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About us

Welcome to the Centre for Research in Economics and Management

Founded in 1999, the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE) is a sub-unit of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho. Initially with a more specialized profile in Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, the membership growth broadened its interests to other areas of Economics and, later, to Finance and Management.

NIPE currently has about 100 members, of which 43 are full members. In the latest evaluation of the R&D Units carried out, in 2019, by the Foundation for Science and Technology, NIPE obtained the classification of Very Good, placing itself among the four research units best classified in the research area to which it belongs.

Mission

To produce and disseminate innovative, impactful, and rigorous research in economics and business studies that is of relevance to academia, organisations, and society.

Objectives

Contribute to the advancement of economic and business sciences, through publications in scientific journals of international standing. Disseminate research findings to the academic community and broader society.
Contribute, through consultancy, to the adoption of economic policy measures based on rigorous scientific analysis of the Portuguese and European economies.

Director

Associate Director

Research in NIPE is organized in five research lines.
The interests of individual researchers often overlap the lines.

Toke Aidt

Full Professor
U Cambridge, United Kingdom

PhD University
of Aarhus, Denmark

João Cocco

Full Professor
London Business School, United Kingdom

PhD Harvard University, USA

Gene Grossman

Full Professor
Princeton University, USA

PhD Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, USA

Sofia Berto Villas-Boas

Full Professor
University of California
Berkeley, USA

PhD, University of California
Berkeley, USA

Very Good

In the last evaluation of the R&D Units carried out by the Foundation for Science and Technology, the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE) obtained the rating of Very Good, ranking among the four research units best classified in Portugal.