06 de Febrero, 2017
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Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes, researchers at the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), have been awarded a grant for the initial phase of the 3ie Thematic Window on Agricultural Insurance. The project proposes to better understand the role of agricultural insurance in Bolivia, as it could, hypothetically, alleviate climate concerns for Bolivian farmers and incentivize investment and consumption.

This topic is of great relevance for developing countries as financial uncertainty has deep repercussions on both households’ welfare and investment in productive activiti...

30 de Enero, 2017
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On January 27th, Christina Ammon, a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Warwick, presented a paper titled: “Trade Credit and Borrower Outside Option- Evidence from Colonial Taiwan.” Her research tries to determine how permanent changes in a crop’s payoff affects the credit supplied by mills in the sugar industry in colonial Taiwan using novel data focusing on the period from 1929 to 1939.

During this period, Taiwan was a Japanese colony. The vast majority of credit to farmers was supplied by mills, which implied a relatively lower default rate as ...

24 de Enero, 2017
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On January 13th, Maria Lombardi, a PhD candidate from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, presented a paper titled: “Teacher Performance Pay and Student Learning: Evidence from a Nationwide Program in Peru,” which studies Bono Escuela, a nationwide pay-for-performance program in Peru. It is well-known that teaching quality is imperative for good educational attainment and that several countries’ payment schemes involve flat-salaries that are closely tied to seniority. It is in this context that the Peruvian program offers a school-level monetary incentive in an effort t...

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