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NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Gender and Agency Within the Household: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan”

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

A talk with Sara Lowes

A talk with Sara Lowes  On November 8th, 2017, Sara Lowes gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “Matrilineal Kinship and Spousal Cooperation: Evidence from the Matrilineal Belt”. 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 the video here. You can... Read More

The Uses of Development Economics: A talk with Abhijit Banerjee

On November 7, 2017, NOVAFRICA welcomes Professor Abhijit Banerjee from MIT for a talk under the theme “The Uses of Development Economics”. This event, co-organized by NOVAFRICA, NEC, E4P and NovaSU, will be an informal conversation for those interested in development economics. Abhijit Banerjee is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.... Read More

A talk with Lucia Corno

On October 25th, 2017, Lucia Corno gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks, and the Direction of Marriage Payments”. 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 the... Read More

A talk with Lorenzo Casaburi

On October 18th, 2017, Lorenzo Casaburi gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Firm and Market Response to Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenyan Dairy Industry”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked him a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can... Read More

A talk with Severine Toussaert

On October 16th, 2017, Severine Toussaert gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. Her seminar was entitled “Eliciting Temptation and Self-control Through Menu Choices: A Lab Experiment”. 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 the video... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar: “Firm and Market Response to Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenyan Dairy Industry”

On Wednesday, October 18th, at 2.30pm, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Lorenzo Casaburi, from University of Zurich, to present his work. Authors: Lorenzo Casaburi (University of Zurich) Abstract: Failures in saving markets can spill over into other markets: When producers are saving constrained, trustworthy buyers can offer infrequent delayed payments, a saving tool, and purchase at... Read More
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