2022 NOVAFRICA Conference on
Economic Development

June 22 and 23, 2022
Nova SBE, Carcavelos campus
Lisbon, Portugal


Keynote Presentations

Seema Jayachandran

Northwestern University

Mushfiq Mubarak

Yale University

Jakob Svensson

Stockholm University

Call For Papers – Deadline: March 15, 2022

Invitation to submit:

We are looking for contributions on the broad theme of economic development. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: education and health; entrepreneurship and private sector development; financial inclusion; international migration and refugees; natural resource management; public service provision and political economy; technology adoption in low-income countries.

Submission guidelines and timetable:

Please email your submission to Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by March 15, 2022. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by March 30, 2022.

Scientific Committee:


Download the pdf version of the call for papers here.





Travel to Carcavelos campus


The easiest way to come to Lisbon is by airplane to the Lisbon airport. The easiest way to get from the airport to the Nova campus in Carcavelos is by Taxi or Uber. It is a 30Km journey that costs up to 35 EUR by taxi.


If you arrive by car, you can use the campus parking or park for free in the campus’ surrounding areas.


You can travel overnight by train. There are trains connecting Madrid (Lusitânia Comboio Hotel), Vigo (Celta train) and Irun (Sud Expresso) to Lisbon. From the city center you can take a train to the Nova Carcavelos campus. This train leaves from the station “Cais do Sodré” to either the “Oeiras” or the “Carcavelos” train station and takes approximately 35 minutes. From the Oeiras train station it is a 20 minute walk to the campus. It is 25 minute walk or 5 minute ride with the MobiCascais shuttle from the train station in Carcavelos.

Within Campus

Please see the campus map here for a description of the conference rooms and campus facilities.


Local Accommodation