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Economics for Policy is anchored in the world-class research and teaching faculty at Nova School of Business and Economics and a diverse body of affiliates from renowned institutions, and its activities are developed under the intellectual mentorship of an internationally renowned scientific committee.

Pedro Martins

Scientific Director

Pedro S. Martins is Professor of Economics at Nova SBE. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2004. Pedro is a labour economist, having published in several leading journals, including Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal (…)

José Tavares

Vice-Scientific Director

José Tavares earned his doctorate in Economics at Harvard University, where he specialized in Political Economy and Macroeconomics, and is currently professor of economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.

Francesco Franco

Executive Director

Francesco Franco has been teaching at Nova School of Business and Economics since 2004. He earned his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include fluctuations and applied macroeconomics, topics on which he has published in Portuguese and international journals.

Diogo Silva

Deputy Executive Director

Diogo Silva is currently Deputy Executive Director of Economics for Policy at Nova SBE. He holds a MSc in International Development and Public Policy from the same institution. His research interests include Political Economy, European Economy and Public Policy.

João Amador

Nova Faculty Affiliate

João Amador is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Nova School of Business and Economics where he teaches Macroeconomics and European Economy. He has also taught Microeconomics and Macroeconomics in other departments of Universidade Nova and in executive programs. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics in 2000.

Pedro Brinca

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Pedro Brinca currently holds a position as an Associate Professor at Nova SBE and teaches Macroeconomics in the BSc’s in Economics and Business Administration. He is primarily interested in macroeconomics, business cycle fluctuations and economic policy. (…)

João Brogueira de Sousa

Nova Faculty Affiliate

João is a Junior Researcher in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute. His research focuses primarily on macroeconomics and fiscal policy.

Andre de Castro Silva

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Andre de Castro Silva is Associate Professor at Nova SBE. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His research is in macroeconomics and finance. Andre has papers on inflation, monetary policy, innovation, and related topics. He regularly presents his research in universities, central banks, and conferences.

João Duarte

Nova Faculty Affiliate

João Duarte is an Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining NovaSBE, Joao was a research associate at the University of Cambridge.

Luís Catela Nunes

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Luís Catela Nunes is a Professor of Applied Econometrics at Nova School of Business and Economics. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (…)

Ana Fontoura Gouveia

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Ana Fontoura Gouveia is an economist interested in public policy and political economy. She works at the Research Department of Banco de Portugal, in the Structural Research and Public Finance Division. (…)

Steffen Hoerning

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Steffen Hoernig is Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business & Economics, Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained a degree in Management at the Universität Bielefeld in Germany; a Master in Applied Mathematical Sciences at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA; and a PhD degree in Economics at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Miguel Lebre Freitas

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Miguel Lebre de Freitas holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London, in the United Kingdom.
His research focuses mainly on Open Economy Macroeconomics, and other areas of interest include the Portuguese Economy and Economic Growth. (…)

Susana Peralta

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Susana Peralta holds a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. Her research focuses on the economics of multi-layered governments, including tax competition and political economy issues.

Pedro Portugal

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Pedro Portugal studied economics at the Universidade do Porto and received his PhD at University of South Carolina; in 1991.
He is currently a senior researcher at the Bank of Portugal and invited professor of economics at Nova School of Business and Economics. His main area of interest is applied labor economics; focusing on issues of microeconomics of unemployment; unemployment compensation; wage bargaining; job security; and worker displacement.

Paulo Rodrigues

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Paulo M. M. Rodrigues obtained his PhD in Econometrics from the School of Economic Studies of the University of Manchester. He is a professor of economics at Nova School of Business and Economics, a senior research economist at the Bank of Portugal, and a fellow of both the Clive Granger Centre for Time Series Analysis of the University of Nottingham and the University of Essex´s Centre for Financial Econometrics.

Margarida Soares

Nova Faculty Affiliate

Margarida Soares is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Nova SBE. She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. Her research interests lie in the intersection of Corporate Finance, Labor Economics with an emphasis on gender decisions and outcomes, and Innovation.

Hugo de Almeida Vilares

External Faculty Affiliate

Hugo is a Labour and Urban Economist and an Applied Microeconometrician, with work published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations and the Journal of Econometrics. He is an Assistant Professor at University of Porto and a Guest Teacher at Department of Management of LSE. He is affiliated at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), Economics for Policy Knowledge Center (Nova SBE) and CEMF.UP (U. Porto).

Alexander Coutts

External Faculty Affiliate

Alexander Coutts has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics since 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, with specializations in development and experimental economics. During his studies he was a researcher at New York University’s Center for Technology and Economic Development, based in Abu Dhabi.(…)

Luca David Opromolla

External Faculty Affiliate

Luca David Opromolla is a Principal Economist at the Economics and Research Department of Banco de Portugal. He performs research in international trade, labour economics and banking. (…)

Joana Gonçalves de Sá

External Faculty Affiliate

Joana Gonçalves de Sá is an Associate Professor at Tecnico. Before that, she was a an Associate Professor at NOVA – SBE and the leader of the Data Science and Policy research group. She also was the Principal Investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, where she remains as the Director of the Graduate Program Science for Development (PGCD), aiming at improving science in Africa.

João Pereira dos Santos

External Faculty Affiliate

João Pereira dos Santos is a PhD student in Economics at Nova SBE. He recently participated in the Advanced Studies Program of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He holds a MSc in Economics from Nova SBE and he also studied in the London School of Economics and in Universitat Pompeu Fabra. (…)

Catarina Alvarez

Affiliate

Catarina Alvarez is a PhD student in Economics at Nova SBE. Previously, she was a predoctoral research fellow at the University of Barcelona and Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (IEB). She was a visiting researcher at the Economics department of the University of Mannheim. She also holds a Research Master’s degree, a MSc and a BSc in Economics from Nova SBE. (…)

Margarida Araújo

Affiliate

Margarida is currently a research assistant at Nova SBE. She holds a MSc and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics.

Tiago Bernardino

Affiliate

Tiago Bernardino is currently a Research Assistant in Economics for Policy knowledge center and Teaching Assistant of Macroeconomics at Nova SBE. He holds a MSc and a undergraduate degree in Economics from NOVA School of Business and Economics.

Marli Fernandes

Affiliate

Marli holds a PhD in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics. She obtained her Bachelor and Master in Economics from the same institution. Her research interests are focused on Political Economy and Economics of Migration.

Miguel Ferreira

Affiliate

Miguel holds a PhD in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics. He is a lecturer at Queen Mary University since 2022.

Marlon Francisco

Affiliate

Marlon Francisco is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at Nova SBE, and an economist (consultant) at the World Bank. Previously, he worked as an Economist for Fitch Ratings, the Portuguese Treasury and Debt Management Agency (IGCP), and the International Monetary Fund (African Department).

Inês Gonçalves Raposo

Affiliate

Inês is a PhD Candidate in Economics at Bocconi University, with research interests in macroeconomics and labour economics. Previously she worked as an Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel and at the Financial Stability Department of Banco de Portugal.

Jaime Marques Pereira

Affiliate

Jaime is a Ph.D. student in Economics at Bocconi University. He holds a MSc and BSc in Economics from Nova SBE. His research interests are focused on Political Economy and Macroeconomics. Previously, he worked for the Financial Stability Department of the Bank of Portugal.(…)

João Oliveira

Affiliate

João Oliveira is an economist at Banco de Portugal and a PhD student at the New School of Business and Economics. In his research, he uses macroeconomic models of heterogeneous agents to study the effects of technological changes on the economic inequality of consumers, as well as to determine policies to mitigate their adverse effects.

Bruno Pessoa Carvalho

Affiliate

Bruno Pessoa Carvalho is a PhD candidate in Economics at Nova SBE. He holds a Research Masters degree from Nova SBE. Bruno is currently a visiting researcher at the Economics department of BI Norwegian Business School, in Oslo. (…)

Sharmin Sazedj

Affiliate

Sharmin Sazedj holds a PhD in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics, where she has also been working as an invited teaching assistant since 2010.

Rúben Silva Branco

Affiliate

Rúben Silva Branco collaborates with Banco de Portugal as Adviser to the Governor. Before joining the Bank, he served as Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary of State to the Vice Prime Minister, Government of Portugal, working on economic policy and on the supervision of the Portuguese Economic and Financial Assistance Program with the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank.(…)

José Pedro Sousa

Affiliate

José Pedro is currently a teaching and research assistant at Nova SBE and the executive manager of Economics for Policy. He holds a MSc in Economics from Nova SBE and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto.

Luís Teles Morais

Affiliate

Luís is a PhD student at Nova SBE. His research interests are in macroeconomics, household finance and public finance. Currently, he is also at the European Central Bank, working on statistics about the distribution of household wealth in the euro area. At Economics for Policy, he worked on a project about the impact of aging on public finances in Portugal. (…)

João Tovar Jalles

Affiliate

João Tovar Jalles, a Portuguese national, is an Economist at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Previously, he was an Economist at the OECD’s Economics Department where he was responsible for Portugal and Brazil. (…)