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Fernando Alexandre

Ph.D in Economics Birkbeck College, University of London

About

Fernando Alexandre holds a PhD in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at University of Minho, where we was Pro- Rector, Head of the School of Business and Economics and Director of the Department of Economics. He was Secretary of State in the Portuguese Government in 2013-2015. Currently, he is also Vice-President of Conselho Económico e Social, an economics consultant at Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos and Member of the Advisory Board of the National Productivity Board. His research interests are macroeconomics, financial markets and the Portuguese economy. He authored or co-authored eight books, several book chapters and papers in journals such as Labour Economics, Journal of Technology Transfer, Regional Studies, The World Economy, Open Economies Review, Economics Letters, CESifo Economic Studies or Higher Education. He has acted as a consultant, both for private and public institutions, including the European Commission and the Portuguese Government.

 

 

Areas of interest

Macroeconomics
Monetary and Financial Economics
Portuguese Economy
Social Security.

Publications

Alexandre, F , Costa, H , Faria, A P , & Portela, M

Enhancing University–Industry collaboration: the role of intermediary organizations

Journal of Technology Transfer DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , Cerejeira, J , Costa, H , & Portela, M (2020)

Minimum wage and financially distressed firms: another one bites the dust

(No 4) Universidade do Minho, NIPE DOI
Alexandre, F , Costa, H , Portela, M , & Rodrigues, M (2021)

Asymmetric regional dynamics in the Portuguese economy: debt, openness and local revenues

Regional Studies, 55(2), 322–332 DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , & Portela, M (2020)

Is the basic life-cycle theory of consumption becoming more relevant? Evidence from Portugal

Review of Economics of the Household, 18(1), 93–116 DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , & Veiga, F J (2022)

The political economy of productivity growth

European Journal of Political Economy, 102185 DOI

Projects

É tudo sobre produtividade: contribuições para a compreensão da estagnação da economia portuguesa

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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

Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Duration: 2017-04-01 - 2017-06-30

Financial Literacy

Funding: European Investment Bank

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

1986-2010: The Portuguese Economy in the European Union

Funding: Universidade do Minho

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

Monetary policy and asset prices in regime-switching economies

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2010-01-01 - 2012-06-30

Teaching

Economia Portuguesa e Europeia Licenciatura
Macroeconomia I Licenciatura
Políticas Macroeconómicas Mestrado
Projeto em Economia Aplicada Licenciatura

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