Seminars NOVAFRICA @ Nova SBE 2020 | 2021

The NOVAFRICA @Nova SBE seminar series hosts a variety of international speakers on topics related to economic development. The seminars are open to the public.

For more information about the seminar series NOVAFRICA @Nova SBE, please refer to the following schedule or contact us via email.

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus de Carcavelos
Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Semester


MAR 3rd, 02h30pm
Anne Karing,
Princeton University
Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone
Paper and Video
MAR 17th, 02h30pm
Thomas Fujiwara,
Princeton University
Local Politicians and the Deforestation of the Amazon
MAR 24th, 02h30pm
Maria Micaela Sviatschi,
Princeton University
Gangs, labor mobility and development
APR 7th, 02h30pm
Ken Opalo,
Georgetown University
The Contingent Electoral Impacts of Programmatic Policies: Evidence From Education Reforms in Tanzania
Paper and Video
APR 14th, 02h30pm
Ryan Edwards,
Australian National University
Fight fire with finance: a randomized field experiment to curtail land-clearing fire in Indonesia
Paper and Video
APR 21st, 02h30pm
Craig McIntosh,
University of California – San Diego
Search Cost, Intermediation, and Trade: Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Agricultural Markets
Paper and Video
APR 28th, 02h30pm
Oyebola Okunogbe,
World Bank
Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration? Evidence from Nigeria
MAY 5th, 02h30pm
Katherine Vyborny,
Duke University
Political Influences on Police Responses to Crime
MAY 12th, 02h30pm
Manisha Shah,
Two Sides of Gender: Sex, Power, and Adolescence
MAY 19th, 02h30pm
Andrew Zeitlin,
Georgetown University

Benchmarking a Child Nutrition Program Against Cash: Evidence from Rwanda
Paper and Video


1st Semester
OCT 7th, 02:30pm
David McKenzie,
World Bank
Improving Business Practices and the Boundary of the Entrepreneur: A Randomized Experiment Comparing Training, Consulting, Insourcing and Outsourcing
Paper and Video
OCT 14th, 02h30pm
Lisa Spantig,
University of Essex
Flexible Microcredit: Effects on Loan Repayment and Social Pressure
Paper and Video
OCT 21th, 02h30pm
Caroline Theoharides,
Amherst College
Medical Worker Migration and Origin-Country Human Capital: Evidence from U.S. Visa Policy
Paper and Video
OCT 28th, 02h30pm
Benjamin Marx,
Eat Widely, Vote Wisely? Lessons from a Campaign Against Vote Buying in Uganda
NOV 11th, 02h30pm
Cynthia Kinnan,
Tufts University
Can Microfinance Unlock a Poverty Trap for Some Entrepreneurs?
Paper and Video
NOV 18th, 02h30pm
Samuel Bazzi,
Boston University
Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling
DEC 16th, 02h30pm
Pamela Jakiela,
Williams College
A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice
Paper and Video


Please see here the 2019/2020 Seminar schedule.

Please see here the 2018/2019 seminar schedule.

Please see here the 2017/2018 seminar schedule.

Please see here the 2016/2017 seminar schedule.

Please see here the 2015/2016 seminar schedule.

Please see here the 2014/2015 seminar schedule.