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  • Associate Researcher

Sílvia Sousa

Ph.D in Economics European University Institute


Sílvia Sousa is an assistant professor at the Economics Department, University of Minho and a researcher at NIPE, Economic Policies Research Unit. She holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, Florence. Her research interests are in the intersection of Labour and Health Economics. She has participated in research projects financed by FCT and POAT/QREN and developed consulting work for national organizations. She was an advisor of the Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the EU-FP/ project Multilinks. Until 2017, she was a member of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics (APES) direction and of the UMinhoExec executive team.



Areas of interest

Labour Economics; Health Economics; Social Policies


Valente, M , Sá, C , Soares, N , & Sousa, S (2021)

Exploring the consistency of ethical perceptions by business and economics higher education students: Looking from academia towards the corporate world

International Journal of Management in Education, 19(2) DOI
Pinto, L M C , Sá, C , Soares, N , Sousa, S , & Valente, M (2020)

The case for academic hazing as a rational choice: An economic approach

Economic Analysis and Policy, 66, 51–62 DOI
Silva, P A , Sousa, S , & Pereira, M T (2014)

Maturação e convergência: a evolução da proteção social em Portugal

In F Alexandre, P Bação, P Lains, M M F Martins, M Portela, & M Simões (Eds ), A Economia Portuguesa na União Europeia - 1986-2010 (pp 375–419) Actual Editora DOI


Welfare Intervention by the State and Economic Resilience in Portugal

Funding: Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização

Duration: 2018-10-15 - 2021-10-14

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

1986-2010: The Portuguese Economy in the European Union

Funding: Universidade do Minho

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


Dissertação Mestrado
Economia do Trabalho Licenciatura
Economia e Política Social Mestrado
Economia Portuguesa e Europeia Licenciatura
Metodologia e Proposta de Investigação em Economia Mestrado
Política e Economia Social Licenciatura
Tópicos Avançados de Economia do Trabalho Doutoramento
Tópicos de Economia Mestrado