May 22, 2013
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The Development Week is an international summer gathering between postgraduate students, academics and professionals specialized in Development. The first edition of this event was held in the University of Navarra on 2012 and since then it has gained in momentum and in international participation.


The Navarra Center for International Development is pleased to invite you to its Second Development Week (D-Week): An international seminar that will address the current debate on poverty alleviation, focusing particularly on the analysis of conflicts and the quality of governmental institutions.

The 2nd Development Week will be held in Pamplona at the Uni­versity of Navarra on June 3-7, 2013. This event will offer a course in the Causes and Conse­quences of Civil Con­flict, analyzing its effects on growth, investment and the economies where it takes place. In addition, internationally recognized experts in their respective fields will give a variety of seminars. The Keynote Speech, given by Oded Stark, will address the relation between globalization and social distress.

The courses are aimed at graduate students specializing in development economics, faculty members, and researchers. During the summer school, faculty members will be available to participants for discussion of research ideas and projects.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pamplona


Keynote Speech

Globalization and Relative Deprivation

Dates -- June 3 at 15:30

Speaker -- Oded Stark 

Oded Stark

Oded Stark is Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, a University Professor and Chair in Economic and Regional Policy at the University of Klagenfurt, an Honorary University Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Warsaw, a Distinguished Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tuebingen, and a Distinguished Research Scholar at Georgetown University. He served as a Professor of Economics (Chair in Development Economics) at the University of Oslo, and prior to that as a Professor of Population and Economics and as the Director of the Migration and Development Program at Harvard University. He has written on applied microeconomic theory, development economics, population economics, the economics of migration, labor economics, evolutionary economics, urban economics, regional economics, welfare economics, and the theory of the firm.


Civil Conflict: Causes and Consequences

Dates -- June 3-7.  9:30 - 11.30

Instructor -- Prakarsh Singh



  • Why do wars happen?
  • Empirical regularities across countries that have been affected by conflict
  • Economic consequences of wars for growth and investment
  • Latest research on microeconomic consequences of conflict for individuals, families and firms
  • Economic literature (both classic and recent working papers) on the causes and consequences of civil wars


Prakarsh Singh
Prakarsh Singh is Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College and Non-Resident Fellow of Navarra Center for International Development. He completed his PhD in Economics at London School of Economics in 2011. He taught a one-week course to Masters' students at University of Navarra on "Body, Mind and Spirit of Development" in June 2012. His areas of research are civil conflict, public health and development.


  • Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Pedro Vicente (Universidade de Lisboa). June 3 at 12:00
  • The Transparency Curse: Private Information and Political Freedom. John Londregan, (Priceton University). June 4 at 12:00
  • Democracy, Quality of Government, and the Average Voter. Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute). June 5 at 12:00
  • Has Finance Gone Too Far? Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute). June 6 at 12:00
  • Philippine Political Dynasties and Local Development. Videoconference Mr. Arnil Paras, (London School of Economics), Dr. Ronald Mendoza (Asian Institute of Management), and David Yap (Asian Institute of Management). June 7 at 12:00

John Londregan

John Londregan is a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a specialist in the development and application of statistical methods in political science. He has also conducted extensive analysis of Chilean legislative and electoral politics since the transition from the Pinochet dictatorship to democracy. Londregan is the author of Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile, as well as a contributor to numerous journals and edited volumes. He received the Miller Prize for Best Paper in Political Analysis, Vol. 8 in 2000. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Ugo Panizza

Ugo Panizza is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. He is also the Deputy-Director of the Institute’s Centre on Finance and Development. Prior to joining the Institute, Ugo was the Chief of the Debt and Finance Analysis Unit at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank and was an assistant professor of economics at the American University of Beirut and the University of Turin. His research interests include international finance, sovereign debt, banking, and political economy. He holds a PhD in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a Laurea from the University of Turin.

Pedro Vicente

Pedro Vicente is a Non-Resident Faculty Fellow at the Navarra Center for International Development. He is an Associate Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2005.

Ronald Mendoza

Ronald U. Mendoza is a senior economist with extensive research and experience in development policy, international economics, and public finance. He joined AIM in January 2011, and is core faculty of the Center for Development Management. He concurrently serves as the Executive Director of the AIM Policy Center. Professor Mendoza worked on international development policy issues with the United Nations in New York for almost 10 years. He began as economist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and later worked as economist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He also conducted research with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Economist Intelligence Unit, and various NGOs in the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University.

Useful Information


For accommodation we recommend Hotel Albret, the Hotel Blanca de Navarra and also the Hotel Sancho Ramírez. The proposed hotels are near the University campus.


The city of Pamplona is the capital of Navarra. It has a population of around 200,000 inhabitants. It is one of the greenest European cities with 11 million square meters of green areas in the city center. Pamplona's history and monuments make it a very attractive city to visit, world renowned for its excellence in  gastronomy, and of course its world famous San Fermín festival held every year in July. It has a very well thought out urban development program similar to that of Barcelona. 



By Car
Pamplona has good road connections, and it is easy to get there by car. It is 407 km from Madrid, 483 km from Barcelona, 158 km from Bilbao and only 92 km from San Sebastian.

By Plane
The airport is 6 km from Pamplona, in Noain. There are daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona.
The good road network makes it easy to reach Pamplona quickly from the international airports at Vitoria (1 hour 30 minutes), Bilbao (less than 2 hours) and Biarritz in France (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes).

From the airport to the Campus
The easiest way to get to the campus is taking a taxi at the airport.

Tele-Taxi: 948 23 23 00

By Bus
The bus station is located in the center of the city. There are connections to Alicante, Andalucía, Barcelona, Bilbao, Salou, Peñiscola, Gijón, Irún, Jaca, Logroño, Madrid, San Sebastián, Santander, Soria, Valencia, Vigo, Vitoria and Zaragoza. There are also local buses which link Pamplona to the main towns in Navarra.

From the bus station to the Campus
It is possible to walk to the nearby Plaza de Merindades and to take there one of the bus lines that stop at university campus (lines 1, 2, 4 and 5).


Further information on the II Navarra Development Week can be obtained by visiting our web site or by contacting us at


Institute for Culture and Society
Biblioteca Humanidades, 31008 Pamplona
Tel. (34) 93 542 13 88
Fax: (34) 93 542 28 26