Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

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Savastano Sara


Sara Savastano is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy. She is the Secretary General of ICABR (International Consortium of Applied Bioeconomy Research) a unique, informal, international consortium of people interested in the bioeconomy, rural development and bio-based economic research. After working at the Development Research Group of the World Bank, from 2001 to 2005, Sara served as Economist in the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Her research which started with option value theory and investment analysis, broadened to cover several topics in development economics and rural development and agriculture, and in particular agriculture efficiency and productivity analysis.
More recently she has started new research in Neuroeconomics and Behavioral Economics. In addition to her academic work
She has been part of international projects targeted on agriculture and policies issues in developing countries in collaboration with important international organizations.

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The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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