Raquel Fernández | Keynote

Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University and at the University of Oslo in Norway. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a member of the Council of the European Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society. She is a Research Fellow of CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy, London), where she has been co-director of the Public Policy Program (1999-2007), a Research Associate of NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), and a Research Fellow of IZA.

Patricia Justino | Chair

Professor Patricia Justino is a development economist who works at the interface between Development Economics and Political Science. She is a leading expert on political violence and development, and the co-founder and co-director of the Households in Conflict Network. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER and Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK (on leave).

Belinda Archibong | Discussant

Belinda Archibong is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research areas include development economics, political economy, economic history and environmental economics with an African regional focus. Her research investigates the role of historical institutions and environment in inequality of access to public services and the development of human capital, particularly in the areas of education and health. She is currently a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution.