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 speaks to journalist Pedro Santos Guerreiro about the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis in Europe and what we can expect of the coming changes in the european landscape. The (excessive?) European dependence on imports from Asia – particularly China -, the possible changes in consumption preferences, the importance of symmetric decision making […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”. […]
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 […]
According to professor Susana Peralta, Portugal needs to find a solution for the low wages that continue to prevail in the country.
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.