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First NOVAFRICA Workshop on Migration and Development

July 13th, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Speakers

Cátia Batista

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Marta Bronzin

International Organization for Migration

David McKenzie

World Bank

The 1st NOVAFRICA Workshop on Migration and Development is organized by the NOVAFRICA knowledge center at the Nova School of Business and Economics to give doctoral students, Post-Docs, and junior researchers the opportunity to share their work with other early-stage researchers and renowned keynote speakers. The workshop will take place before the 2016 NOVAFRICA Conference on Economic Development in Africa to maximize networking opportunities for workshop participants.

Arrival Information

Airplane

The easiest way to come to Lisbon is by airplane. The Lisbon Portela Airport connects Lisbon to more than 100 destinations. The airport is 7km away from the city centre. After arriving you can take the metro (every day from 6.30am until 1.00am), which will only take approximately 30 minutes to the venue and it will cost 1.90€. You can also take the airport shuttle that connects the airport to the city centre (every day from 7.00am until 23.20pm), which will cost 3.50€. Alternatively you can also take a taxi which will cost approximately 10€ or rent a car at the airport (all price are reference prices). Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from time to time. Find out more here.

Train

You can travel overnight by train. There are trains connecting Madrid (Lusitânia Comboio Hotel), Vigo (Celta train) and Irun (Sud Expresso) to Lisbon.

Local Accommodation

Intercontinental Lisboa

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135€/Night – Single Deluxe Room | 155€/Night – Double Deluxe Room

Location: 9 minutes walking to conference venue
Instructions: Email Carla Coutinho referring to NOVAFRICA Conference via carla.coutinho@ihg.com.

Hotel Real Palácio 5*****

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80€/Night – Single Room | 90€/Night – Double Room

Location: 8/9 minutes walking to conference venue
Instructions: Go to the website,choose the hotel (Hotel Real Palácio), and on the window “Corporate/Promotion Code”, insert the code “104”.

Hotel Real Parque 4****

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60€/Night – Single Room | 70€/Night

Location: 9/10 minutes walking to conference venue
Instructions: Go to the website,choose the hotel (Hotel Real Parque), and on the window “Corporate/Promotion Code”, insert the code “104”.

Sana Executive

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Location: 5 minutes distance by taxi to conference venue
Instructions: Email sanaexecutive@sanahotels.com, referring to NOVAFRICA Conference and you will benefit 20% reduction on the price.

Sana Rex

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Location: 8/9 minutes walking to conference venue
Instructions: Email sanarex@sanahotels.com, referring to NOVAFRICA Conference and you will benefit 20% reduction on the price.

Program

Please find a printable version of the program here.

JUL 13th

Palacete Henrique de Mendonça

 

08h30
Registration

 

09h00
Welcome Note
Julia Seither

Nova School of Business and Economics, and NOVAFRICA

 

09h15
Policy Address
Marta Bronzin

Head of Office, International Organization for Migration – Portugal

 

09h45
Determinants of Migration
Migration and Development: Dissecting the Anatomy of the Mobility Transition

Thu Hien Dao, Université Catholique de Louvain and University of Bielefeld

The Importance of Access Policies in South-South Migration: Ecuador’s Policy of Open Doors as a Quasi-Experiment

Kyle Holloway, Innovations for Poverty Action

 

10h45
Coffee Break

 

11h15
Migration and Information
Catia Batista

Professor of Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics, and Co-Founder and Scientific Director, NOVAFRICA

 

12h00
Welfare Effects of Migration
Unevenly Distributed Benefits of International Migration: Evidence from Bangladesh

Silvio Traverso, University of Florence

The Geography of Educated Elites: Development Implications and Long-Run Prospects

Christoph Deuster, Université Catholique de Louvain and Nova School of Business and Economics
 

13h00
Lunch

 

14h15
Social Remittances
Can Parental Migration Reduce Petty Corruption in Education?

Manuel Santos Silva, Georg-August University Göttingen

Migration, Social Networks, and Political Participation in Mozambique

Julia Seither, Nova School of Business and Economics

Can I Have Permission to Leave the House? Return Migration and the Transfer of Gender Norms

Michele Tuccio, University of Southampton

15h45

 

Coffee Break

 

16h00
Consumption Decisions
Are Remittances a Resource for Human Capital Accumulation? A Cross-Country Analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emanuele Zucchini, University of Florence

Sending Money to Make Them Feel Better? Remittances and Household Health Consumption Choices in Peru

Sara Giunti, University of Trento
 

17h00
Keynote Address
David McKenzie

Lead Economist of the Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit, World Bank

Call For Papers – Deadline: April 30th, 2016

Invitation to submit:

We are looking for contributions on the economics of migration in the development context. Topics of interest include but are not limited to brain drain vs. brain gain; the effects of financial and immaterial remittances such as political attitudes and social norms; the determinants of migration out of developing countries; the effects of migration on entrepreneurship creation, labour markets, and international trade; migration and poverty alleviation; the impact of social networks of migrants.

Submission timetable:

Submissions of full paper drafts (PDF files) are expected by April 30, 2016. Decisions will be communicated by May 16, 2016.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission with the subject “1st PhD Workshop on Migration and Development” to novafrica@novasbe.pt.

Scientific Committee:
Cátia Batista
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Teresa Molina Millán
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Pedro C. Vicente
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Organizer:
Julia Seither
Universidade Nova de Lisboa