Public interventions

In the press | As invited speaker | Moderator | Research presentations | On EU Economic Governance

In the press

On structural issues (the future of work Público 13 May 2019; pensions Público 12 Nov. 2018; On the European Union (Público 25 July 2018; Público 24 Aug. 2017; Público 9 June 2017; Observador 25 Jan. 2017)

As invited speaker

Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2019 conference “Sustainable growth for all: choices for the future of Social Europe”, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 27 Sep. 2019

The future of work in the era of industry 4.0, 19th Encontro Caminhos da Complexidade, Convento da Arrábida, Instituto de Ciências da Complexidade, Fundação Oriente e Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1-3 July 2019

The euro @20: the European semester and Eurozone governance, Católica Lisbon, Session: The Various Dimensions of the European Semester: relevant issues from a national perspective, 13-14 May 2019 

Assessing structural reforms – the case of Portugal, International Labour Organization internal seminar, Geneve, Switzerland, 3 May 2019

Euro area economic governance, Panel 1 of the conference “The future of the euro: challenges and opportunities”, GEE/Évora University, Lisbon, Portugal, 10 Apr. 2019 

Taxation and inequality, PS Portas abertas à cidadania, Lisbon, 21 Feb. 2019

What’s next for the euro?, 4th edition of Economia Viva, Nova Economics Club, Nova SBE, Carcavelos campus, Portugal, 13 Feb. 2019

Structural reforms for increased well-being – the national and EU dimensions, European Central Bank – DG-E internal seminar, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 29 Nov. 2018;

8th Annual NBP Conference on the Future of the European Economy, National Bank of Poland, Warsaw, 26 Oct. 2018 [slides and video recording available here];

Economic Resilience in EMU – Building an agenda for policy action, European Commission, Brussels, 23 Oct. 2018;

The right to Social Security after the crisis, Instituto de Direito Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, 15 Oct. 2018 [video recording and agenda];

What pensions can we hope for?, Institute of Public Policy & APFIPP, ISEG, Lisbon, 28 Sep. 2018;

Structural reforms in Europe: policy lessons from the crisis, Bruegel, Brussels, 18 Sep. 2018;

A pension system for the future, Institute of Public Policy & Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 29 June 2018;

1st Joint IMF-OECD-World Bank Conference on Structural Reforms: Product Market Competition, Regulation and Inclusive Growth, discussant in Session I, OECD, Paris, 11 June 2018;

Joint BIS-IMF-OECD seminar on “Weak productivity: the role of financial factors and policies”, discussant in Session III, OECD, Paris, 10 and 11 Jan. 2018

Inaugural event of the DCU Brexit Institute “Which Brexit After the UK Elections“, Dublin City University, 14 September 2017 (summary);

ADEMU Conference “How Much Fiscal Union for the EMU“, Banco de España, Madrid, 18-19 May 2017;

OECD Seminar – Revisiting The Political Economy of Reform Following The Global Crisis, OECD, Paris, 28 October 2016;

Conference on Political Economy of Structural Reforms – Labour and Market Reform – DG-GROW European Commission, Brussels, 20 Sep. 2016;

Panel member of the round table on Investment in Infrastructures in Portugal – Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Nova SBE, 10 Mar. 2016;

As moderator / chair

What taxes should the Portuguese pay?, Debate Economia Viva 2018, Nova SU & NEC, 22 February 2018;

Political economy of reforms, Second Lisbon Conference on Structural Reforms: Taking structural reforms forward – Why and How,  Portuguese Ministry of Finance / Nova School of Business and Economics , 6 July 2017;

The future of european integration, Debate Economia Viva 2017, Nova SU & NEC, 15 February 2017;

How do we realise upgrading potential and knowledge spillovers from
Multinationals?, Second annual conference of the Global Forum on Productivity, Budapest, 26 and 27 June 2017;

2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth, session on Public sector productivity, OECD and Portuguese Ministry of Finance, Lisbon, Portugal, 7 and 8 July 2016;

Seminar on the Quantification of the impact of structural reforms – applied research, Ministry of Finance, GPEARI, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 June 2016;

Debate on the future of the European Union, Plataforma Política Viva, Nova SBE, Lisbon, Portugal, 19 May 2016;

Welfare systems in the context of the EU: a Reform of the Pension System as part of the conference The welfare state in the age of austerity, ISEG/ISCSP/ICS, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 May 2014;

Presentation of research papers

5th Belgian-Japanese Public Finance Workshop, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, 9 March 2019; ECB Surveillance Workshop, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 29 August 2018; SPARC seminar – Social and political attitudes: resilience and change, Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa, 11 July 2018; Economics and Policy workshop – Nova SBE/ISEG, Lisboa, 13 April 2018; Exchange – Banco de Portugal, Lisboa, 12 April 2018; NIPE Seminar – Universidade do Minho, 28 February 2018; Second Lisbon Conference on Structural Reforms: Taking structural reforms forward – Why and How,  Portuguese Ministry of Finance / Nova School of Business and Economics, 6 July 2017; Portuguese Economy seminars – Research and Strategy Office – Ministry for the Economy, Lisbon, Portugal, 24 Sep. 2015; Conference “The welfare state in the age of austerity”, ISEG/ISCSP/ICS, Lisbon, Portugal, 9-10 May 2014; Informal Research Workshop, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, 4 Oct. 2013; Internal seminar, Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France, 21 May 2013; Informal Research Workshop, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, 8 Feb. 2013; Centre of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP), University of Liège, Belgium, 23 Jan. 2013; Centre of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP), University of Liège, Belgium, 25 Sep. 2012; QED Jamboree 2012, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-5 May 2012; The Fifth Irving Fischer Committee Conference on “Initiatives to address data gaps revealed by the financial crisis”, Basel, Switzerland, 25‐26 August 2010; III Summer School in Public Economics: Fiscal Federalism, Barcelona Institute of Economics, Barcelona, Spain, 5‐9 July 2010; Association of Public Economic Theorists annual conference PET10, Istanbul, Turkey, 25‐27 June 2010; Journées Louis‐André Gérard‐Varet, Institut D’Économie Publique, Marseille, France, 21‐22 June 2010; Informal Research Workshop, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, 15 June 2010.

on eu economic governance

In Chapter 7 of this book, I provide an overview of the current setup and of the way forward, weighing risk reduction and risk sharing. The chapter also discusses the political scope to introduce reforms in the EU.

Public discussions where I’ve participated as speaker:

  • The euro @20: the European semester and Eurozone Governance, Católica Lisbon, Session: The Various Dimensions of the European Semester: relevant issues from a national perspective, 13-14 May 2019
  • Euro area economic governance, Panel 1 of the conference “The future of the euro: challenges and opportunities”, GEE/Évora University, Lisbon, Portugal, 10 Apr. 2019
  • Taxation and inequality, PS Portas abertas à cidadania, Lisbon, 21 Feb. 2019
  • What’s next for the euro?, 4th edition of Economia Viva, Nova Economics Club, Nova SBE, Carcavelos campus, Portugal, 13 Feb. 2019
  • Structural reforms in Europe: policy lessons from the crisis, Bruegel, Brussels, 18 Sep. 2018;
  • Inaugural event of the DCU Brexit Institute “Which Brexit After the UK Elections“, Dublin City University, 14 September 2017 (summary);
  • ADEMU Conference “How Much Fiscal Union for the EMU“, Banco de España, Madrid, 18-19 May 2017;
  • The future of European integration, Debate Economia Viva 2017, Nova SU & NEC, 15 February 2017

Articles I’ve published in the press (on the EU): Público 25 July 2018Público 24 Aug. 2017Público 9 June 2017Observador 25 Jan. 2017