cef.up is an independent research center located in the Faculdade de Economia at the University of Porto. Its mission is to carry out theoretical and empirical research in the fields of Economics and Finance.
cef.up was established in 2009 when its two predecessors – CETE established in 1991, and CEMPRE established in 1993 – merged.
cef.up’s goals are:
(i) to create at the University of Porto an attractive and supportive research environment for faculty, students and visitors doing research in the center’s core fields;
(ii) to inform the public policy debate helping grounding it in the evidence produced by careful and independent research;
(iii) to disseminate the results of the research to a wider audience in the private and public sectors.
Research at cef.up is organized under the auspices of Research Groups led by Research Directors that are responsible for defining and implementing the research agenda of the Groups.
cef.up sponsors the PhD program in Economics, organizes research seminars, publishes one working paper series, manages a data center, sponsors a visitors’ program, and organizes scientific meetings. cef.up implemented (jointly with NIPE at the University of Minho) one ranking of academic research carried out by Portuguese researchers or researchers based in Portugal.
cef.up is funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). *
2019: Cef.Up has been financed by Portuguese Public Funds through FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) –in the framework of the project UID/ECO/04105/2019.
2015-2018: This research has been financed by the European Regional Development Fund through COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI) and by Portuguese public funds through FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) in the framework of the project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006890.