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I Navarra Development Week

4TH JUNE / 8TH JUNE 2012


The first edition of the NavaNAVARRA CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL rra DeveDEVELOPMENT lopment ICS Week will be held on the Pamplona campus of University of Navarra between June 4 and 8, 2012. The Development week will offer two formal courses taught by recognized experts in their fields accompanied by different seminars that will focus on the current economic and political situation of different geographical areas. The courses will cover recent developments in different areas such as corruption, effectiveness of aid or institutional economics. I NAVARRA DEVELOPMENT WEEK

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. Navarra Development Week is organized by the Navarra Center for International Development (NCID), a research institute whose aim is to promote the study of development, growth, and poverty reduction. We look forward to meeting you!


INFORMATION OF INTEREST Date June 4th - June 8th


Body, Mind, and the Spirit of Development

Opening session Monday June 4th10:00 am

Dates I M 4th I T 5th I W 6th

End of the courses Friday June 8th 14:00 am

SELECTED TOPICS Why is health important for development and growth? What are the market failures on the demand-side? How to design an experiment in public health? Why is the quality of education in developing countries poor? What can be done to reduce absenteeism of both students and teachers? What are the most cost effective ways to improve learning in developing countries? What role does behavioral economics play in development? Can we nudge the poor into becoming rich by changing the way they think?

Venue University of Navarra, Aula FEUN Humanities Library, 31009 Pamplona Schedule 9:00-14:00 Application To apply, please visit our website: desarrollo-internacional or send an email to Fee 300€ Includes sessions, study materials and documentation. A limited number of partial scholarships for students will be awarded. Candidates should indicate their interest in a scholarship in the comments sections of the application. Contact us Further information on the I Navarra Development Week can be obtained by visiting our web site or by contacting us at ncid@ University of Navarra Institute Culture and Society Central Building, 31009 Pamplona T (34) 93 542 13 88 F (34) 93 542 28 26 desarrollo-internacional


Instructor I Prakarsh Singh


The Political Economy of Development

Dates I R 7th I F 8th Instructor I Pedro Vicente SELECTED TOPICS Foundations of theoretical political economics. Theories of lobbying, democratization, and institutions. Curses and traps in development.

Regional Seminars Monetary Stability in Eastern Africa Terry Ryan PhD MIT Professor of Economics at Strathmore University and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Kenya. The Philippines and Southeast Asia Bernardo Villegas PhD Harvard Professor of Economics and Senior VicePresident at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). The new landscape of international trade Santiago Fernández de Cordoba Economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Kenya and South-Eastern Africa Robert Mudida PhD University of Nairobi Senior Lecturer at Strathmore University. Fragile countries and Conflicts Stephen N. Ndegwa PhD Indiana University Adviser at the Global Center on Conflict Security and Development of the World Bank.

Prakarsh Singh

Non-Resident Fellow at the Navarra Center for International Development. He is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Amherst College, Massachusetts. He completed his PhD in Development Economics from the London School of Economics in 2011. Recent publications Impact of Terrorism on Investment Decision of Farmers: Evidence from the Punjab Insurgency, Journal of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming)

Pedro Vicente

Non-Resident Fellow at the Navarra Center for International Development. Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics –Trinity College, Dublin– and also Research Associate of the Center for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago, in 2005. Recent publications Does Oil Corrupt? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in West Africa, Journal of Development Economics, 2010, 92(1), pp. 28-38; Clientelism and Vote Buying: Lessons from Field Experiments in African Elections, joint with Leonard Wantchekon, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 2009, 25(2), pp. 292-305.

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