Alex Armand

Alex Armand is an Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, a resident member of NOVAFRICA, a research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and at the Navarra Centre for International Development (Spain).

His main research fields are Development Economics and Policy Evaluation. His current work focuses on the effect of providing education-related cash transfers on household outcomes, on the effect of local community engagement on natural resource management, on the role of media in reducing conflict, and on sanitation in urban slums. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University College London.

Twitter: @ARMANDalex

Content by Alex Armand
  • Blog post

    COVID-19 and the willingness to vaccinate: Evidence from India

    Vaccination is one of the success stories in modern day medicine and seen by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a key element of the response to the current pandemic. While billions are poured into a vaccine’s development and tackling supply difficulties, policymakers should prepare for the next challenges: compliance and ability to pay. One of the most, if not the...

    5 Aug 2020 | Alex Armand, Britta Augsburg, Antonella Bancalari

  • Project

    Coping with COVID-19 measures in informal settlements

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups of COVID-19 is thought to be the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. One billion people live in such informal settlements, more than half of these in Asia, almost a fifth in India. Their ability to follow governments’ and scientists’ advise on...

    21 Jul 2020 | Britta Augsburg, Alex Armand, Antonella Bancalari

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Opportunities for agriculture insurance in Mozambique

    Weather-related risks such as drought, flood, and hail can cause irreversible damage to households and affect food security. They are complemented by a large number of additional constraints, such as limited technical knowledge, lack of processing capacity, high exposure to pests and diseases, limited access to finance and markets, and high risk of price volatility. ...

    7 Jan 2020 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Project

    Managing agricultural risk in Mozambique

    Mozambique is primarily an agricultural economy with 81% of its population engaged in agriculture, which accounts for 32% of its GDP. “There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970” (The Economist, 2017). The direct costs of these extreme events in the form of lost lives, assets, and habitat are evident. For farmers in...

    16 Apr 2019 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Project Report

    Managing agricultural risk in Mozambique

    16 Apr 2019 | Alex Armand, Joseph Flavian Gomes, Ivan Kim Taveras

  • Publication - Project Report

    On the mechanics of the political resource curse

    14 Jun 2018 | Alex Armand, Pedro Vicente, Inês Vilela

  • Project

    On the mechanics of the political resource curse: Behavioural measurements of information and local elite behaviour in Mozambique

    Mozambique discovered substantial natural resources in recent years. Known gas reserves in the Rovuma basin have the potential to transform Mozambique into a global player in Liquefied Natural Gas exports. Being a recent democracy, and with relatively weak institutions, Mozambique also faces considerable risks of resource and revenue mismanagement in the future,...

    10 Feb 2016 | Pedro Vicente, Inês Vilela, Alex Armand