September 24, 2012
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Pamplona September 24th, 2012.

Ernesto Villanueva (Ph.D. Northwestern University of Chicago) works as a researcher for the Banco de España. During the NCID Seminar, Villanueva presented an in-depth analysis about one of his latest research papers, “Consumption and initial mortgage conditions”. His presentation focused on initial mortgage conditions and their effects on the consumption behaviour of home-owners in Spain. By using a data set based on the Spanish Survey on Household Finances, Villanueva examined the relationship between household consumption and factors,...

September 10, 2012
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Pamplona. September 10th, 2012.

Oliver Jütersonke (Ph.D. Graduate Institute) is Head of Research for the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding at The Graduate Institute (Geneva). After carrying out several projects in countries such as Madagascar or East Timor, Oliver is convinced that one of the main problems when providing aid to a developing country is that most international institutions withdraw their help when local institutions do not follow their same standards and quality checks. This is one of the main reasons why these countries ma...