2022 NOVAFRICA Conference on
Economic Development

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


Keynote Presentations


Mushfiq Mobarak

Yale University

Jakob Svensson

Stockholm University

Conference Video and Photos

See the sum up Video and the photos of the conference here.

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. Due to the large number of submissions received, decisions will be communicated until April 30, 2022.

Scientific Committee:


Download the pdf version of the call for papers here.



Pre-conference event:

2022 NOVAFRICA PhD Workshop on Experimental Development Economics

on June 21, 2022


Conference Program

Please find a pdf version of the full conference program here.

The keynote presentation by Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University) was cancelled due to force majeure.


June 22, 2022

8.30 am | Registration


9.00 am | Opening Session

(Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova School of Business and Economics
Manuel de Araújo, Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique

10.00 am | Coffee Break


10.30 am | Parallel Sessions A

| Health (Room B130)
| Intrahousehold (Room B127)
| Investments in Human Capital (Room B137)
| Labor (Room B129)
| Social Programs (Room B131)

12.30 pm | Lunch


2.00 pm | Keynote Speech
Seasonal Poverty

(Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137 | Zoom)
Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University

3.00 pm | Coffee Break


3.30 pm | Parallel Sessions B

| Education (Room B131)
| Firms (Room B129)
| Gender (Room B130)
| Political Economy I (Room B127)
| Public Sector Incentives (Room B137)

6.00 pm | Coffee Break


6.30 pm | Policy Roundtable
Closing Gender Gaps

(Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137 | Zoom)
Chair: Catia Batista, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Argentina Matavel, United Nations Population Fund
Magda Robalo Silva, Women in Global Health
Esselina Macome, Financial Sector Deepening Moçambique and UEM
Wendy Teleki, World Bank, We-Fi

June 23, 2022

9.00 am | Parallel Sessions C

| Finance (Room B130)
| Migration (Room B137)
| Political Economy II (Room B131)
| Property Rights (Room B127)
| Taxation (Room B129)

11.30 am | Coffee-Break


12.00 pm | Keynote Speech
It’s (also) What You Produce: Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

(Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137 | Zoom)
Jakob Svensson, Stockholm University

1.00 pm | Lunch


2.30 pm | Parallel Sessions D

| Conflict (Room B137)
| Environmental (Room B127)
| Fertility (Room B129)
| Natural resources (Room B131)
| Refugees (Room B130)

4.30 pm | Coffee Break


5.00 pm | Closing Session
Highlighting the 10th NOVAFRICA Anniversary

(Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Cátia Batista and Pedro Vicente, Scientific Directors of NOVAFRICA



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The deadlines and fees for registration are:

May 15, 2022 for presenters.
May 31, 2022 for non-presenters.
Early Bird application (until May 15, 2022): EUR 150.00.
Regular application (May 16 to May 31, 2022): EUR 250.00.

Click here to go to the registration form.

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

Palácio Estoril Hotel 5*****

Special prices upon availability: 210€/Night – Single Room | 230€/Night – Double Room (breakfast included | does not include city tax: 2€ per person per day) | Reservations through website using the promotional code “NOVAFRICA”.

Lagoas Park Hotel 4****

Special prices upon availability: 85€/Night – Standard Single Room | 95€/Night – Standard Double Room |102€/Night – Executive Single Room | 112€/Night – Executive Double Room (includes breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet, Gym Access and access upon availability to the hotel garage | all taxes and services included) | Cancellation Policy: one night per stay will be charged if cancelled until 48h before check in | Reservations by email to or by phone to +351 217 912 424.

Intercontinental Cascais-Estoril Hotel 5*****

Special prices upon availability (for the nights between 23 and 25 June): 260€/Night – Garden view Room | 360€/Night – Ocean view Room (breakfast included) | Reservations through link and by email to using the promotional code “#NOVAFRICA”.