April 27, 2017
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As information and communication technologies (ICTs) become increasingly ubiquitous, interest in their role on the integration of the less fortunate and disenfranchised has surfaced. On April 24, Andrea Tesei, an assistant professor at Queen Mary, University of London’s school of economics and finance, presented a paper titled: “Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa,” which sets out to uncover whether mobile phones have an impact on the incidence of political mobilizations.

The authors first cite the liberation technology hypothesis. From ...

March 31, 2017
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25 students from Strathmore University (Kenya) are undertaking a 2-week course on development economics at the University of Navarra, which started on March 27 and will end April 7. The course, organized by the NCID, is structured in the form of lectures and seminars given by experts from the NCID-Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) and the School of Economics of the University.

During these days, they will learn and apply modern techniques used in development economics research. These key tools include understanding the role of history, institutions and geogr...

March 15, 2017
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On March 13th, Juan Pablo Rud from Royal Holloway at the University of London, who is also a fellow at IFS, presented his paper titled: “Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and Agricultural Productivity: Effects and Responses in Rural Peru.” This topic is of special importance for the livelihood of poor farming households in developing regions since estimates predict a temperature increase of 2ºC in tropical regions, which could harm wheat, maize and rice crop yields. The paper sets out to examine the effects of extreme weather in poor agricultural areas in Peru, using data fro...

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