NOVAFRICA Call for Papers: Globalization and Development | A NOVAFRICA and World Bank Workshop

You are invited to submit a paper for the upcoming workshop on “Globalization and Development” The workshop is sponsored by NOVAFRICA and the World Bank. It will take place at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, on June 9, 2017. The goal of the workshop is to bring together academics to discuss the implications of globalization and economic integration for economic development.

The workshop is open to both theoretical and empirical analyses. It will feature around 6 papers, and a keynote speech by Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University).


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • The impacts of global economic integration (through trade, migration, and capital flows) on:
    • Economic development,
    • Local labor markets,
    • Firm-level decisions.
  • Globalization and economic growth: measurement issues and dynamics;
  • The adjustment costs associated with economic integration and the role of social programs and policies in reducing these costs.


If you would like to submit a paper, please send a draft (extended abstracts accepted) in pdf or word format by email stating in the subject: “2017 NOVAFRICA-WB Workshop” to

The deadline is May 5, 2017. Authors of the selected papers will be informed by May 12th.


The papers to be presented will be selected by a program committee formed by: Catia Batista (Nova SBE), Luca David Opromolla (Banco de Portugal), Susana Peralta (Nova SBE), Samuel Pienknagura (WB), Joana Silva (WB), and Pedro Vicente (Nova SBE).


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