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Fernando Alexandre

Ph.D in Economics Birkbeck College, University of London


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

Monetary and Financial Economics
Portuguese Economy
Social Security.


Alexandre, F , Bação, P , Cerejeira, J , & Portela, M (2017)

Exchange Rates, Employment and Labour Market Rigidity

World Economy, 40(5), 993–1011 DOI
Alexandre, F , Aguiar-Conraria, L , & Bação, P (2016)

Crise e Castigo - Os desequilíbrios e o resgate da economia portuguesa

Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , Lains, P , Martins, M M F , Portela, M , & Simões, M (2014)

A Economia Portuguesa na União Europeia: 1986 – 2010

Coimbra: Actual Editora DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , & Driffill, J (2011)

Bubbles in exchange rates and monetary policy

Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 58(1), 29–50 DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , Cerejeira, J , & Portela, M (2011)

Employment and Exchange Rates: The Role of Openness and Technology

Open Economies Review, 22(5), 969–984 DOI


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

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


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