October 01, 2015
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Alessandro Tarozzi from Universitat Pompeu Fabra presented his research “Time Inconsistency, Expectations and Technology Adoption: The case of Insecticide Treated Nets” on a seminar organized by the NCID.

The paper presents a model that estimates household time-preference parameters when making a choice. The data of this project comes from a field intervention in rural India, concretely in 5 districts in Orrissa, a region in the east of India. The intervention studied the decision to purchase insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and the secondar...

September 25, 2015
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Energy and infrastructure are the two sectors with the highest potential to attract and support Spanish investment in Africa, according to Enrique Manzanares, former Economic and Commercial Counsel at the Embassy of Spain in Johannesbourg (South Africa). Manzanares offered his insights as part of the presentation of the book Africans Investing in Africa at the NCID.

Focusing on the energy sector, he sees an especially the promising future in the natural gas extraction following significant discoveries in Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia. In terms of demonstrated in...

September 22, 2015
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“To invest in this continent you need to understand it as a local”, Terence McNamee, deputy director of the Brenthurst Foundation, said at the presentation of the book ‘Africans Investing in Africa’, an event organised by NCID.

The book was originally conceptualized in 2011, thanks to a collaboration between the  Brenthurst Foundation (South Africa) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (Nigeria) and was published this year.

“At the time [2011], ...

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