Pedro Vicente

Pedro Vicente

Associate Professor


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Pedro Vicente is an Associate Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics and the scientific director of NOVAFRICA. Pedro researches on development economics, with an emphasis on political economy issues, and a special interest in Africa. He designed and conducted fieldwork (including randomized field experiments) in Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe.
He has published articles in top field journals such as the Journal of Development Economics. Pedro holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and is affiliated with BREAD and with the CSAE at the University of Oxford.
He is Lead Academic for Mozambique at the IGC, a consortium between the LSE and Oxford, and a consultant for the World Bank.

    • Batista, Cátia and Pedro Vicente. "Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Initial Evidence from a Field Experiment" (pdf)
    • Batista, Cátia and Pedro Vicente. Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique:Three Year Evidence from a Field Experiment (pdf)
    • Collier, Paul and Pedro C. Vicente. 2014. "Votes and Violence: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria." The Economic Journal, 124(February), 327-55.
    • Vicente, Pedro C.. 2014. "Is Vote-Buying Effective? Evidence from a Field Experiment in West Africa." Economic Journal, 124(574), F356-F87.
    • Vicente, Pedro and Fafchamps, Marcel. 2013. "Political Violence and Social Networks: Experimental Evidence from a Nigerian Election." Journal of Development Economics, 101, 27-48.
    • Batista, Cátia, Aitor Lacuesta & Pedro C. Vicente. 2012. Testing the ‘Brain Gain’ Hypothesis: Micro Evidence from Cape Verde.Journal of Development Economics, 97(1), pp. 32-45.