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What can Development Economics do for Development?

  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
  • What can Development Economics do for Development?
18th April 2012

 

Nova School of Business and Economics
Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Campolide
Auditorium 224

 

A debate on the impact of academics in the developing world

 
What can Development Economics do for development? This was the question raised by NOVAFRICA – Nova Africa Center for Business and Economics Development in a debate on the impact of academics in the developing world which marked the formal presentation of this knowledge center created by the Nova School of Business and Economics in partnership with the Angola Business School (ABS).

The Dean, Professor Ferreira Machado, opened the event and stressed, beyond the importance of development economics, the imperative of the teaching of management for the advance of African economies – a perspective that is in fact aligned with one of the NOVAFRICA’s main objectives of “capacity building” in those territories.
Professor Cátia Batista, Executive Director of NOVAFRICA, presented the center – its mission, basic structure and units and the activities currently in place and planned for the remaining of the year – such as research projects, development of case studies and applied knowledge, annual conference and regular seminars, to name a few.
Tiago de Almeida presented the NOVAFRICA Student Group – an essential organization that will establish a bridge between the students and NOVAFRICA besides promoting the center and supporting its activities and projects – students will, for instance, participate in research, teaching and other capacity building activities in Portuguese-speaking African countries.
The keynote speakers – Professors Pedro Vicente and José Tavares – shared their thoughts on the proposed theme for the debate from the micro and macro standpoints respectively – interesting and thought-provoking ideas that have generated strong participation from the audience.

PROGRAM
SPEAKER
17h30

Opening address

José A. Ferreira Machado

Dean, Nova School of Business and Economics

17h45

Introduction of NOVAFRICA

Cátia Batista

Executive Director, NOVAFRICA

17h55

NOVAFRICA Student Group Introduction

Tiago Almeida

President NSG and Master Student, Nova School of Business and Economics

18h05

“Macro and Development”

José Tavares

Associate Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics

18h15

“Micro and Development”

Pedro Vicente

Associate Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics

18h25

Debate

moderated by José A. Ferreira Machado
18h40

Questions and Answers