cef.up governing bodies are:
(i) Board of Directors, which is a body of six members – the Director, two Deputy Directors and three Research Directors.
(ii) General Assembly, which is composed of all associate and affiliate researchers; it is the Center sovereign body.
(iii) External Advisory Board, which is an advisory body that is charged with the mission of assessing the center annual activity plan and report, as well as indicating directions for the center future development.


As of October 9, 2020, the Board of Directors is composed of the following members: Manuel M. F. Martins (Director), Paula Sarmento and Pedro Mazeda Gil (Deputy Directors).

The External Advisory Board has the following members: Francis Kramarz, CREST – Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (France), Lawrence Kryzanowski, Senior Concordia University Research Chair in Finance, Concordia University (Canada), Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California (United States of America).