May 29, 2015
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Experts from international and academic institutions will present their research on development in the IV Development Week, an annual meeting organized by the NCID on the 1st and the 2nd of June at IESE Business School in Madrid. The NCID is a project of the Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra, a research center in humanities and social sciences of the University of Navarra.

The speakers come from different institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American development Bank or the Center for Global Development— one of the most important think tanks in United States on poverty and development—, as well as academic institutions in America, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.

The program is divided into two days. The first day is devoted to human capital and development, starting from a more sociological and anthropological perspective. The second day is devoted to macroeconomic issues in developing countries, a research field that focuses on how macroeconomic policies can influence positively or negatively the growth of the country.

Some of the presentations will focus on how incentives can improve academic results or the nutrition of children in developing countries –the future human capital of the country--, the quality of the education in the kindergarten of the poorest nations, the resilience of emerging market of the global crisis and monetary policies in an ‘interdependent world’.


Scientific results to chronic problems of extreme poverty

Among the speakers of the first day we present Jere Behrman, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, who has worked with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program; and Pedro Carneiro from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, professor at University College London and economist at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CEMMAP).

The second day Sebastian Edwards, professor of International Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles will open discussions. He is co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's ‘Africa Project' and former chief economist for Latin American at the World Bank. The fourth keynote speaker is Liliana Rojas-Suárez from the Center for Global Development. Liliana has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the Secretaría General Iberoamericana. She is president of the Comité Latinoamericano de Asuntos Financieros (CLAF).

The NCID is a research group of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra that aims to research viable and effective solutions to poverty issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.


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