On Wednesday, November 9th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Luigi Minale from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid to present his work. Authors: Luigi Minale (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Abstract: This paper analyses the relation between individual migrations and the risk attitudes of other household members when migration is a household decision. We develop... Read More
On Wednesday, October 19th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Emily Breza from Columbia University to present her work. Authors: Emily Breza (Columbia University) Abstract: We study whether individuals save more when information about their savings is shared with another village member (a “monitor”). We focus on whether the monitor’s effectiveness depends on her network position. Central... Read More
On Monday, October 10th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Alessandro Tarozzi from Universitat Pompeu Fabra to present his work. Authors: Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Abstract: A large literature documents a widespread prevalence of small stature among Indian children as well as adults. We show that a height gap relative to a richer population such as... Read More
On Thursday, October 6th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Claudio Ferraz from PUC Rio to present his work. Authors: Claudio Ferraz (PUC Rio) Please find further information about this seminar here. See the paper here.
On the 14th and 15th of July, NOVAFRICA held a conference on innovations and challenges of economic development in Africa. The conference, in which renowned researchers from international universities participated, reported on current initiatives and research projects in development economics, as well as hosted a policy roundtable with representatives from the Portuguese government, the private... Read More
On Wednesday, June 22nd, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Flávio Cunha, from Rice University to present his work on maternal investments and early childhood development. Authors: Irma Elo Jennifer Culhane Flávio Cunha Abstract: We formulate a model of early childhood development that includes maternal subjective expectations (MSE) about the technology of skill formation. The model explores how MSE... Read More
On Thursday, June 16th, at 4.00pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Marcel Fafchamps, from Stanford University to present his work on intra-household decision making and women empowerment in Pakistan. Author: Uzma Afzal Giovanna d’Adda Marcel Fafchamps Abstract: Theoretical and empirical work on intra-household decision making capture empowerment through bargaining weights given to individual preferences, and infer such weights from... Read More
On Wednesday, May 25th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Tilman Brück, from the International Security and Development Center to present his work on the origins of domestic violence in Angola. Author: Tilman Brück Abstract: This paper studies the long-run individual-level origins of perpetrating intimate partner violence. Using self-collected survey data from Angola, we demonstrate... Read More
On Wednesday, May 18th, at 11.00am, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Alice Mesnard, from the City University London to present her work on the effects of information asymmetries on household transfers. Author: Alice Mesnard Abstract: This paper studies asymmetry of information and transfers within a unique data set of 712 extended family networks from Tanzania. Using... Read More
On Wednesday, May 11th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Philip Verwimp, from the Université Livre de Bruxelles to present his work on the effects of secondary education in Burundi. Please find further information about this seminar here.