Pedro Martins spoke to ECO about the job market and the unemployment rate in Portugal. (…)He was also interviewed by Le Monde about how young graduates continue to leave Portugal in search of better salaries and career prospects.
In the scope of the Social Equity Initiative, Susana Peralta, Miguel Fonseca, and Bruno P. Carvalho, of the Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center, published a report about poverty in Portugal and the social elevator.
Save the date: 22-4-2021 for an online round table on Unconditional Basic Income jointly organised by CEPS- University of Minho and Economics For Policy. Link: Event on the 22-4-2021: unconditional-basic-income-can-we-afford-it
Measuring Sectoral Supply and Demand Shocks During COVID-19
Professors Pedro Brinca and João Duarte, alongside FED investigator Miguel Ferreira-e-Castro have developed a model to measure labour demand and supply shocks during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic
Professor Pedro Pita Barros speaks about the Public Healthcare response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what we can expect for the future of the portuguese National Health Service. The importance of swift decision making, the possibility of alternative avenues to fight future pandemics and the pandemics’ effect on future discussions regarding the National Health Service […]
Professor José Tavares writes for Jornal Económico on the main European guidelines for the Political and Social response to the Covid-19 crisis. “In politics, as in literature, common fictions are important and “imagined communities” provide an ever important sense of support and meaningfulness. In Europe, we have still not been able to build a consensual […]
Post Covid – 19: Inequality and Taxation – Susana Peralta
Professor Susana Peralta speaks with journalist Pedro Santos Guerreiro regarding the role of taxes and social inequality as a response to the (almost invevitable) economic recession. The extent of state help to businesses, the expected growth in inequality and the possibility of future austerity measures to pay-out “Covid debt” (what kind of taxes can be […]
“Mundo está muito polarizado entre vidas confortáveis e desgraçadas”
Professor Susana Peralta gives her take on the impact the Covid-19 crisis had on inequality – and how lockdown measures are being particularly harmful for the poorer social classes. In her words, “The Great Lockdown shows how the world is divided between those who live a comfortable life and those who live a disgraced one”. […]
Revaluation of the Portuguese Budgetary Framework Law
Professor Susana Peralta will be part of a newly announced workgroup tasked with the revaluation of the Portuguese Budgetary Framework Law. The group is headed by Professor Fernando Rocha Andrade and still inlcudes Cláudia Braz, Tiago Melo and Sofia Batalha. The group is intended to evaluate the implementation of the new Budget Framework, with particular […]
The role of property taxes on entrepreneurial activity
João Pereira dos Santos, Miguel Ferreira, and Ana Venâncio conducted a study about the role of property taxes on entrepreneurial activity: “Collateral Value and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Property Tax Reform”. In this paper, they find that municipalities that were forced to decrease their property tax rate experienced higher entry rates in the manufacturing sector […]
Our affiliate Bruno Carvalho has been awarded one of the Best Ph.D. Dissertations in the Ph.D. in Economics | Finance Program in the academic year of 2018/2019 by the Amélia de Mello Foundation. Congratulations!
As Mario Draghi Departs, the ECB is Divided Over His Policies
"Mario Draghi led his last monetary policy meeting as president of the European Central Bank on Thursday, his legacy as savior of the eurozone clouded by divisions among the bank’s policymakers that have burst into the open in the final months of his tenure."
It is hard to track the coming and going of politicians between public office and private corporations. This visualization, detailing the sequential private and public affiliations of Portuguese politicians, between 1975 and 2013, may help.
Time magazine on the Price of Sexism: a discussion of the economic cost of gender discrimination, with reference to the paper by Tiago Cavalcanti and José Tavares “The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination”
Susana Peralta wrote an article calling for the participation of citizens in local politics – voting on the municipal elections of October 1st is the the most important act of participation, but not the single one. (…)