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  • Data Item

    Data: Evaluating policy reforms to reduce corruption

    This paper exploits quasi-experimental variation in tariffs in southern Africa to estimate trade elasticities. Traded quantities respond only weakly to a 30 percent reduction in the average nominal tariff rate. Trade flow data combined with primary data on firm behavior and bribe payments suggest that corruption is a potential explanation for the observed low elasticities....

    2 May 2019

  • Blog post

    Increasing religious awareness and professional training

    The discovery of natural gas triggered violent extremism in Northern Mozambique. Could religious awareness and professional training quell violence? [caption id="attachment_28440" align="alignnone" width="768"] Figure 1: The Economist, Aug 9th 2018.[/caption] There is vast economic and political science literature on conflict and civil wars, which mostly focuses on the...

    1 May 2019 | Inês Vilela, Pedro Vicente

  • 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

  • Data Item

    Data: Railroad to growth: Evaluating the impact of investments in railroads on firm behaviour

    This paper investigates the impact of investments in transport infrastructure on firm performance. Using an original survey of approximately 900 firms in Southern Africa, I estimate the impact of access to a railway on firm sales. Exposure to railway infrastructure is instrumented by geographic proximity to the historical layout of a railway line destroyed by a civil war in...

    28 Feb 2019

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    Data: Counteracting illicit behaviour during elections: The role of observers and cell phones in a field experiment

    African elections often reveal low levels of political accountability. We assess different forms of voter education during an election in Mozambique. Three interventions providing information to voters and calling for their electoral participation were randomized: an SMS-based information campaign, an SMS hotline for electoral misconduct, and the distribution of a free...

    28 Feb 2019

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Expectativas Subjectivas e Escolhas Ocupacionais de Estudantes Universitários em Moçambique

    A transição da educação para o mercado de trabalho tem vindo a receber uma atenção crescente entre os economistas e formuladores de políticas públicas, especialmente nos países em desenvolvimento. Este estudo analisa o papel das expectativas subjectivas sobre o emprego e salário na tomada de decisões de carreira profissional entre estudantes do ensino...

    7 Jan 2019 | Mariapia Mendola, Luigi Minale, Ines Raimundo

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Subjective expectations and occupational choices among university students in Mozambique

    The transition from school to the labour market is receiving growing attention among economists and policymakers, especially in developing countries. This study examines the role of subjective expectations about employment and earnings in influencing occupational choices in three different sectors (public, private, and self- employment) among university students in...

    7 Jan 2019 | Mariapia Mendola, Luigi Minale, Ines Raimundo

  • Publication - Country study

    Mozambique’s private sector in the context of conflict

    This case study examines the conflict dynamics in post-independence Mozambique, and how the private sector has developed in response to both conflict and peace.

    22 Oct 2018 | José Jaime Macuane

  • Blog post

    Incentivising school attendance in Mozambique: Reports or cash transfers?

    An enormous effort has been made by governments the world over to incentivise parents to ensure that their children attend school regularly. In developing countries, in particular, arguably the most significant innovation in social policy in the past few decades has been the introduction of conditional cash transfers made to parents to incentivise a number of prescribed...

    26 Sep 2018 | Damien de Walque, Christine Valente