I own a PhD degree in Economics from the School of Economics and Management, University of Porto (2010).
I started my professional career as an economic analyst at the Research Department of the Portuguese Business Association (AEP, from 1998 to 2007), assisting the CEO and the Board regarding the assessment of the business cycle, the analysis of the monetary and fiscal policy as well as of the structural change of the Portuguese and Euro Area economy.
Presently, I am a senior adviser at PlanAPP – Competence Centre for Planning, Policy and Foresight in Public Administration and an Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Management, University of Porto, teaching such courses as Macroeconomics (undergraduate level and PhD – Doctoral Programme in Economics) and Economic Growth (undergraduate and Master in Economics). I am also a researcher and deputy director at CEF.UP, Center for Economics and Finance at University of Porto. I was a member of the board of CEF.UP acting as Research Director of the research group MACGROW (Macroeconomy and Growth) between 2013 and 2020.
As an academic consultant, I have been involved in the production of technical reports for, e.g., the Porto City Council, the Porto Metropolitan Board (Junta Metropolitana do Porto), the Ministry of Finance of Portugal, the Cohesion and Development Agency, and the European Commission.
R&D-based endogenous economic growth; innovation, automation, and labour market outcomes; firm dynamics and industrial structure; monetary policy and economic growth.
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