April 20, 2016
Activities /
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The 5th Research Workshop will include two full-day ​academic workshops. Monday (6/6) will consist of a number of ​​seminars on the theme Political Economy of Development and Tuesday (7/6) will feature seminars focused ​​on Macroeconomic ​Stability in Developing Countries. 

Monday June 6th

10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Introduction

         Luis Ravina (NCID Director)

April 13, 2016
News /
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Ola Olsson Professor of Development Economics at the University of Gothenburg presented the seminar “Tolling on the River: Trade and Informal Taxation on the Congo” at the University of Navarra.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries of the world and has ...

April 12, 2016
Our world /
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The Philippine financial system was rocked by the country’s largest electronic heist in its history. USD81Mn was hacked, stolen, and laundered from the US dollar account of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh) at the US Federal Reserve of New York and remitted to the RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation), one of the Philippine’s largest banks. The whole fiasco turned into a firestorm forcing the resignation of Bangladesh Central Bank governor Atiur Rahman to resign from the top post and prompting the Philippine upper chamber, the senate, to start proceedings for a formal i...

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