Seminars NOVAFRICA @ Nova SBE 2021 | 2022

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


APR 13th, Wednesday
02:30pm, Room B 134
Zoom – Register here

Gharad Bryan,
London School of Economics

Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment
Paper | Video | Podcast

APR 22nd, Friday
02:30pm,Room D -115

Christopher Rauh,
University of Cambridge

Predicting conflict
Paper | Video | Podcast

APR 29th, Friday
02:30pm, Room B 133

Monica Martinez-Bravo,

The Management of the Pandemic and its Effects on Trust and Accountability
Paper | Video | Podcast

MAY 4th, Wednesday
02:30pm, Room B 134
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Agustin Casas,
CUNEF Universidad

Checks and Balances and Nation Building: The Spanish Constitutional Court and Catalonia
Paper | Video

MAY 6th, Friday
02:30pm,Room D -106

Patricio Dalton,
Tilburg University

Goals for Development: Experimental Evidence from Cassava Processors in Ghana
Paper | Video | Podcast

MAY 18th, Wednesday
02:30pm, Room B 134
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Lore Vandewalle,
The Graduate Institute

Childcare, labor supply, and business development: Experimental evidence from Uganda
Paper | Video | Podcast

MAY 24th, Tuesday
11:00am, Room B 134
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Dean Karlan,
Northwestern University

Special Lecture

Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags
Paper | Video | Podcast

MAY 25th, Wednesday
02:30pm, Room D 012
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Andrea Tesei,
Queen Mary University

Mobile Internet and the Rise of Political Tribalism in Europe
Paper | Video | Podcast

JUN 1st, Wednesday
02:30pm, WEBINAR
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Meera Mahadevan,
UC Irvine

Women Leaders Improve Environmental Outcomes: Evidence from Crop Fires in India
Paper | Video | Podcast

JUL 1st, Friday
02:00pm, Room D 010

David McKenzie,
World Bank

Special Lecture

Impact Evaluation using Bayesian Methods
Paper | Video

JUL 7th, Thursday
02:30pm,Room D -111

Claudio Ferraz,
Vancouver School of Economics

Special Lecture

When Democracies Refuse to Die: Evaluating a Training Program for New Politicians
Paper | Video


1st Semester
Sep 1st, 03:15pm
Jerónimo Martins Auditorium

Paul Collier, University of Oxford

Special Lecture

Can we make sense of development?

OCT 13th, 02:30pm
Room A 219A
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Jean-Philippe Platteau,
University of Namur

Entrenched Political Dynasties and Development under Competitive Clientelism: Evidence from Pakistan
Paper | Podcast

OCT 29th, 02:30pm
Room D 115

Andrew Foster,
Brown University

Start What You Finish! Ex ante risk and schooling investments in the presence of dynamic Complementarities

NOV 3rd, 02:30pm
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Marta Reynal-Querol,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Colonization, Early Settlers and Development: The Case of Latin America

NOV 10th, 02:30pm
Room A 219B
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Jonathan Weigel,
London School of Economics

Optimal Assignment of Bureaucrats: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Tax Collectors in the DRC
Paper | Video | Podcast

Nov 12th, 04:00pm
Teresa and Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library

Manuel Araújo, Mayor of Quelimane City, Mozambique

Special Lecture

Cities that work: the case of Quelimane, Mozambique

NOV 24th, 02:30pm
Room A 219B
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Elena Stancanelli,
Paris School of Economics

Household Expenditure in the Wake of Terrorism: evidence from high frequency in-home-scanner data

DEC 10th, 02:30pm
Room A 219B
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Moussa Blimpo,
World Bank

Asymmetry in Civic Information: An Experiment on Tax Participation among Informal Firms in Togo
Paper | Video | Podcast


Please see here the 2020/2021 Seminar schedule.

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.