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NOVAFRICA Student Group

The NOVAFRICA Student Group is constituted by students from Nova SBE and has as main objective to establish the connection between the Center and the Nova SBE students by promoting and supporting the center activities and projects.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact us via email.
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Rute Caeiro
Rute Martins Caeiro

Rute has joined Nova SBE in September 2007. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Nova SBE and spent a semester abroad at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Rute is a graduate of the Masters in Economics and her thesis is a NOVAFRICA Working Paper. She is currently the field project coordinator of “The role of technology, financial resources and business skills in microenterprise development in Mozambique”, a NOVAFRICA research project. Her main fields of interest are Macroeconomics and Development economics.

Ruth Fortmann
Ruth Fortmann

Ruth is currently a student in the Research Master of Economics at Nova SBE. She obtained her B.Sc. at the University of Cologne and holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Several internships in the field of international cooperation have fostered her interest in research in the area of Development Economics. She joined Nova SBE and NSG in the summer of 2013 out of interest for the topic and the regional focus on Africa.

Stefan Leeffers

Stefan recently graduated from the Masters in Economics at Nova SBE and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tilburg University. Since 2014 he has been active within NOVAFRICA through several projects on financial inclusion in Mozambique. Currently he is working as a consultant for The World Bank on an education project in Angola. His main topics of interest are development economics, political economy and experimental economics.

Carolina Nogueira
Carolina Nogueira

Carolina is a student of the Masters in Economics at Nova SBE. She has always been passionate about getting involved in the community through several volunteer activities. Her dream is to couple her passion for volunteer work with her strong interest in Economics, especially Development and Public Economics as well as Education. She believes NOVAFRICA will give her the tools to explore further these topics.

Julia Seither

Julia graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt in 2012 with a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration. Currently she is attending the second year of the Master in Economics and the Research Master in Economics at Nova SBE. In 2013 she participated in a research internship attached to the NOVAFRICA center in Maputo, Mozambique. She is especially interested the impacts of migration in developing countries, the formation of political institutions and education.

Joana Cardim

Joana has concluded her Masters in Economics and International Management (CEMS MIM) in 2014. She is currently a PhD student in Economics at Nova SBE. During the period of her studies she has had the opportunity to study and work in Padova (Italy), Berkeley (USA) and Prague (Czech Republic). Her main fields of interest are Economics of Education, Human Capital and Development Economics.

Ana García Hernandez

Ana is currently a student in the PhD of Economics at Nova SBE and she holds a M.Sc. in Specialized Economic Analysis from Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Ana worked as a Research Associate for Innovations for Poverty Action in Uganda and managed two projects evaluating the relationship between local political accountability and public service delivery and the provision of land titles and intra-household decision making. Previously Ana worked as a technical advisor for Carlos III University in a European Commission Project in San Salvador and interned in a microfinance institution in Mumbai. During these experiences Ana developed interest for Empirical Economics and Political Economy applied to Development Economics with a focus on Gender Empowerment.

Jacob Macdonald
Jacob Macdonald

Jacob is a second year student of the Research Masters in Economics at Nova SBE. His areas of interest include applied economics and policy analysis in labour, health, and urban development. Currently he is working on his thesis under the supervision of a NOVAFRICA Resident Member.

Margarida Ortigão
Margarida Ortigão

Margarida is a second year student of the Masters in Economics at Nova SBE. Her major field of interest is Development Economics and had the pleasure of spending 3 months in Maputo with Novafrica doing a study for the Bank of Mozambique relating electronic means of payments in small businesses.

Inês Vilela
Inês Vilela

Inês is an Economics research master student at Nova SBE. She holds a B.Sc. from Porto University and a master from Nova SBE, both in Economics. Despite the uncertain origin of her interest in Africa Development, she spent the last two years and a half working in research projects in Mozambique. From this experience she consolidated her interest in behavioural economics applied to development topics, particularly financial behaviour at the individual and community level.

Francesco Cestari

Francesco obtained the double Bachelor degree in Economics awarded for the University of Trento, Italy jointly with the University of Technology of Dresden, Germany. After having gained some experiences as a worker, was awarded with the Master degree in Economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics – University Nova of Lisbon. Francesco worked as a research assistant for NOVAFRICA in a partnership with Gesto Energy Consulting in Mozambique during the summer 2015. The project consisted in organizing the impact evaluation a program that aimed at introducing photo-voltaic cells in rural areas of the Maputo province.

Matilde Grácio
Matilde Grácio

Matilde is currently enrolled as an Economics student in the Research Masters Program at Nova SBE. Her academic and professional path include a bachelor in Economics from the same institution and one year spent in Mozambique coordinating field work for the NOVAFRICA knowledge center. Her main interests focus on empirical and behavioral economics with a direct application to the development world.

Rui Mascarenhas
Rui Mascarenhas

Rui is a Masters in Economics student at Nova SBE, pursuing a major in Development and Trade. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Nova SBE. Rui also attended the London School of Economics Summer School, where he attended an International Relations course on the political economy of development. His main interests involve the dynamics of interaction between the economic and political spheres of developing countries.

Matteo Ruzzante

Matteo Ruzzante is a student in the Master in Economics and teaching assistant at Nova SBE. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management from the University of Padua and attended an exchange semester at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. During the summer of 2016, he participated to NOVAFRICA’s research project “On the Mechanics of the Natural Resource Curse” in the region of Cabo Delgado, north of Mozambique. His main research interests are in development economics and macroeconomics.