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 21, 2017
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NCID Researcher and Fellow Joseph Gomes recently published the findings of a research project on the Center for Economic Policy Research's (CEPR) Policy Portal, Vox EU. 

You can read the article in its entirety here on voxeu.org. The project is a joint work with Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist University) and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín (Universidad Carlos III). 

Summary: Diverse countries tend to have more conflict, lower development, and worse public goods, poss...

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