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Linda Gonçalves Veiga

Ph.D in Economics University of South Carolina


Linda Gonçalves Veiga is Professor of Economics at the University of Minho. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA), she teaches and does research in the areas of Public Economics and Political Economy. She published widely and coordinated several research projects funded by external entities. She has been a member of the Board of the European Public Choice Society.
Currently, Linda Veiga is director of the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE). She has been pro-rector of the UMinho, vice-president of EEG/UMinho, and director of the Department of Economics, and the Ph.D. and Master programs in Economics.
She also has consultancy experience, namely for the United Nations, the OECD, the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission, the Portuguese Court of Auditors and the Directorate General of Local Governments.



Areas of interest

Political Economy
Public Choice
Public Economics and Public Finance
Fiscal federalism and decentralization


Costa, H , & Veiga, L (2021)

Local labor impact of wind energy investment: An analysis of Portuguese municipalities

Energy Economics, 94, 105055 DOI
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
Veiga, F J , & Veiga, L G (2018)

Term limits and voter turnout

Electoral Studies, 53, 20–28 DOI
Veiga, F J , Veiga, L G , & Morozumi, A (2017)

Political budget cycles and media freedom

Electoral Studies, 45, 88–99 DOI
Costa, H , Veiga, L G , & Portela, M (2015)

Interactions in Local Governments' Spending Decisions: Evidence from Portugal

Regional Studies, 49(9), 1441–1456 DOI


CLICTOUR - Climate change resilient tourism in protected areas of Northern Portugal

Funding: Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte | CCDR-N

Duration: 2021-05-01 - 2023-04-30

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

Poilitical Competition and Economic Performance

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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


Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Transformação Digital Mestrado
Economia e Finanças Públicas Licenciatura