December 16, 2016
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Posted by NCID

On the first week of December, Luis Ravina, Director of the NCID, visited the Philippines and Singapore to strengthen the relationship with local partners and met new individuals in both countries. The visit was very satisfactory since new relationships with important institutions and individuals like ambassadors were stablished. Also new means of collaborations arose with our oldest friends in the Philippines that can flourish in the future.

In Manila, Prof. Ravina and Juan Sebastián Gallego, NCID Research Assistant, visited the president of the University of Asia and the Pacifi...

November 30, 2016
News /
Posted by NCID

On November 21st, Chris Kingston, professor in Economics at Amherst College, presented findings from a long-term project on institutional formation and equilibria, based on data from maritime insurance in the 1700s. Using data on insurance contracts and relevant regulations, Kingston was able to explain why insurers in Europe tended to rely on a clearing house model, where brokers matched merchants with individual insurers, whereas in the American colonies insurance was very quickly corporatized and remained so. This work is relevant to examining how similar systems can se...

November 24, 2016
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Posted by NCID

The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) is proud to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The African School of Economics (ASE), located in Benin. 

The aim of this agreement is to develop an academic partnership whereby both parties are engaged in collaborative research and training initiatives. Through this agreement, established by Prof. Luis Ravina, NCID's Founder and Director and Prof. Leonard Wantchekon, ASE's Founder and President, both institutions seek to explore the possibility of faculty exchange for the purpose of resear...

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