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Miguel Portela

Ph.D in Economics University of Amsterdam

About

Miguel Portela holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Universidade do Minho and the Vice Director of the Doctoral Program in Economics. He is also an affiliate of NIPE / U Minho, CIPES and IZA, Bonn. He has an ongoing collaboration with Banco de Portugal. He is a member of the Portuguese Council for Productivity. His research interests are labour economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. He published a set of articles, books and book chapters, with emphasis on publications in Econometrica, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Regional Studies and Studies in Higher Education. He has research collaborations in different countries, leads and integrates research teams whose work has been funded by private and public entities. One highlights his recent FCT project “It’s All About Productivity: contributions to the understanding of the sluggish performance of the Portuguese economy ”. He has also written reports to define public policies on the Minimum Wage, Education and Employment in the Portuguese labour market. He has experience in consulting, both for private and public institutions.

 

 

Publications

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 , Cerejeira, J , & Portela, M (2017)

Exchange Rates, Employment and Labour Market Rigidity

World Economy, 40(5), 993–1011 DOI
Buhai, I S , Portela, M A , Teulings, C N , Teulings, C N , & van Vuuren, A (2014)

Returns to tenure or seniority?

Econometrica, 82(2), 705–730 DOI
Cardoso, A R , & Portela, M A (2009)

Micro foundations for wage flexibility: Wage insurance at the firm level

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 111(1), 29–50 DOI

Projects

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Portuguese Economy

Funding: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Duration: 2020-12-21 - 2022-01-28

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

S4F - Skills for the future? The value and effectiveness of Competency-based Higher Education

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2018-09-01 - 2021-08-31

Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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

Funding: Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo

Duration: 2016-10-14 - 2019-10-14

Economic and non-economic returns of higher education

Funding: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

Duration: 2015-09-01 - 2017-08-31

Financial Literacy

Funding: European Investment Bank

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

Education/training and the labor market: education returns

Funding: Programa Operacional de Apoio Técnico do Fundo Social Europeu

Duration: 2012-12-31 - 2014-07-31

Economics and Education in Portugal: why and for whom?

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2012-02-01 - 2015-01-31

Political Business Cycles and Economic Voting

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

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

Private versus public ownership: implications for the labour market

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2010-04-01 - 2012-09-30

1986-2010: The Portuguese Economy in the European Union

Funding: Universidade do Minho

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

Teaching

Análise de Dados e Competências Transversais Mestrado
Econometria Aplicada Mestrado
Econometria Avançada I .. Doutoramento
Econometria II Licenciatura
Projeto de Tese Doutoramento
Sistemas de Informação Analíticos Mestrado
Tópicos Avançados de Economia do Trabalho Doutoramento

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