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November 15, 2022
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Karen Macours, chaired professor at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), and senior researcher (directrice de recherche) at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) visited NCID to give a seminar entitled Comparative Advantage and Technology Diffusion: a Menu-based Approach to Dissemination. The speaker explained that a simple version of the “contact farmer” extension model can meaningfully increas...

October 11, 2022
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Peruvian researcher from Pompeu Fabra University, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta, visited NCID to give a seminar entitled "Promotions and Productivity: The Role of Meritocracy and Pay Progression in the Public Sector". He explained that pay progression has opposite effects depending on whether promotions are meritocratic or not: “In a meritocratic regime, the productivity of workers increases their performance by 28%”. 

According to León-Ciliotta, “when workers are f...

September 12, 2022
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Wayne Sandholtz, originally from the United States and currently a resident member of NOVAFRICA visited NCID to give a seminar entitled “Secondary School Access Raises Primary School Achievement in Tanzania”. The speaker explained that when school fees are abolished for secondary education it results in more kids going to school.

Our guest saw an opportunity in Tanzania`s 2015 policy change in which secondary school fees were abolished. He started his paper based on the following question: “Are there student...

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