February 29, 2016
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The Navarra Center for International Development, along with the Fundación Ramón Areces, will organize the Vth Research Workshop in Madrid, the 6th and 7th of this coming June.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished keynote speakers for this fifth edition:

Monday, June 6th. Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex) and Gonzalo Hernández Licona (CONEVAL).

Tuesday, June 7th. Friedrich Schneider (Johannes Kepler University, Institute for the Study of Labor), Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund) and, Luis Carranza (Ex mi...

February 23, 2016
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While maternal mortality has fallen sharply in the last decade, it remains unnecessarily high at about 800 deaths a day worldwide. Moreover, there is enormous variation in levels and rates of decline across countries, even after accounting for differences in income. This column discusses new evidence showing that gender prejudice explains a significant part of this variation. 

Although maternal mortality rates (MMR) have fallen sharply in the last decade, there was limited progress for many years and the rate remains unnecessarily high, ...

February 19, 2016
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Munir Squires from the London School of Economics presented his paper “Kinship Taxation as a Constraint to Microenterprise Growth: Experimental Evidence from Kenya” at the University of Navarra as part of the Navarra Center for International Development's Seminar Series.

“In poor countries a lot of the labor force works in very small firms. What is puzzling about this is that these firms have actually quite high returns”, said Munir in the beginning of the presentation. Furthermore, some studies, as he explained, show tha...


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