May 14, 2013
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The 2nd Development Week will be held in Pamplona at the Uni­versity of Navarra on June 3-7, 2013. This event will offer a course in the Causes and Conse­quences of Civil Con­flict, as well as different seminars given by recognized experts in their respective fields. The Keynote Speech, to be given by Oded Stark, will address integration and social distress.

The courses are aimed at graduate students specializing in development economics, faculty members, and researchers. During th...

April 22, 2013
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Marta Reynal is an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Reynal delivered an in-depth analysis about the role dynastic leaders play in securing growth and prosperity in developing countries. By gathering an extensive data about the different characteristics of political leaders, she suggests that the success of dynasties in terms of economic performance will depend on the strength of the executive constraints. Reynal concludes that dynastic leaders tend to perform better than non-dynastic ones when there are weak constraints and not very strong institution...

March 04, 2013
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Pamplona. March 4th, 2013.

Manuel Villoria is a Professor of Political Science and a member of Transparency International. He proposed a conceptual framework to understand corruption in the Weekly Seminar presentation. Villoria described the endemic corruption and inefficient government institutions in developed and undeveloping countries. Throughout his presentation, he explained some current measures that are used by governments to fight corruption. However, Villoria highlighted the weaknesses of these measures and argued their validity as a way to reduce corruption.