November 12, 2012
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Pamplona. November 12th, 2012.

Dermot Grenham (Graduate from LSE) is chief actuary for the social security, demography and overseas pensions team of the Government’s Actuary Department in the UK. During his visit to the NCID, he analyzed the impact of micro-insurances by assessing if this practice can really help reduce the vulnerability of low-income groups falling into poverty.  By providing examples about the current situation in Pakistan, he explained how micro-insurances could play a useful role to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. Impoverished c...

October 15, 2012
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Pamplona. October 15th, 2012.

Climent Quintana-Domeque (Ph.D. Princeton University) is Associate Professor at the University of Alicante. During his visit to the NCID, Quintana-Domeque presented his paper, “Paving Streets for the Poor: Experimental Analysis of Infrastructure Effects, which focused on the role of infrastructure in in the active reduction of poverty. In this paper, he explains how Acayucan, a city in Mexico, increased its level of consumption after the implementation of a pavement program designed by the regional government. Quintana-Domeque concluded tha...

October 08, 2012
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Pamplona. October 8th, 2012.

Iliana Olivié (Ph.D. Complutense University) works as a researcher for the Real Instituto Alcano. Olivié provided the group with an in-depth analysis about one of her latest research papers: “Opening the Black Box of FDI and Development.” Her presentation focused on the role played by the foreign direct investment (FDI) in the development of host countries. By proposing an analytical framework, she explained the complex and indirect linkages between the FDI and development. This included facets, such as employment and access to good and ...

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