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Ana Fontoura Gouveia

Ana Fontoura Gouveia

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. Ana is conducting research in the fields of (i) productivity, zombie firms and resource allocation; and (ii) public finance and firms’ incentives. She is also an invited Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Nova School of Business and Economics, currently responsible for the graduate course on Public Finance.

From 2015 to early 2018, Ana was at the Portuguese Ministry of Finance, being responsible for the setting up of a new unit tasked with the ex-ante and ex-post assessment of structural reforms. She has also worked at the Portuguese Ministry for the Economy (2015), the European Central Bank (2008-2014) and Banco de Portugal (2004-2008).

Over the years, Ana participated in different international fora: the Steering Group of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity (as co-chair, 2016/2017), the OECD Working Party number 1 on macroeconomic and structural policies analysis (2016/2017), the European Commission LIME Working group on structural policies and quantitative tools (2016/2017), the European Commission Economic Policy Committee (2014) and the European System of Central Banks Task Force on the implementation of euro area pension funds statistics (2008).

Ana holds a PhD in Economics from Nova SBE, with a dissertation on political economy. She was a visiting PhD student at Toulouse School of Economics and University of Liège.