Globalization and Development Workshop
by NOVAFRICA, World Bank and Banco de Portugal

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June 9th, 2017
Salão Nobre, Nova SBE
Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, Portugal.


Keynote Presentations

Daron Acemoglu


Eric Verhoogen

Columbia University


Cátia Batista

Nova SBE

Luca David Opromolla

Banco de Portugal

Susana Peralta

Nova SBE

Samuel Pienknagura

World Bank

Joana Silva

World Bank

Pedro Vicente

Nova SBE

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Arrival Information

Arriving at Lisbon

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 center. 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 center (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.

Arriving at Nova SBE

There are several ways to arrive at Nova SBE: by taxi, metro, train, bus or walking.
Please see below a map with Nova SBE location.



Local Accommodation

Hotel Real Palácio

80€/Night – Single Room
Location: R. Tomás Ribeiro 115, 1050-228 Lisboa
Details: breakfast included; wi-fi included

DoubleTree by Hilton

170€/Night – Single Room
Location: Rua Eng Vieira da Silva 2, 1050-105, Lisbon
9/10 minutes distance by taxi to conference venue

Epic Sana

Location: Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15, 1070-100, Lisbon
8/9 minutes distance by taxi to conference venue

Sana Malhoa

Location: Av. José Malhoa 8, 1099-089, Lisbon
10 minutes walking to conference venue


For registration please send an email with name and affiliation.

JUN 9th

Salão Nobre, Nova SBE
Campus de Campolide, Lisbon, Portugal.

Please find a PDF version of the program here.


António Bensabat Rendas, Rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Opening Address
Manuel Cabral, Minister of Economy of Portugal

Keynote Address

Using Exchange Rates to Estimate Production Functions
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University)


Don’t Throw in the Towel, Throw in Trade Credit!
Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford and CEPR)

Written by: Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford and CEPR) and Banu Demir (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Discussant: Joana Silva (World Bank)

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Coffee Break


Resource rents, coercion, and local development: Evidence from post-apartheid South Africa
Paulo Bastos (World Bank)

Written by: Paulo Bastos (World Bank) and Nicolas Bottan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
José Tavares (Nova SBE)

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Input-quality upgrading from trade liberalization: Evidence on firm product scope and employment effects
Caroline Paunov (OECD)
Written by: Caroline Paunov (OECD) and Maria Bas (University of Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES)

João Amador (Banco de Portugal)




Trade Liberalization and Investment in Foreign Capital Goods: Evidence from India
Asli Leblebicioglu (University of Texas at Dallas)

Written by: Asli Leblebicioglu (University of Texas at Dallas), Ivan T. Kandilov (North Carolina State University), and Ruchita Manghnani (World Bank)
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Samuel Pienknagura (World Bank)

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Keynote Address (Via Skype)

Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets
Daron Acemoglu, MIT

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Coffee Break


Competition Makes IT Better: Evidence on When Firms Use IT More Effectively
Mariana Pereira-Lopez (World Bank and University Iberoamericana)
Written by: Mariana Pereira-Lopez (World Bank and University Iberoamericana), Leonardo Lacovone (World Bank), and Marc Schibauer (World Bank)

Susana Peralta (Nova SBE)

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Presentation and Discussion of the World Bank Flagship Report:
Better Neighbors: Toward a Renewal of Economic Integration in Latin America
Daniel Lederman (World Bank), Chad Brown (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Samuel Pienknagura (World Bank), Raymond Robertson (Bush School of Government and Public Service)
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Luís Brites Pereira (Nova SBE) and Isabel Horta Correia (Banco de Portugal)

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Closing Remarks
Jorge Braga de Macedo, Nova SBE

Call For Papers - Deadline: May 5th, 2017

Invitation to submit:

The goal of the workshop is to bring together academics to discuss the implications of globalization and economic integration for economic development.
The workshop is open to both theoretical and empirical analyses. It will feature around 6 papers.
The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
The impacts of global economic integration (through trade, migration, and capital flows) on:
– Economic development,
– Local labor markets,
– Firm-level decisions.
– Globalization and economic growth: measurement issues and dynamics;
– The adjustment costs associated with economic integration and the role of social programs and policies in reducing these costs.

Submission timetable:

Submissions of full papers (PDF files) are expected by May, 5th 2017. Decisions will be made by May 12, 2017.

Submission guidelines:

Please email your submission to