2016 NOVAFRICA Conference
on Economic Development in Africa

July 14th and 15th, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal.


Keynote Presentations

Stefan Dercon

Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford

David McKenzie

Lead Economist at the World Bank

Edward Miguel

Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley


Cátia Batista

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | CReAM | IZA

Pedro Vicente

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | BREAD

Call For Papers – Deadline: April 4th, 2016

Invitation to submit:

We are looking for contributions on the broad theme of economic development in Africa. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: mobile money and financial innovation; natural resource management; the quality of education and health; migration, remittances and the brain drain; the quality of public services and political economy; or entrepreneurship and management practices in the African context.

Submission timetable:

Submissions of full papers (PDF files) are expected by April 4, 2016. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by April 14, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission to