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Francisco Veiga

Ph.D in Economics University of South Carolina


Francisco Veiga is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Management at UMinho. Holding an undergraduate degree in Economic and Political International Relations from UMinho, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, he teaches and researches in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Monetary Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Growth.
He was president of the European Public Choice Society from April 2017 to April 2019, is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy, has several articles published in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics and the European Economic Review, and coordinated several research projects.
He was Dean of the School of Economics and Management, an elected member of the General Council of UMinho, director of the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), of the Department of Economics, and the Ph.D., Master and undergraduate programs in Economics.
Among the consultancy tasks performed are studies for the European Court of Auditors, the Portuguese Directorate General of Local Authorities (DGAL), Secretary of State of Culture, for the firm Parque Escolar, E.P.E., and Associação Missão Crescimento.



Areas of interest

International Monetary Economics
Economic Growth
Political Economy


Veiga, L G , & Veiga, F J (2019)

The Effects of Electoral Incentives on Fiscal Policy: Evidence from a Legislative Change at the Local Government Level

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 35(2), 394–421 DOI
Morozumi, A , & Veiga, F J (2016)

Public spending and growth: The role of government accountability

European Economic Review, 89, 148–171 DOI
Neto, D G , & Veiga, F J (2013)

Financial globalization, convergence and growth: The role of foreign direct investment

Journal of International Money and Finance, 37, 161–186 DOI
Aisen, A , & Veiga, F J (2008)

The political economy of seigniorage

Journal of Development of Economics, 87(1), 29–50 DOI
Aisen, A , & Veiga, F J (2006)

Does political instability lead to higher inflation? A panel data analysis

Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 38(5), 1379–1389 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

SmartEGOV: Harnessing EGOV for Smart Governance (Foundations, Methods, Tools)

Funding: Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional Regional do Norte 2020

Duration: 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31

Term limits to mayors and local finance management

Funding: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Duration: 2015-09-01 - 2017-02-28

Financial Literacy

Funding: European Investment Bank

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

Political Business Cycles and Economic Voting

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2012-01-01 - 2015-03-31

Financial Globalization and Economic Growth

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2011-01-01 - 2013-03-31

1986-2010: The Portuguese Economy in the European Union

Funding: Universidade do Minho

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

Political Competition and Economic Performance

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2008-01-01 - 2010-12-31


Economia da Empresa Multinacional Licenciatura
Economia Monetária Internacional Licenciatura
Metodologia e Proposta de Investigação em Economia Mestrado
Tópicos de Economia da Empresa Internacional Mestrado
Tópicos de Economia Global Mestrado