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...

January 30, 2017
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On January 27th, Christina Ammon, a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Warwick, presented a paper titled: “Trade Credit and Borrower Outside Option- Evidence from Colonial Taiwan.” Her research tries to determine how permanent changes in a crop’s payoff affects the credit supplied by mills in the sugar industry in colonial Taiwan using novel data focusing on the period from 1929 to 1939.

During this period, Taiwan was a Japanese colony. The vast majority of credit to farmers was supplied by mills, which implied a relatively lower default rate as ...

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