13 de Febrero, 2017
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From January 16 to January 26, Professor Ravina, Director of the NCID, and Juan Soto, research assistant, visited South Africa to meet with our local partners, strengthen our relationship with them and establish new partnerships and collaborations with other major South African actors.

In Johannesburg, Prof. Ravina and Soto met Dr. Terence McNamee, Deputy Director of the Brenthurst Foundation, one of the most prominent (policy research foundations/thinktanks) foundations in Africa. Dr. McNamee is a long-time contact of the NCID and they discussed new avenues of collaboration betwe...

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 ...

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