Conferência NOVAFRICA 2019 sobre
Desenvolvimento Económico em África

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


Keynote Presentations

Paul Collier

University of Oxford

Gerard Padro-i-Miquel

Yale University

Tavneet Suri


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 March 14, 2019.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission to

Download the pdf version here.




The registration fee is 100 EUR to be paid on site or through wire transfer.

Arrival Information


The easiest way to come to Lisbon is by airplane. The Lisbon Portela Airport connects Lisbon to more than 100 destinations. The airport is 7km away from the city centre. After arriving you can take the metro (every day from 6.30am until 1.00am), which will only take approximately 30 minutes to the venue and it will cost 1.90€. You can also take the airport shuttle that connects the airport to the city centre (every day from 7.00am until 23.20pm), which will cost 3.50€. Alternatively you can also take a taxi which will cost approximately 10€ or rent a car at the airport (all price are reference prices). Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from time to time). Find out more here.


You can travel overnight by train. There are trains connecting Madrid (Lusitânia Comboio Hotel), Vigo (Celta train) and Irun (Sud Expresso) to Lisbon.

Local Accommodation