March 31, 2017
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25 students from Strathmore University (Kenya) are undertaking a 2-week course on development economics at the University of Navarra, which started on March 27 and will end April 7. The course, organized by the NCID, is structured in the form of lectures and seminars given by experts from the NCID-Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) and the School of Economics of the University.

During these days, they will learn and apply modern techniques used in development economics research. These key tools include understanding the role of history, institutions and geogr...

March 21, 2017
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NCID Researcher and Fellow Joseph Gomes recently published the findings of a research project on the Center for Economic Policy Research's (CEPR) Policy Portal, Vox EU. 

You can read the article in its entirety here on The project is a joint work with Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist University) and Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín (Universidad Carlos III). 

Summary: Diverse countries tend to have more conflict, lower development, and worse public goods, possibly...

March 15, 2017
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On March 13th, Juan Pablo Rud from Royal Holloway at the University of London, who is also a fellow at IFS, presented his paper titled: “Extreme Weather, Climate Change, and Agricultural Productivity: Effects and Responses in Rural Peru.” This topic is of special importance for the livelihood of poor farming households in developing regions since estimates predict a temperature increase of 2ºC in tropical regions, which could harm wheat, maize and rice crop yields. The paper sets out to examine the effects of extreme weather in poor agricultural areas in Peru, using data fro...