Associate Professor of Economics, Nova School of Business and Economics; Scientific Director, NOVAFRICA
Catia Batista is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics, where she is also Founder and Scientific Director of the NOVAFRICA research center. She 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, and consulted for the World Bank and the International Growth Center. She is currently a Research Fellow at the international research centers CReAM (London, UK), IZA (Bonn, Germany) and JPAL Europe (Paris, France).
Recent work by Catia Batista
Access to mobile savings accounts and financial management skills can lead to improved profits and financial security of female-led micro-enterprises
The introduction of mobile money promoted migration out of rural areas by easing long-distance transfers and increasing resilience