2022 NOVAFRICA Conference on
Economic Development

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


Sponsored by


Endorsed by

Keynote Presentations

Seema Jayachandran

Northwestern University

Mushfiq Mobarak

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. 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.


June 22, 2022

09.00 am | Conference Registration


09.15 am | Welcome Session (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova School of Business and Economics


09.30 am | Institutional Address (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

João Gomes Cravinho, Minister of Foreigner Affairs (TBC)


10.00 am | Parallel Sessions A (Room TBD)


12.00 pm | Lunch


02.00 pm | Keynote Speech (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University


03.00 pm | Coffee Break


03.30 pm | Parallel Sessions B (Room TBD)


05.30 pm | Policy Round Table (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)



June 23, 2022

9.00 am | Parallel Sessions C (Room TBD)


11.00 am | Coffee-Break


11.30 am | Keynote Speech (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Jakob Svensson, Stockholm University


12.30 pm | Lunch


02.00 pm | Keynote Speech (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University


03.00 pm | Parallel Sessions D (Room TBD)


05.00 pm | Coffee Break


05.30 pm | Plenary Speaker (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

António Vitorino, International Organization for Migrations (IOM)


06.30 pm | Closing remarks (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Highlighting the 10th NOVAFRICA Anniversary

Cátia Batista and Pedro Vicente, Scientific Directors of NOVAFRICA


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”.