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NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Learning About Oneself: The Effects of Performance Feedback on School Choice”

On Wednesday, April, 18th, at 2.30pm the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Matteo Bobba, Tolouse School of Economics, to present his work. Author: Matteo Bobba (Tolouse School of Economics) Abstract: We design and implement a field experiment that provides students from less advantaged backgrounds with individualized feedback on performance in a mock version of the admission exam used to ration... Read More

A talk with Shanker Satyanath

On February 9th, 2018, Shanker Satyanath gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Cronyism in State Violence: Evidence from Labor Repression During Argentina’s Last Dictatorship”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked his a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see the video here. You... Read More

A talk with Kent Miller

On February 19th, 2018, Kent Miller gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Strategic Issue Diagnosis by Top Management Teams: A Multiple-Agent model”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked his a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see the video here. You can also see... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Self-confidence and unraveling in matching markets”

On Wednesday, February 28th, at 2.30pm the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Marie-Pierre Dargnies, from University of Paris Dauphine, to present her work. Author: Marie-Pierre Dargnies (University of Paris Dauphine) Abstract: We document experimentally how biased self-assessments affect the outcome of matching markets. In the experiments, we exogenously manipulate the self-confidence of participants regarding their relative performance by employing hard and... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Strategic Issue Diagnosis by Top Management Teams: A Multiple-Agent Model”

On Monday, February 19th, at 2.30pm the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Kent Miller, from Michigan State University, to present his work. Author: Kent Miller (Michigan State University) Abstract: This study proposes a theoretical explanation for the accuracy of top management teams’ diagnoses of complex strategic issues. Key contingencies are the span of managerial attention and its... Read More

A talk with Abhijeet Singh

On February 7th, 2018, Abhijeet Singh gave a talk in the NOVAFRICA Seminar Series. His seminar was entitled “Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology Aided Instruction in India”. After the seminar the NOVAFRICA Student Group asked his a few questions about the paper he presented and his research in general. You can see the video here. You can also see NOVAFRICA... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India”

On Wednesday, February 7th, at 2.30pm the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Abhijeet Singh, from University College London, to present his work. Author: Abhijeet Singh (University College London) Abstract: We present experimental evidence on the impact of a personalized technology-aided after-school instruction program on learning outcomes. Our setting is middle-school grades in urban India, where a lottery provided winning... Read More

NOVAFRICA Seminar:
“Cronyism in State Violence: Evidence from Labor Repression During Argentina’s Last Dictatorship”

On Friday, February 9th, at 2.30pm the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Shanker Satyanath, from New York University, to present his work. Author: Shanker Satyanath (New York University) Abstract: We study whether crony governance can extend beyond economic policy to the targeting of state violence against citizens. We do so with a micro-analysis of state repression by... Read More

Annual Report 2016

Since its creation in 2011, the NOVAFRICA center has produced substantial output in the field of business and economic development in African countries. Specifically, we have been undertaking a range of applied research projects in which the interaction with governmental and non‐governmental institutions has been of key importance. Our geographical focus of attention has mainly,... Read More