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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...

January 14, 2014
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“How does low skilled immigration affect the labour market of natives?” began Joan Monràs from Columbia University at the seminar. “You will be surprised that despite vast studies on wage benefits of migration, there is no consensus amongst researchers!”

He made use of the Mexican Peso Crisis of the mid-1990s that raised net Mexican migration to the US to identify the causal effect of immigration on local labor markets across time, space, skill and age. Time, because more people are expected to settle in a given year; space, since most Mexicans settle in particular areas...

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