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NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Gender Differences in the Choice of Major: The Importance of Female Role Models”

On Wednesday, June 28th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Danila Serra, from Southern Methodist University, to present her work. Authors: Danila Serra (Southern Methodist University) Abstract: Women have been traditionally underrepresented in several fields of study, notably those with the highest returns. While in the last two decades many disciplines, including mathematics and physical... Read More

NOVAFRICA 2017 Summer Internships

NOVAFRICA is excited to launch the 2017 Summer Research Internship Program! Project: Natural Resources in Mozambique Interns: Maria Benedita Carvalho and Alexander Wisse Project: Health Agents in Guinea-Bissau Interns: Maria Sousa and Xaver Schenker Project: Cash Transfers in Guinea-Bissau Interns: Giulia Caivano and João Dias NOVAFRICA knows all the projects will gain with their participation, motivation and... Read More

Globalization and Development Workshop

NOVAFRICA, the World Bank and Banco de Portugal are organizing a workshop on Globalization and Development. The workshop is an all-day event, starting at 9 am, on June 9, 2017. It will take place at Nova SBE, in Lisbon. We will count with the participation of renowned economics scholars, such as Daron Acemoglu, from MIT,... Read More

A talk with Jaime Millán-Quijano

On June 7th, 2017, Jaime Millán-Quijano gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Internal Cocaine Trafficking And Armed Violence In Colombia”. 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 here. Written... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Internal Cocaine Trafficking And Armed Violence In Colombia”

On Wednesday, June 7th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Jaime Millán-Quijano, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, to present his work. Authors: Jaime Millán-Quijano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Abstract: This paper exploits time variation in international cocaine prices and potential trafficking within Colombia to estimate exogenous changes in municipality homicide rates. I construct... Read More

A talk with Francesca Marchetta

On April 27th, 2017, Francesca Marchetta gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “The impact of weather events on work and schooling decisions in Madagascar”. 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

A talk with Simone Bertoli

On April 26th, 2017, Simone Bertoli gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Migration and co-residence choices”. 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 here. Written by the NOVAFRICA Student Group

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Migration and co-residence choices”

On Wednesday, April 26th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Simone Bertoli, from CERDI, to present his work. Authors: Simone Bertoli (CERDI) Abstract: The partition of family members into separate households evolves over time, as co-residence choices can respond to time-varying incentives and constraints. The migration literature implicitly assumes that the migration of one household... Read More