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Miguel Portela

Ph.D in Economics University of Amsterdam


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.




Alexandre, F , Costa, H , Faria, A P , & Portela, M

Enhancing University–Industry collaboration: the role of intermediary organizations

Journal of Technology Transfer DOI
Alexandre, F , Bação, P , Cerejeira, J , Costa, H , & Portela, M (2020)

Minimum wage and financially distressed firms: another one bites the dust

(No 4) Universidade do Minho, NIPE DOI
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
Teixeira, P , Sá, C , Cerejeira, J , Figueiredo, H , & Portela, M (2021)

Mass Higher Education and its Civic Impacts in Portugal and Spain

Journal of Education Finance, 46(4), 496–518 DOI
Esteves, P S , Portela, M , & Rua, A (2018) Does domestic demand matter for firms' exports? DOI


Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Portuguese Economy

Funding: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

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

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

S4F - Competências de Futuro? O Valor e a eficácia de um Ensino Superior Baseado em Competências

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2018-09-01 - 2022-08-31

Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

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

Funding: Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo

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

Retornos económicos e não económicos do ensino superior

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


Análise de Dados e Competências Transversais Mestrado
Econometria Avançada Doutoramento
Econometria Avançada II Doutoramento
Econometria II Licenciatura
Extensão de Modelos de Dados em Painel Doutoramento
Projeto de Tese Doutoramento
Sistemas de Informação Analíticos Mestrado
Tópicos Avançados de Economia do Trabalho Doutoramento