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José Tavares Won a FCT Project

José Tavares won a project in the Competition for research projects “The 25th of April and Portuguese democracy”, promoted by FCT in collaboration with the 50 years of the 25th of April Commemorative Commission. (…)

SBE Finance Research at CEPR

Miguel Ferreira, Manuel Adelino, and Miguel Oliveira presented their new research “The Heterogeneous Effects of Household Debt Relief” at the CEPR – Centre for Economic Policy Research European Workshop on Household Finance at Queen Mary University of London.

In the Media:
Pedro Brinca

Pedro Brinca was on SIC Notícias Manhã, to comment on the new inflation numbers and interest rates going forward. He also made comments to ECO regarding the new fiscal rules being implemented by the EU. (…)

Margarida Soares on Social Effects of Gender Quotas on Corporate Boards

In an Op-ed for Jornal Económico, Margarida Soares writes about gender quotas on corporate boards and the recent decisions of the European Council.

In the Media:
Susana Peralta

Susana Peralta continues to analyze the week’s main themes in Fora do Baralho (Rádio Observador podcast) and RTP. She was also present at É ou não É (RTP) to debate about a possible fiscal shock. To RTP 3, Sábado, and the P24 (Publico podcast) she commented on the new government program.

In the Media:
Pedro Martins

Pedro Martins was interviewed by Sociedade Civil (RTP) to comment on telework and how work culture is changing.

Francesco Franco quoted in the context of the War between Israel and Hamas

ECO quoted Francesco Franco in the context of the war between Israel and Hamas and the impotence of the IMF and the World Bank.

José Tavares’ essay “Política. Tragédia. Comédia”

José Tavares’ essay “Política. Tragédia. Comédia” was published in Revista E (Expresso).

Paulo Rodrigues on the Housing Market Crisis in Portugal

Paulo Rodrigues was interviewed by Observador about the housing market crisis in Portugal, following his participation in a Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos study.

Pedro Brinca on 2030 football World Cup, 2024 Budget and Inflation

Pedro Brinca made comments about the 2030 football World Cup to be held in Portugal and how it will affect the Portuguese economy (…) spoke about the Portuguese government budget proposal for 2024 (…)

Pedro Martins on Job Market and Unemployment Rate

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.

Social Equity Initiative

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.

Susana Peralta’s comments on Budget, Inflation and Tax Revenues

Susana Peralta commented on the P24 Podcast (Público) about the state budget for 2024. Also to Público, she spoke about inflation and tax revenues.

In the Media:
Susana Peralta

Susana Peralta gave an interview to Comunidade Cultura e Arte about Portugal’s structural problems and public policies. About the lack of class consciousness in our society (…)

In the Media:
Pedro Brinca

Pedro Brinca was on CNN to discuss the recent drop in foreign direct investment in Portugal. Also on CNN, he talked about the BRICS summit and its implications for the world economics.

In the Media:
Pedro Martins

Pedro Martins spoke to Expresso about the high average number of work hours in Portugal. Also to Expresso, he commented on Portuguese companies and remote work

Os Desafios da Inteligência Artificial da Democracia

José Tavares’ essay “Os desafios da Inteligência Artificial da Democracia” was published in Revista E (Expresso)

Heavy-Tails and Robust Estimation in Economics and Finance

“Heavy-Tails and Robust Estimation in Economics and Finance” conference will be held on May 24 and 25 at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Carcavelos, Portugal.

Study on the Portuguese Labor Market for the Gulbenkian Foundation by our associate Pedro Martins

Link to the Study

The study on Intergenerational sustainability for the Gulbenkian Foundation

Ricardo Reis, professor and economist at London School of Economics, was the peer review of this study by Francesco Franco et al.

Unconditional Basic Income. Can we afford it?

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

The future of Social Security

Susana Peralta and Francesco Franco participates to a 2 days event organised by ECO on the future of the financing of the Social Security. See the video conference: Video

What and How did People Buy During the Great Lockdown? Evidence from Electronic Payments

Susana Peralta, Bruno Carvalho and João Pereira dos Santos have a new working paper where they investigate the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in private consumption in Portugal.

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

Post Covid-19: Healthcare – Pedro Pita Barros

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 […]

A (outra) hora da Europa?

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 […]

Employment and growth

In this video, Professor Francesco Franco presents a paper on how to promote employment and growth in the European context.

Empresas Privadas e Municípios

In this video, Professor José Tavares presents a study on how the performance of municipalities is associated with the birth, performance, and death of private companies. Read the full study here.

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 […]

Bruno Carvalho

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!

Extreme weather and violence in Russia: Evidence across age and gender

Check out this new study on extreme weather and violence in Russia by Professor José Tavares, Vladimir Otrachshenko and Olga Popova.

Services trade policies and economic integration

“The analysis confirms that services policies are typically much more restrictive than tariffs on imports of goods, in particular in professional services and telecommunications.” VoxEU

Is productivity being well measured in Portugal?

Labor productivity has been showing a countercyclical behavior.

Importance of qualifications

In a recent conference, Professor João Duarte talked about the importance of qualifications and how they can be an important factor to retain investment.

Predictions of economic growth

Read João Duarte and Pedro Brinca’s predictions of economic growth.

Low wages: a major challenge for the Portuguese economy

According to professor Susana Peralta, Portugal needs to find a solution for the low wages that continue to prevail in the country.

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."

Italy? “We’re on the Limit, in a very Risky Situation”

In an interview to portuguese newspaper “Público”, Francesco Franco talks about his concerns on Italy’s government and the country banking system, in contrast with what happened in Portugal.

Clipping “Cultural Heritage in Portugal: Assessment of Social and Economic Value”

Clipping summarizing the presence of the project “Cultural Heritage in Portugal: Assessment of Social and Economic Value” in the media.

Economics and Policy Workshop

This Friday, the 18th of May at 5pm, we will have the third edition of the workshop. This time at ISEG and there will be two presentations: Alexander Coutts (Nova SBE) and Catarina Alvarez (Nova SBE).

Back to the Future and Flying Cars: The Europe 2020 Strategy

In her latest opinion piece in Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos’ blog, Susana Peralta discusses the Europe 2020 strategy and where Portugal currently stands.

Conference: “The Role of Portugal as a Global Competitor”

Francesco Franco will participate in the conference “The Role of Portugal as a Global Competitor” at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Doesn’t Anybody Want to Work in Portugal?

In her latest opinion piece in Público, Susana Peralta discusses possible explanations for the existence of positive vacancy rates in countries with concerning unemployment rates such as Portugal.

Presentation: Project “Fundos Europeus”

In this video, Pedro Magalhães and José Tavares briefly present the project “Fundos Europeus” sponsored by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

IPP Seminar 2018

Susana Peralta participated in the seminar “Transparência e rigor das finanças públicas” organized by the Institute of Public Policy (IPP).

On the European Funds

In a recent opinion piece in Visão, José Tavares and João Pereira dos Santos discuss the key results of their project “Fundos Europeus” sponsored by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

Bretton Woods to Brexit

From Bretton Woods to Brexit, a timely take on the importance of global economic cooperation.

Revolving Doors?

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.

The Yield Curve

Not sure the yield curve “predicts the future”, but this is one of thecoolest visualizations in economics, charting the yield of US titles of different maturities in the last 25 years. And more.

Sexism at Time Magazine

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”

Gender Quotas

In a brief one and a half minute, José Tavares discusses the opportunity of introducing gender quotas in politics, taken into account his research with Paulo Júlio

New Data

The new IMF DataMapper is really cool and useful.It makes available a wide selection of key economic indicators from 12 of the organization’s datasets.

Want to Climb the Social Ladder

In her recent article “I want to climb the social ladder” for the newspaper Publico, Susana Peralta discusses the results of a recent study about social mobility in Portugal. (…)

Quality of Local Governance

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. (…)

A Lender of Last Resort for the Next Crisis

In an article in Público, Francesco Franco stresses the role of lender of last resort for the euro to overcome the next financial crisis. In Portuguese.

Complete EMU!

Francesco Franco recently participated in a Med7 conference where he presented the case for a small insurance scheme to cope with asymmetric shocks across Euro states.

Economics and Culture: A Dialogue

At the Forum Arte Contemporanea Italiana José Tavares discussed the many grounds for dialogue between economics and the arts.

Globalization and Its Discontents

José Tavares interviews Dani Rodrik on the benefits, costs and threats to globalization. Part of a series on the future of freedom, sponsored by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

Distributive Politics, Economic Growth, and The Simpsons at Nova

(…) Two former students from Nova, Luís Fonseca and Miguel Aguiar, have summoned the Simpsons to explain the algebra and illustrate the mechanism.