February 21, 2017
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On February 7th, the Navarra Center for International Development organized the Workshop “Climate Risk and Agricultural Insurance in Bolivia” in La Paz, Bolivia. The event was funded by 3ie under the Grant “Understanding Agricultural Insurance in Bolivia”, that was recently awarded to NCID under the Thematic Window on Agricultural Insurance.

Twenty-three persons were present, which included local researchers, NGOs that work with smallholder farmers, representative of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Swiss Cooperation in ...

February 16, 2017
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On February 13th, Randeep Kaur, a PhD candidate from the University of Texas - Austin, presented her job market paper titled: “Estimating the Role of Grandparents in Household Decisions: Evidence from Neonatal Outcomes in Multigenerational Households of India.” This question is particularly relevant in developing countries where multigenerational households, i.e. households comprised of two adult generations, are quite common.  In India and South Africa more than 40% of child...

February 13, 2017
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Does confidence influence demand and responsiveness for information? It’s the question Jared Gars, a PhD candidate from the University of Wisconsin, set out to address in his job market paper titled: “Confidence and Information Usage: Evidence from Soil Testing in India,” which was presented on February 2nd as part of NCID’s Weekly Seminars. This question is of great relevance as information interventions are used by policymakers to incentivize behavioral change on various circumstances, especially in developing countries.

In 2015, the Government of India l...

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