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December 18, 2013
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The job market paper presented by Santiago Pereda Social Spillovers in the Classroom: Identication, Estimation and Policy Analysis displayed a new method of identifying and estimating the strength of social spillovers in the classroom and the distribution of teacher and student effects. Identification depended on the assumptions of double randomization of teacher and students to classrooms and the linear in means equation of test scores. The linear independent factor representation of test scores allowed more efficient estimates of the social multiplier and the comb...

December 17, 2013
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The paper was presented by Javier Gardeázabal from the University of the Basque Country. It is a joint work with Todd Sandler – University of Texas at Dallas. The research focused on the role that Mobile/Fixed INTERPOL Network Database (MIND/FIND) has played in the War on Terror. MIND/FIND allows countries to systematically screen people and documents at border crossings against INTERPOL databases.

“INTERPOL has 190 member countries, whose assigned membership fees mostly fund the organization’s staff, infrastructure, and operations” began Javier, “accessible 24 hou...

December 10, 2013
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Arinze Nwokolo a doctoral student at the Univeristy of Navarrra presented yesterday his paper titled Does Political Instability affect Economic Growth and Financial Development? at a Workshop of the NCID. â€œIt is important to realise that previous studies on this topic have not been conclusive!”, Arinze said emphatically. “This is not surprising” he added, “because it is not clear whether political violence and political instability indicators are correlated with economic development.”
The paper brought together two different strands of literature o...

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