February 24, 2017
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The Navarra Center for International Development, along with the Fundación Ramón Areces, will organize the 6th Research Workshop in Madrid, the 8th of this coming May.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished speakers for this sixth edition:

SpeakersXavier Giné (World Bank), Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen), Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford) and Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

Keynote SpeakerStefan Dercon (University of Oxford)


Stefan Dercon (University of Oxford)

Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, and a Fellow of Jesus College. He is also Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics.

Since 2011 he has been Chief Economist of the Department of International Development (DFID), the government department in charge with the UK’s aid policy and spending. Stefan continues to hold the post of Chief Economist at the DFID while remaining active in teaching and research at Oxford.

Between 2000 and 2002 he was Programme Director at the World Institute of Development Economics (WIDER), United Nations University where he led their research programme on “Insurance against Poverty”. Prior to this between 1993 and 2000 he was a Tenured Professor of Development Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Until he joined DFID, Stefan was also the Lead Academic for the Ethiopia country programme at the International Growth Centre, which is a research centre based jointly at The London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Oxford.



Xavier Giné (World Bank)

Xavier Giné is a Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group.

He is currently a BREAD affiliate and Associate Editor for the Journal of Development Economics. Since joining the World Bank as a Young Economist in 2002, his research has focused on access to financial services and rural financial markets. In recent papers he investigated the macroeconomic effects of a credit liberalization; the relationship between formal and informal sources of credit in rural credit markets; indigenous interlinked credit contracts in the fishing industry and the impact of microfinance services such as business training and financial literacy, microinsurance and microsavings. Prior to joining the Bank he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.



Roland Hodler (University of St. Gallen)

Roland Hodler is a Professor of Economics at the University of St.Gallen, Director of SIAW-HSG, Research Fellow at CEPR and CESifo, and External Research Associate at OxCarre.

His main areas of interest are development economics and political economics. Among others, he is interested in the effects of natural resources, foreign aid and ethnic divisions on economic performance, favoritism, corruption, and conflict. His research has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics.



Pramila Krishnan (University of Oxford)

Pramila Krishnan is Associate Professor of Economics for Development at the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.

She began her academic life as an econometrician working on models of self-selection before seeing the light and moving on to work in development economics.

Her research has concentrated on applied microeconomics and she has worked on topics ranging from household portfolios of poor households, to risk-sharing, intra-household allocation and informal insurance, social networks, non-cognitive skills and whether migrants might be both rich and happy.



Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Alessandro Tarozzi is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is a member of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the International Growth Center (IGC) India Research Network. He is Associate Editor of Journal of Development Economics.

In 2012 he was granted an International Incoming Fellowship (IIF)-Marie Curie Actions by the European Commission.