Pedro Vicente
Pedro Vicente
Professor
Economics
NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center

Pedro C.Vicente is a Full Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business andEconomics (Nova SBE), where he is also the founding scientific director of theknowledge center NOVAFRICA. He specializes in development economics and Africa,with a focus on political economy issues. Previously to Nova SBE, Pedro Vicentewas a professor and researcher at the University of Oxford and Trinity CollegeDublin. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Notre Dame and aconsultant to the World Bank. Pedro Vicente has published in leading economicsjournals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics andStatistics, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of Development Economics. Hisresearch has entailed substantial fieldwork efforts in African countriesincluding Mozambique, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde, and São Toméand Príncipe, as well as funding by national and international agencies such asDFID, USAID, 3IE, IZA, and FCT. Pedro Vicente has a PhD in economics from the Universityof Chicago.

PhD in Economics,University of Chicago

MA in Economics, Universityof Chicago

MSc in Economics,London School of Economics

Licenciatura in Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa


Economics. Microeconomics. Development Economics, Political Economy

  • Mendiate, Classio J., Nkurunziza, Alphonse, Mendonça, Frederica, Vicente, Pedro C. (2022). Clusters of bicycle taxi operators and their main service operation patterns: Case Study of Quelimane, Mozambique. East African Journal of Science, Technology and Innovation, 3 (3).
  • Vicente, Pedro C., Vilela, Inês (2022). Preventing Islamic radicalization: Experimental evidence on anti-social behavior. Journal Of Comparative Economics, 50 (2), 474-485.
  • Grácio, Matilde, Vicente, Pedro C. (2021). Information, get-out-the-vote messages, and peer influence: causal effects on political behavior in Mozambique. Journal of Development Economics, 151.
  • Pereira dos Santos, João, Tavares, José, Vicente, Pedro C. (2021). Can ATMs get out the vote? Evidence from a nationwide field experiment. European Economic Review, 134.
  • Solís Arce, Julio S., Warren, Shana S., Meriggi, Niccolò F., Scacco, Alexandra, McMurry, Nina, Voors, Maarten, Syunyaev, Georgiy, Malik, Amyn Abdul, Aboutajdine, Samya, Adeojo, Opeyemi, Anigo, Deborah, Armand, Alex, Asad, Saher, Atyera, Martin, Augsburg, Britta, Awasthi, Manisha, Ayesiga, Gloria Eden, Bancalari, Antonella, Björkman-Nyqvist, Martina, Borisova, Ekaterina, Bosancianu, Constantin Manuel, Cabra García, Magarita Rosa, Cheema, Ali, Collins, Elliott, Cuccaro, Filippo, Farooqi, Ahsan Zia, Fatima, Tatheer, Fracchia, Mattia, Galindo Soria, Mery Len, Guariso, Andrea, Hasanain, Ali, Jaramillo, Sofía, Kallon, Sellu, Kamwesigye, Anthony, Kharel, Arjun, Kreps, Sarah, Levine, Madison, Littman, Rebecca, Malik, Mohammad, Manirabaruta, Gisele, Mfura, Jean Léodomir Habarimana, Momoh, Fatoma, Mucauque, Alberto, Mussa, Imamo, Nsabimana, Jean Aime, Obara, Isaac, Otálora, María Juliana, Ouédraogo, Béchir Wendemi, Pare, Touba Bakary, Platas, Melina R., Polanco, Laura, Qureshi, Javaeria Ashraf, Raheem, Mariam, Ramakrishna, Vasudha, Rendrá, Ismail, Shah, Taimur, Shaked, Sarene Eyla, Shapiro, Jacob N., Svensson, Jakob, Tariq, Ahsan, Tchibozo, Achille Mignondo, Tiwana, Hamid Ali, Trivedi, Bhartendu, Vernot, Corey, Vicente, Pedro C., Weissinger, Laurin B., Zafar, Basit, Zhang, Baobao, Karlan, Dean, Callen, Michael, Teachout, Matthieu, Humphreys, Macartan, Mobarak, Ahmed Mushfiq, Omer, Saad B. (2021). COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in low- and middle-income countries. Nature Medicine, 27 (8), 1385 - 1394.
  • Armand, Alex, Coutts, Alexander, Vicente, Pedro C., Vilela, Ines (2020). Does information break the political resource curse? Experimental evidence from Mozambique. American Economic Review, 110 (11), 3431-3453.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2020). Adopting mobile money: evidence from an experiment in rural Africa. AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110, 594-598.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2020). Improving access to savings through mobile money: experimental evidence from African smallholder farmers. World Development, 129.
  • Caeiro, Rute Martins, Vicente, Pedro C. (2020). Knowledge of vitamin A deficiency and crop adoption: evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique. Agricultural Economics (United Kingdom), 51 (2), 175-190.
  • Fafchamps, Marcel, Vaz, Ana, Vicente, Pedro C. (2020). Voting and peer effects: experimental evidence from Mozambique. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 68 (2), 567-605.
  • Batista, Catia, Seither, Julia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2019). Do migrant social networks shape political attitudes and behavior at home?. World Development, 117, 328-343.
  • Kaufmann, Daniel, McGuirk, Eoin F., Vicente, Pedro C. (2019). Foreign aid preferences and perceptions in donor countries. Journal Of Comparative Economics, 47 (3), 601-617.
  • Leeffers, Stefan, Vicente, Pedro C. (2019). Does electoral observation influence electoral results? Experimental evidence for domestic and international observers in Mozambique . World Development, 114, 42-58.
  • Aker, Jenny C., Collier, Paul, Vicente, Pedro C. (2017). Is information power? Using mobile phones and free newspapers during an election in Mozambique. Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (2), 185-200.
  • Batista, Catia, Mcindoe-Calder, Tara, Vicente, Pedro C. (2017). Return migration, self-selection and entrepreneurship. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 79 (5), 797-821.
  • Collier, Paul, Vicente, Pedro C. (2014). Votes and violence: evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria. Economic Journal, 124 (574), F327-F355.
  • Vicente, Pedro C. (2014). Is vote buying effective? Evidence from a field experiment in West Africa. The Economic Journal, 124 (574), F356-F387.
  • Fafchamps, Marcel, Vicente, Pedro C. (2013). Political violence and social networks: experimental evidence from a Nigerian election. Journal of Development Economics, 101 (1), 27-48.
  • Batista, Catia, Lacuesta, Aitor, Vicente, Pedro C. (2012). Testing the 'brain gain' hypothesis: Micro evidence from Cape Verde. Journal of Development Economics, 97 (1), 32-45.
  • Collier, Paul, Vicente, Pedro C. (2012). Violence, bribery, and fraud: The political economy of elections in Sub-Saharan Africa. Public Choice, 153 (1-2), 117-147.
  • Batista, Catia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2011). Do migrants improve governance at home? Evidence from a voting experiment. World Bank Economic Review, 25 (1), 77-104.
  • Kaufmann, Daniel, Vicente, Pedro C. (2011). Legal corruption. Economics and Politics, 23 (2), 195-219.
  • Vicente, Pedro C. (2010). Does oil corrupt? Evidence from a natural experiment in West Africa. Journal of Development Economics, 92 (1), 28-38.
  • Vicente, Pedro C., Wantchekon, Leonard (2009). Clientelism and vote buying: Lessons from field experiments in African elections. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 25 (2), 292-305.
  • Batista, Cátia, Lacuesta, Aitor, Vicente, Pedro C. (2008). Consideraciones empíricas de la Fuga de Cerebros. Moneda y crédito, 226, 33-98.
  • Batista, Cátia, Seither, Julia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2020). International migration and social network spillovers of political norms. Economic Globalization and Governance. : Essays in Honor of Jorge Braga de Macedo. Brites Pereira, Luís, Mata, Maria Eugénia, Rocha de Sousa, Miguel (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, 227-240.
  • Batista, Cátia, Seither, Julia, Vicente, Pedro C. (2018). Migration internationale et transfert de normes politiques: Exemples du CapVert et du Mozambique. 1re édition ed. Les migrants, acteurs des changements politiques en Afrique?. Chauvet, Lisa, Gubert, Flore, Jaulin, Thibault, Mesplé-Somps, Sandrine (Eds.), De Boeck Supérieur.
  • Vicente, Pedro C. (2011). Oil, corruption, and vote-buying: A review of the case of São Tomé and príncipe. International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Volume Two. Edward Elgar Publishing, 356-375.
  • Armand, Alex, Coutts, Alexander, Vicente, Pedro C., Vilela, Inês (Oct 2021), (CEPR Working Papers Series), Measuring corruption in the field using behavioral games.
  • Armand, Alex, Coutts, Alexander, Vicente, Pedro C., Vilela, Inês (Jan 2019), (NOVAFRICA Working Papers Series, n. 1902), Does information break the political resource curse? Experimental evidence from Mozambique.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (Dec 2018), (NovaAfrica working paper series, n. 1803), Is mobile money changing rural Africa? Evidence from a field experiment.
  • Batista, Cátia, Fafchamps, Marcel, Vicente, Pedro C. (Jun 2018), 55 p., (Nova Africa Working Paper Series, n. 1801), Keep it simple: A field experiment on information sharing in social networks.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (Aug 2017), 46 p., (Nova Africa Working Paper Series, n. 1705), Improving access to savings through mobile money: Experimental evidence from smallholder farmers in Mozambique.
  • Batista, Cátia, Seither, Julia, Vicente, Pedro C. (Mar 2017), 36 p., (Nova Africa Working Paper Series, n. 1701), Migration, political institutions, and social networks.
  • Batista, Cátia, Mcindoe-Calder, Tara, Vicente, Pedro C. (Dec 2016), 42 p., (Nova Africa Working Paper Series, n. 1401), Return migration, self-selection and entrepreneurship in Mozambique.
  • Batista, Cátia, Fafchamps, Marcel, Vicente, Pedro C. (Jun 2016), 23 p., (International Growth Centre, n. I-36110-MOZ-1), The diffusion of mobile money: evidence from a lab experiment in the field.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (Sep 2013), 44 p., (Nova Africa Working Paper Series, n. 1301), Introducing mobile money in rural Mozambique: Evidence from a field experiment.
  • Batista, Cátia, Vicente, Pedro C. (Mar 2012), 31 p., (International Growth Centre, n. S-36012-MOZ-1), A randomized impact evaluation of the introduction of mobile banking in Mozambique.