I devote my time as an economist to better understand the impact of public policy, also taking into account the political economy dimension. Click here to see the list of my recent publications or here for a overview of public interventions.
In February 2018, I joined the Structural Research and Public Finance Division of the Economics and Research Department of Banco de Portugal. My ongoing research projects focus on (i) productivity developments; and (ii) public finance and firms’ incentives. I am also an invited Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at Nova School of Business and Economics, teaching the graduate course on Public Finance since 2016.
From 2015 to early 2018, I was at the Portuguese Ministry of Finance, being responsible for the setting up of a new unit tasked with the ex-ante and ex-post assessment of structural reforms. I have also worked at the Portuguese Ministry for the Economy (2015), the European Central Bank (2008-2014) and Banco de Portugal (2004-2008).
Over the years, I participated in different international fora, mainly related to structural policies: the Steering Group of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity (as co-chair, 2016/2017), the OECD Working Party number 1 on macroeconomic and structural policies analysis (2016/2017/2019), the European Commission LIME Working group on structural policies and quantitative tools (2016/2017), the European Commission Economic Policy Committee (2014) and the European System of Central Banks Task Force on the implementation of euro area pension funds statistics (2008).
I hold a PhD in Economics from Nova SBE, with a dissertation on the political economy of pension system reform. I was a visiting PhD student at Toulouse School of Economics and University of Liège.