November 27, 2013
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The researcher Luis Alberiko Gil-Alaña of the Navarra Center for International Development spent last week –November 18-22 – at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya. “They have launched a Financial Econometrics course, and Robert Mudida, that is the person in charge of this course, proposed me to give some lectures -about 10 hours- on the main topics on this issue,” explained Luis Alberiko. He also gave a Guest Lecture for senior students of the Economics degree on the concepts and ideas on Time Series Analysis.  

But this trip was also a way to keep in ...

November 26, 2013
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Giovanni Mazzacani, 23, is young Italian who recently finished an internship at United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He is studying a double degree on International Management at the Bocconi University, Milan, which included studying an academic year at the Fudan University in Shanghai.  Giovanni has spent three months working in the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which is an organ of the United Nations; in particular they work in development countries with a particular focus in Africa.

He was invited to the Navarra C...

November 19, 2013
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Pierre Mohnen presented an empirical paper a joint work with George van Leeuwen to test the Porter Hypothesis (PH) with data of firms in the Netherlands. “Simply put”, began Pierre, “the hypothesis by Porter says that regulations are good since they make firms competitive by forcing them to be innovative thereby making them productive”.

Further studies divided the hypothesis to two, the “weak version” and the “strong version”. With the former, the hypothesis is the effect of environmental regulations on environmental innovations. The latter refers to the effect of ...