January 28, 2014
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Anna Tompsett from the University of Columbia presented a paper titled: "Bridges Transport Infrastructure and Economic Geography on the Mississippi and Ohio 1860-2000". “This paper is really about how infrastructure influences economic structure,” she said. “Governments and international markets will spend up to $45 billion between now and 2050 on infrastructure projects”, and after a pause for effect she continued, “85% of this will be in non-OECD countries...thESE ARE the developing countries.”

She originally extracted her data from the National Bridge Inve...

January 17, 2014
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Pedro Vicente, a Nonresident, Faculty Fellow of the Navarra Center for International Development, gave an intensive course on Development Economics at the University of Navarra. The course focused on the main topics in the development economics literature.

The course brought into focus three different strategies to improve development and fight poverty: health and education, finance and agriculture. These three areas are classical themes inside development and are a successful way to promote and measure development. For example, education is a long run main driver of dev...

January 15, 2014
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Alex Armand of the University College London presented his research titled "Who wears the trousers in the family? Intra-household resource control, subjective expectations and human capital investment" at the NCID. The paper looked at the results of a conditional cash transfer program in the Republic of Macedonia. The aim of the program was to improve secondary school enrolment among children from poor households.

“Although earlier studies showed that targeting payments to mothers affects human capital investment, there is no clear consensus as to the precise mechanism...

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