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Conferência NOVAFRICA 2019 sobre
Desenvolvimento Económico em África

June 3, 4 and 5, 2019.
Nova SBE, Carcavelos campus.
Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Keynote Presentations

Paul Collier

University of Oxford

Gerard Padro-i-Miquel

Yale University

Tavneet Suri

MIT

Leonard Wantchekon

Princeton University

Scientific Committee:

Tijan Bah

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA

Cátia Batista

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA | CReAM | IZA

Alex Coutts

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA

Victoire Girard

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA

Teresa Molina

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA

Pedro Vicente

Universidade Nova de Lisboa | NOVAFRICA | BREAD

 

Call For Papers – Deadline: March 1, 2019

Invitation to submit:

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

Submission timetable:

Submissions of full papers (pdf files) are expected by March 1, 2019. Extended abstracts may also be submitted but priority will be given to full papers. Decisions will be made by April 5, 2019.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission to novafrica@novasbe.pt.

Download the pdf version here.

Program

Please find a detailed version of the program here. 

Instructions for presenters: Each paper is allocated thirty minutes: 20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for the discussant, and 5 minutes for audience questions. The last speaker in each parallel session has been assigned the task of chairing the session. This person is in charge of keeping the time.

Pre-Conference Event:   2019 NOVAFRICA PhD Workshops on
Agriculture, Technology Adoption, and Social Networks
Migration and Development
Political Economy and Development

 

JUNE 3rd

 

14h00
Registration

 

14h30
Opening Session (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

 

15h00
Keynote Speech: The Strength of Weak Ties: Educational Externalities and Intergenerational Mobility in Benin (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Leonard Wantchekon

Princeton University

 

16h00
Coffee Break

 

16h30
Parallel Sessions A:
A1 | Policy Roundtable (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Economic Development in Africa

Chair: Gameela Ismail
Miguel Geraldes, Unitel
Ricardo Santos, BEI

A2 | Infrastructure and Land (Room B131)
Incentives for Joint Land Titling: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Presenter: Michael O’Sullivan, World Bank
Discussant: Ximena Játiva, Université de Fribourg

Better roads, better off? Evidence of improving roads in Tanzania

Presenter: Ximena Játiva, Université de Fribourg
Discussant: Steven Poelhekke, University of Auckland

Priority Roads: the Political Economy of Africa’s Interior-to-Coast Roads

Presenter: Steven Poelhekke, University of Auckland
Discussant: Michael O’Sullivan, World Bank

A3 | Entrepreneurship (Room B132)
The Effect of Personalized Feedback on Small Enterprises’ Finances in Uganda

Presenter: Helke Seitz, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Discussant: Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics

Know-how and know-who: Effects of a randomized training on network changes among small urban entrepreneurs

Presenter: Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
Discussant: Julia Seither, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Reference Points and Micro-Entrepreneurship

Presenter: Julia Seither, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Helke Seitz, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

A4 | Climate Change (Room B130)
Weather Shocks and Self Esteem

Presenter: Angela Doku, University of Geneva
Discussant: Francesca Marchetta, Université Clermont Auvergne

Fertility after The Drought: Theory and Evidence from Madagascar

Presenter: Francesca Marchetta, Université Clermont Auvergne
Discussant: Angela Doku, University of Geneva

 

JUNE 4th

 

09h00
Parallel Sessions B:
B1 | Natural Resources (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
The Local Political Resource Curse

Presenter: Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development
Discussant: Victoire Girard, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Natural resources and ethnic identity

Presenter: Victoire Girard, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Luis Becerra-Valbuena, Paris School of Economics

Formalizing land rights can reduce forest loss: Experimental evidence from Benin

Presenter: Luis Becerra-Valbuena, Paris School of Economics
Discussant: Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

Presenter: Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development

B2 | Behavioral (Room B131)
Media and motivation: the effect of performance pay on writers and content

Presenter: Jared Gars, OECD
Discussant: Brais Álvarez Pereira, Bissau Economics Lab

Group size and the use of skills diversity in production

Presenter: Brais Álvarez Pereira, Bissau Economics Lab
Discussant: Ines Vilela, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Networks and Technology Adoption

Presenter: Ines Vilela, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Amma Renate Serwaah Panin, World Bank

God insures those who pay? Formal insurance and religious offerings in Ghana

Presenter: Amma Renate Serwaah Panin, World Bank
Discussant: Jared Gars, OECD

B3 | Finance  (Room B132)
The role of gender in agent banking for a highly under-developed financial sector: Evidence from Democratic Republic of Congo

Presenter: Richard Chamboko, International Finance Corporation
Discussant: Douglas Scott, University of Nottingham

Income Shocks and Poverty Traps: Asset Smoothing in Rural Ethiopia

Presenter: Douglas Scott, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Andre Silva, Federal Reserve Board

Financial Access Under the Microscope

Presenter: Andre Silva, Federal Reserve Board
Discussant: Miri Stryjan, Ben-Gurion University

Loan Contract Structure and Adverse Selection: Survey Evidence from Uganda

Presenter: Miri Stryjan, Ben-Gurion University
Discussant: Richard Chamboko, International Finance Corporation

 

11h00
Coffee Break

 

11h30
Special Session: On the occasion of the 70th birthday of Paul Collier (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Keynote Speech: The Future of Capitalism
Paul Collier

University of Oxford

Roundtable Discussion

Chair: Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Mans Soderbom, University of Gothenborg
José Tavares, Nova SBE

 

13h00
Lunch

 

14h30
Parallel Sessions C:
C1 | Mobile Money (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Short-Term Impacts of Improved Access to Mobile Savings, with and without Business Training: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

Presenter: João Montalvão, World Bank
Discussant: Emma Riley, University of Oxford

Hiding loans in the household using mobile money: Experimental evidence on microenterprise investment in Uganda

Presenter: Emma Riley, University of Oxford
Discussant: Cátia Batista, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa? Evidence from a Field Experiment

Presenter: Cátia Batista, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: João Montalvão, World Bank

C2 | Education I (Room B131)
Female Genital Cutting and Education: Causal Evidence from Senegal

Presenter: Jorge García Hombrados, London School of Economics
Discussant: Stefan Leeffers, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Information and Collective Action in Angolan Schools: Inside the Black Box of Community-driven Development

Presenter: Stefan Leeffers, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER

An analysis of school dropout in Mozambique, 2014-15

Presenter: Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER
Discussant: Jorge García Hombrados, London School of Economics

C3 | Political Economy I (Room B132)
Mobilizing Women Voters: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

Presenter: Zain Chaudhry, Heidelberg University
Discussant: Matilde Grácio, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Social Influence and Political Behavior in Mozambique

Presenter: Matilde Grácio, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Gianmarco León Ciliotta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

How Effective Are Monetary Incentives For Turnout? Voters’ Multidimensional Response to a Nationwide Policy

Presenter: Gianmarco León Ciliotta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Discussant: Zain Chaudhry, Heidelberg University

 

16h00
Keynote Speech: Financial Resilience (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Tavneet Suri

MIT Sloan School of Management

 

17h00
Coffee Break

 

17h30
Parallel Sessions D:
D1 | Health (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Build and they will come?: Access to health facilities and maternal care usage in rural Ethiopia

Presenter: Fredrick Manang, University of Dodoma
Discussant: Teresa Molina, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Non-financial Incentives of Community Health Workers in Guinea-Bissau

Presenter: Teresa Molina, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Manuela Angelucci, University of Texas

Adverse Selection in the Marriage Market: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi

Presenter: Manuela Angelucci, University of Texas
Discussant: Fredrick Manang, University of Dodoma

D2 | Migration I (Room B131)
The Ballot and the Riot: South-South Migration, Elections and Violence in South Africa

Presenter: Pascal Jaupart, University of Oxford
Discussant: Tijan Bah, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Understanding the Willingness to Migrate Illegally: Evidence from a Lab in the Field Experiment

Presenter: Tijan Bah, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Marion Mercier, Université Paris-Dauphine

Fighting from abroad – Do refugees affect violence in the home country?

Presenter: Marion Mercier, Université Paris-Dauphine
Discussant: Pascal Jaupart, University of Oxford

D3 | Agriculture and Technological Adoption (Room B132)
Indirect protection: the impact of cotton insurance on farmers’ income portfolio in Burkina Faso

Presenter: Quentin Stoeffler, Istanbul Technical University
Discussant: Rute Caeiro, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

From Learning to Doing: Diffusion of Agricultural Innovations in Guinea-Bissau

Presenter: Rute Caeiro, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Olivia Bertelli, Université Paris-Dauphine

Investing in agriculture when it is worth it. Evidence from rural Uganda

Presenter: Olivia Bertelli, Université Paris-Dauphine
Discussant: Quentin Stoeffler, Istanbul Technical University

 

JUNE 5th

 

09h00
Parallel Sessions E:
E1 | Conflict (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Terror and Birth Weight: Evidence from Boko Haram Attacks

Presenter: Arinze Nwokolo, Lagos Business School
Discussant:Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Preventing Violent Islamic Radicalization: Behavioral Evidence from Northern Mozambique

Presenter: Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp

Would you fight? An inquiry among high-risk youth in Eastern Congo

Presenter: Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp
Discussant: Arinze Nwokolo, Lagos Business School

E2 | Political Economy II (Room B131)
Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity

Presenter: Thiago Scot, University of California – Berkeley
Discussant: Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Political Voice and Public Goods Provision Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Uganda

Presenter: Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Andreas Backhaus, Centre for European Policy Studies

Ethnic Favoritism Revisited: Competitive Voting in Ghana

Presenter: Andreas Backhaus, Centre for European Policy Studies
Discussant: Thiago Scot, University of California – Berkeley

E3 | Migration II (Room B132)
International migration and government policies: Immigration vs. emigration restrictions

Presenter: Christoph Deuster, United Nations
Discussant: Clotilde Mahé, Maastricht University

Return migration and self-employment: Is there a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ effect?

Presenter: Clotilde Mahé, Maastricht University
Discussant: Liza Jabbour, University of Birmingham

Beyond Experience and Capital, Is there a Return to Return Migration?

Presenter: Liza Jabbour, University of Birmingham
Discussant: Christoph Deuster, United Nations

 

11h00
Coffee Break

 

11h30
Keynote Speech: Accountability in Divided Societies (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel

Yale University

 

12h30
Lunch

 

14h00
Parallel Sessions F:
F1 | Policy Roundtable (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)
Financial Development

Chair: Catia Batista, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Esselina Macome, FSDMoc
Nuno Carmo Vaz, Banco Atlântico

Recent Threats to Stability in Mozambique: The Cases of Conflict in Cabo Delgado and Cyclone Idai in Sofala

Chair: Pedro Vicente, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Diana Castela Araújo, Portuguese Red Cross
Imamo Mussa, Sociedade Civil de Cabo Delgado, Moçambique

F2 | Policy and Institutions (Room B131)
The Gender Bias of Trade Policy in Developing Countries

Presenter: Nicolás Depetris Chauvin, HEC Geneve
Discussant: Luís Brites Pereira, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Institutional Drivers, Historical Determinism, and Economic Development in Mozambique

Presenter: Luís Brites Pereira, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Tobias Korn, Leibniz University

The Emergency. British detention camps and the origins of distrust in Kenya

Presenter: Tobias Korn, Leibniz University
Discussant: Emanuel Gomes, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Testing the self-selection theory in high corruption environments: evidence from African SMEs

Presenter: Emanuel Gomes, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Nicolás Depetris Chauvin, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland

F3 | Education II (Room B132)
Improving Access and Quality in Early Childhood Development Programs: Experimental Evidence from The Gambia

Presenter: Moussa P. Blimpo, World Bank
Discussant: Joana Cardim, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA

Technology-Aided Instruction in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Angola

Presenter: Joana Cardim, Nova SBE and NOVAFRICA
Discussant: Anders Olofsgård, Stockholm School of Economics

Incentivizing Textbooks for Self-Study: Experimental Evidence on Student Learning from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Presenter: Anders Olofsgård, Stockholm School of Economics
Discussant: Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER

Misinformation or mismatching? Decomposing the gap between labour market expectations and realities for Mozambican graduates

Presenter: Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER
Discussant: Moussa P. Blimpo, World Bank

 

15h30
Coffee Break

 

16h00
Closing Session (Auditorium Champalimaud | Room B137)

Philippe Brunet, European Commission

 

Apoio institucional

Registration

The deadlines for registration are:

April 15, 2019 for presenters.
May 15, 2019 for non-presenters.

Click here to go to the registration form. – REGISTRATION ONLY AVAILABLE ON SITE.

Travel to Carcavelos campus

Airplane

The easiest way to come to Lisbon is by airplane. 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.

Car

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

Train

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

Cascais Miragem Hotel 5*****

Special prices upon availability: 10% discount on the daily rate at the hotel Website | Reservations can be made through Email or by website | promotional code: NOVAFRICA.
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Intercontinental Estoril 5*****

Special prices upon availability until june 1, 2019: 10% discount on the daily rate (All offers available, either on the online platform or direct contact including the option of buy in advance) | Reservations can be made through Email to Hugo Lamarosa or by phone using +351 218 291 100 | promotional code: #NOVAFRICA Conference 2019.
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Palácio Estoril Hotel 5*****

Rates will be available soon.
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Vila Galé Estoril Hotel 4****

Special prices upon availability until May 6, 2019: 112€/Night – Single Standard Room | 127€/Night – Twin Standard Room | 135€/Night – Single Sea View Room | 153€/Night – Twin Sea View Room (does not include city tax: 1€ per person per night) | Reservations through Email using the promotional code GRP CONFERENCE NOVAFRICA.
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Vila Galé Cascais Hotel 4****

Special prices upon availability: 125.55€/Night – Single Standard Room | 139.50€/Night – Twin Standard Room | 150.66€/Night – Single Sea View Room | 167.40€/Night – Twin Sea View Room (does not include city tax: 1€ per person per night) | Reservations through Email using the promotional code GRP CONFERENCE NOVAFRICA.
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Praia Mar Carcavelos Hotel 4****

Special prices until May 2, 2019: 70€/Night – Single Room | 75€/Night – Double Room (does not include city tax: 1€ per person per night up to a maximum of 5 nights) | Reservations through Email to Antonio Romeiro referring to NOVAFRICA Conference.
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