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Francisco Veiga

Ph.D in Economics University of South Carolina

About

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

Macroeconomics
International Monetary Economics
Economic Growth
Political Economy

Publications

Bohn, F , & Veiga, F J (2021)

Political forecast cycles

European Journal of Political Economy, 66, 101934 DOI
Boukari, M , & Veiga, F J (2020)

Fiscal Forecast Manipulations and Electoral Results: Evidence from Portuguese Municipalities

(No 7) Universidade do Minho, NIPE DOI
Sochirca, E , & Veiga, F J (2021)

Key determinants of elite rivalry: theoretical insights and empirical evidence

Applied Economics, 53(2), 277–291 DOI
Bohn, F , & Veiga, F J (2019)

Elections, recession expectations and excessive debt: an unholy trinity

Public Choice, 180(3-4), 429–449 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

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

Poilitical Competition and Economic Performance

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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

Teaching

Economia Monetária Internacional Licenciatura
Políticas Macroeconómicas Mestrado

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