José Tavares

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.

José has taught economics at Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Universidade Católica Portuguesa. José´s research addresses a broad set of issues including democracy and economic growth, the cost of gender discrimination, and the diverse consequences of globalization, and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and Economics Journal, as well as volumes edited by Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Princeton University Press. In 2016 José co-edited, with Francesco Franco and Mário Centeno, “After The Crisis: Reform, Recovery, and Growth in Europe”, published by Oxofrd University Press. José´s academic work has been commented Time Magazine, The New York Times, Handelsblatt, La Repubblica, Expresso, and Público.

Policy Briefs

CEO Performance In Severe Crises – The Role of Newcomers

March 25, 2019 João Amador, José Tavares, Sharmin Sazedj Author/Coordinator

Featured Projects

Orçamento, Economia e Democracia: uma Proposta de Arquitectura Institucional

July 10, 2018 Francesco Franco, José Tavares Author/Coordinator


August 7, 2017 José Tavares Author/Coordinator

Research Papers

Can ATMs get out the vote? Evidence from a nationwide field experiment

September 28, 2021 José Tavares, João Pereira dos Santos Author/Coordinator

Extreme temperature and extreme violence: Evidence from Russia

August 19, 2020 José Tavares Author/Coordinator

Fiscal discipline and exchange rates: does politics matter?

July 19, 2020 José Tavares, João Tovar Jalles Author/Coordinator

Does Right or Left Matter? Cabinets, Credibility and Fiscal Adjustments

October 5, 2003 José Tavares Author/Coordinator

How Democracy Affects Growth

December 1, 1998 José Tavares Author/Coordinator