Welcome to cef.up
cef.up is a research center in Economics and Finance funded mainly by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). It was created in 2009 following the merger of CEMPRE and CETE, two research centers hosted by FEP and established in 1993 and 1991, respectively.
As its predecessors, cef.up is hosted since its creation by Faculdade de Economia - Universidade do Porto, and since October 2011, also by the Porto Business School.
cef.up conducts theoretical and applied research in Economics and Finance. It aims at producing high quality scientific research and contributing to the dissemination of economic knowledge and informing the public policy debate.
cef.up organizes three seminar series, publishes a working papers series, manages a data center and organizes scientific events. Jointly with NIPE, the Center develops and maintains a ranking of academic research performance website. The center regularly hosts visitors who cooperate with our researchers on individual projects, participate in the seminars series and teach at the PhD program in Economics.