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Priscila Ferreira

Ph.D in Economics University of Essex


Priscila Ferreira is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Minho, Portugal. She is a labour economist and her current research focusses on the effects of economic crises and of firm-entry deregulation on labour market outcomes. She is member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Population Economics; member of the Working Group on Labour Market Statistics (Superior Council of Statistics), deputy Director of the Department of Economics, and research affiliate at Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE). In 2018 she was awarded the Prize “Competition in Markets” by the Portuguese Ministry of Economics and Associação Mutualista Montepio; in 2019 she won the Prize for the best paper of the Department of Economics; she also received Honourable Mentions in the 2019 and 2020 António Dornelas Prizes awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, British Journal of Management, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization amongst others.



Areas of interest

Labour economics
Applied microeconomics
Applied microeconometrics


Fernandes, A P , & Ferreira, P (2021)

Executives’ gender pay gap and financing constraints

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 192, 381–404 DOI
Cooke, D , Fernandes, A P , & Ferreira, P (2019)

Product market competition and gender discrimination

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 157, 496–522 DOI
Ferreira, P , Fernandes, A P , & Winters, L A (2018)

The effect of competition on executive compensation and incentives: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment

Journal of Human Resources, 53(3), 783–824 DOI
Fernandes, A P , & Ferreira, P (2017)

Financing constraints and fixed-term employment: Evidence from the 2008-9 financial crisis

European Economic Review, 92, 215–238 DOI
Fernandes, A P , Ferreira, P , & Winters, L A (2014)

Firm entry deregulation, competition and returns to education and skill

European Economic Review, 70, 210–230 DOI


Study about the average salary in Portugal

Funding: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Duration: 2020-02-24 - 2020-08-24

The crisis within: Labour market (dis)functions and outcomes

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31

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


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