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...

February 06, 2017
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Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes, researchers at the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), have been awarded a grant for the initial phase of the 3ie Thematic Window on Agricultural Insurance. The project proposes to better understand the role of agricultural insurance in Bolivia, as it could, hypothetically, alleviate climate concerns for Bolivian farmers and incentivize investment and consumption.

This topic is of great relevance for developing countries as financial uncertainty has deep repercussions on both households’ welfare and investment in productive activiti...

January 30, 2017
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Fighting extreme poverty requires giving tools to locals so they can combat poverty from within their own contexts. The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) understands this and believes that educating the next generation of African economists will be key in achieving that. For this reason, members of its team have traveled to Benin to contribute to building the capacities of future local researchers.

This collaboration has been possible thanks to local partners, such as the African School of Economics (ASE), founded by Leonard Wantchekon, a Benin native once i...

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