January 16, 2017
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Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes seek one Research Assistants (RA) for the academic year 2017 to work on the project “Learning from a Publicly Subsidized Agricultural Insurance: evidence from Bolivia”. The position needs to be filled as soon as possible.

The period of work will terminate at the end of September 2017 and will be based on a competitive hourly salary. The candidate should expect to work a maximum of 40 days until the end of September. The candidate can work remotely.

During the collaboration, the RA will be working in team with the P...

December 16, 2016
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On the first week of December, Luis Ravina, Director of the NCID, visited the Philippines and Singapore to strengthen the relationship with local partners and met new individuals in both countries. The visit was very satisfactory since new relationships with important institutions and individuals like ambassadors were stablished. Also new means of collaborations arose with our oldest friends in the Philippines that can flourish in the future.

In Manila, Prof. Ravina and Juan Sebastián Gallego, NCID Research Assistant, visited the president of the University of Asia and the Pacifi...

November 30, 2016
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On November 21st, Chris Kingston, professor in Economics at Amherst College, presented findings from a long-term project on institutional formation and equilibria, based on data from maritime insurance in the 1700s. Using data on insurance contracts and relevant regulations, Kingston was able to explain why insurers in Europe tended to rely on a clearing house model, where brokers matched merchants with individual insurers, whereas in the American colonies insurance was very quickly corporatized and remained so. This work is relevant to examining how similar systems can se...

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