Research Workshop
Date
From 02.06.2014 to 06.06.2014
Location
Universidad de Navarra
Speaker
Many
III Development Week

The NCID will host the 3rd Annual Development Week from June 2th to 6th. This year the conference title is “Africa: A Promising Future”.

We are facing a historic time in Africa. Once coined as a hopeless continent, many within the international community now view Africa as both an investment destination and a territory marked by ongoing prosperity and development. According to the International Monetary Fund, seven of the world’s ten fastest growing economies in the next decade will be in Africa. A decade ago most of the world’s GDP growth was expected to come from Europe and the Americas; however, that trend has reversed and the boom in Africa has resulted in unweighted annual average GDP growth. It is therefore necessary to dedicate this year’s Congress to engage in Africa’s promising future as a means of achieving the ultimate goal: alleviating extreme poverty within a generation.

Considering this information the goal of this year’s Development Week is to come together in order to present our research and begin to discuss Africa’s promising future. 

 

Keynote Speech | June 2 at 15:30

“Aligning the Rawlsian and Utilitarian Perspective in Development Policy”
Oded Stark, Distinguished Fellow at the University of Bonn, Professor at the Universities of Klagenfurt, Vienna, and Warsaw, and a Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University

Opening Session | June 2 at 12:00

“Guns, Germs, and Slaves: an Alternative View of the Colonial Origins of Comparative Development”
Jean Louis Arcand, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

Course | June 2-6, 9:30-11:30

“Applied Econometrics and Development”
Prakarsh Singh,Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College, USA

Selected seminars

June 2 

-Lisa Kolovich, International Monetary Fund. “Sustaining Long-Run Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in LICs: The Role of Structural Transformation and Diversification”

-Sebastian Weber, International Monetary Fund. “Dollarization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Incipient rise or future decline?”

June 3

-Guglielmo Caporale, Brunel University London. "Testing the Marshall-Lerner condition in Kenya"

-OlaOluwa S. Yaya, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. “Overview of capital market and bank share prices in Nigeria: time series econometric approaches”

June 4

-Ángel González Sanz, UNCTAD. “Innovation Policies for African Agricultural Challenges”

-Robert Mudida, Strathmore University, Kenya. “A comparative study of innovation in Kenya and Nigeria”

June 5

-Joseph Flavian Gomes, University of Essex. “The Health Costs of Ethnic Distance: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa”

-Adnan Seric, UNIDO. “With a little help from my friends: Supplying to multinationals, buying from multinationals, and domestic firm performance”

-Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford. “Competition, enforcement and reputation in labour markets: an experimental study in Ghana”

-Salifou Issoufou, International Monetary Fund. “Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal”


 

For those interested in attending the 3rd Annual Development Week please send an email with contact details and CV to ncid@unav.es

Fee

300 Euros. Includes classroom sessions, study materials, and documentation. A limited number of partial scholarships for students will be awarded. Candidates should indicate their interest in a scholarship in the comment section of the application. For payment methods please email ncid@unav.es .

 

Contact Us

For further information regarding the third annual Development Week, please visit our website www.ncid.unav.es or send an email to ncid@unav.es.

 

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