2024 NOVAFRICA Conference on
Economic Development

June 27 and 28, 2024
Nova SBE, Carcavelos campus
Lisbon, Portugal


Keynote Presentations

Seema Jayachandran

Princeton University

David McKenzie

World Bank

Christopher Udry

Northwestern University

Call For Papers - Deadline: February 15, 2024

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:

Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by February 15, 2024. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by March 4, 2024, at which time conference registration will open.

Scientific Committee:

Submit your paper here.
You can also download the pdf version of the call for papers here.


Pre-conference event

2024 PhD Summer School on Development Economics

June 24 – 26, 2024.

Conference Program



Early Bird Registration fee (until April 30th, 2024): EUR 200.00.
Regular Registration fee (between May 1st and June 8th, 2024): EUR 300.00.

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 until April 22nd, 2024: 220€/Night – Classic Single Room | 240€/Night – Classic Double Room (breakfast included | does not include city tax: 2€ per person per day) | Reservations through website using the promotional code “NOVAFRICA2024”.

Farol Hotel 5*****

Special prices upon availability: special 15% discount on the best available rate (BAR), which can be found on this link. Reservations must be made with Patricia Finuras at To access this discount, please quote the promotional code “NOVAFRICA24”.

Riviera Hotel Carcavelos 4****

Special prices upon availability until May 27th, 2024(for the nights on 26 and 27 June): 99€/Night – Single Room | 114€/Night – Double Room (breakfast and Wi-Fi Internet included) | Cancellation Policy: free of charges if cancelled until 72h before check in| Reservations through email using this address or this using the promotional code “NOVAFRICA2024”.