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Research interests

Catia Batista is Associate Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics, where she is also co-Founder and Scientific Director of the NOVAFRICA research center.

Catia Batista holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics of the University of Chicago. Catia has research interests related to international migration and remittance flows, financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, technology adoption, education and policy evaluation. She has done work including randomized and lab-in-the-field experiments in countries such as Cape Verde, the Gambia, Ireland, Kenya, Portugal, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.

Catia has taught at the University of Chicago, University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, and Notre Dame University. She is currently a Research Fellow at the international research centers CReAM (London, UK) and IZA (Bonn, Germany). Previously, Catia worked at the International Monetary Fund and at the Portuguese Catholic University, and consulted for the World Bank and the International Growth Center.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctorate, The University of Chicago

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Research Output at NOVA

Adopting mobile money: Evidence from an experiment in rural Africa

Batista, C. & Vicente, P. C., 1 May 2020, In : AEA Papers and Proceedings. 110, p. 594-598

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Aspirations, expectations, identities: Behavioral constraints of micro-entrepreneurs

    Batista, C. & Seither, J., Aug 2019, p. 1-28, 28 p. (NovaAfrica working paper series; no. 1906).

    Research output: Working paper

  • Do migrant social networks shape political attitudes and behavior at home?

    Batista, C., Seither, J. & Vicente, P. C., 1 May 2019, In : World Development. 117, p. 328-343 16 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)