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Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows

The Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH (WZB Berlin Social Science Centre) seeks to hire Two Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows starting on 1 September 2017 for the duration of up to two years. Appointments are made at 65% of the regular working hours (currently 25.35 hours/week). The WZB is a publicly financed international social science institution that conducts basic... Read More

Consultor Internacional para Guiné-Bissau

O Governo da Guiné-Bissau abriu uma vaga de Consultor Internacional para Promover o Registo De Empresários Aderentes ao “Estatuto de Entreprenant”.  Para aceder aos termos de referência, consulte o link: http://novafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Other-Opportunities-Consultor-Individual.pdf Em caso de interesse, envie CV para Francisco Moraes Leitão Campos, através do e-mail fcampos@worldbank.org.

A talk with David Drott

On December 7th, 2016, David Drott gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked him a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see the video... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Interpersonal Inequality, Intrahousehold Inequalities and Poverty in Senegal”

On Wednesday, February 1st, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Sylvie Lambert from Paris School of Economics to present her work. Authors: Sylvie Lambert (Paris School of Economics) Abstract: This paper uses a novel survey to re-examine inequality levels in Senegal. Using consumption data collected at a relatively disaggregated level within households, it first underlines that consumption inequality... Read More

NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships

NOVAFRICA has been promoting  the NOVAFRICA Merit Scholarships Program since 2012. This scholarship is awarded to talented students from African countries who have been accepted at Nova SBE. It consists of a tuition waiver and subsistence allowance. Before being considered for this scholarship, students must secure admission in a Nova SBE degree of their choice.... Read More

A talk with Jessica Goldberg

On November 23th, 2016, Jessica Goldberg gave a talk in NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “When Defaults Matter: Behavioral Economics and The Use of Savings Accounts in Malawi”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked her a few questions about the paper she presented and her research in general. You can see... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Long-Range Growth: Economic Development in the Global Network of Air Links”

On Wednesday, December 7th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes David Drott from University of Zurich to present his work. Authors: David Drott (University of Zurich) Abstract: We study the impact of international long-distance flights on the global spatial allocation of economic activity. To identify causal effects, we exploit variation due to regulatory and technological constraints which... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“When Defaults Matter: Behavioral Economics and The Use of Savings Accounts in Malawi”

On Wednesday, November 23th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Jessica Goldberg from University of Maryland to present her work. Authors: Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland)   Abstract: We assess the propensity of owners of a savings account to switch to another, cheaper account, once fees are introduced to their hitherto free account, compared to that of... Read More