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Carla Sá

Ph.D in Economics Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/ Tinbergen Institute

About

Carla Sá is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Minho, and researcher at NIPE (Economic Policies Research Unit) and CIPES (Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies). She holds a PhD in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute/Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her general research interests are in the intersection of economics of education and spatial economics, with particular emphasis on student decision-making process. Her research has been published in Regional Studies, Spatial Economics Analysis, CESifo Economic Studies, Higher Education, Studies in Higher Educationa and European Journal of Education. She has been involved in research projects funded by the FCT (National Science Foundation), A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and FFMS (Francisco Manuel dos Santos Fundation). She has served as consultant for the Portuguese Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity and the ILO (Int. Labour Organization).

 

 

Areas of interest

Economics of Education
Labour Economics
Applied Econometrics

Publications

Lourenço, D , Sá, C , Tavares, O , & Cardoso, S (2020)

Enrolling in Higher Education: the impact of regional mobility and public-private substitution effects

Journal of Economic Issues, 54(1), 183–197 DOI
Sá, C , Florax, R J G M , & Rietveld, P (2012)

Living Arrangement and University Choice of Dutch Prospective Students

Regional Studies, 46(5), 651–667 DOI
Portela, M , Sá, C , Alexandre, F , & Cardoso, A R (2009)

Perceptions of the Bologna process: What do students' choices reveal?

Higher Education, 58(4), 465–474 DOI
Portela, M A , Areal, N M P C , Sá, C , Alexandre, F , Cerejeira, J , Carvalho, A , & Rodrigues, A (2008)

Evaluating student allocation in the Portuguese public higher education system

Higher Education, 56(2), 185–203 DOI
Sá, C , Florax, R J G M , & Rietveld, P (2004)

Determinants of the regional demand for higher education in the Netherlands: A gravity model approach

Regional Studies, 38(4), 375–392 DOI

Projects

Funding: Conselho Geral da Universidade do Minho

Duration: 2019-11-04 - 2020-11-30

It's All About Productivity: contributions to the understanding of the sluggish performance of the Portuguese economy

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2018-10-01 - 2022-09-30

S4F - Skills for the future? The value and effectiveness of Competency-based Higher Education

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2018-09-01 - 2021-08-31

Funding: Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo

Duration: 2016-10-14 - 2019-10-14

Funding: A3ES - Agência de Acreditação e Avaliação do Ensino Superior

Duration: 2015-12-01 - 2017-10-31

Economic and non-economic returns of higher education

Funding: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Duration: 2015-09-01 - 2017-08-31

Mobility patterns of higher education students

Funding: A3ES - Agência de Acreditação e Avaliação do Ensino Superior

Duration: 2014-11-25 - 2016-11-20

Funding: Programa Operacional de Apoio Técnico do Fundo Social Europeu

Duration: 2013-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Financial Literacy

Funding: European Investment Bank

Duration: 2013-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Education/training and the labor market: education returns

Funding: Programa Operacional de Apoio Técnico do Fundo Social Europeu

Duration: 2012-12-31 - 2014-07-31

Economics and Education in Portugal: why and for whom?

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2012-02-01 - 2015-01-31

1986-2010: The Portuguese Economy in the European Union

Funding: Universidade do Minho

Duration: 2010-04-01 - 2014-05-07

Teaching

Cálculo para a Economia e Gestão Licenciatura
Econometria I Licenciatura
Projeto em Economia Aplicada Licenciatura

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