Publications

2020
Pensions and Ageing: the Myths, book chapter in A crise e o direito à segurança social : diagnóstico e perspetivas, orgs. Nazaré da Costa Cabral, José Castro Caldas. Almedina. 2020.

2019

Are zombie firms curbing the growth of viable firms?, book chapter in Portuguese Economic Growth: a View on Structural Features, Blockages and Reformas, October 2019, joint with Christian Osterhold, edited by João Amador. Banco de Portugal.

Labour productivity in Portugal over the past decade: a firm-level approach, Economic Bulletin, Banco de Portugal, May 2019, joint with Ana Catarina Pimenta e Manuel Coutinho Pereira.

Productivity, zombie firms and exit barriers, International Productivity Monitor, Number 38, Spring 2020, jointly with Christian Osterhold.

Politics of Aging and Interest Groups. In: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, with Amílcar Moreira (ICS).

2018

Fear the walking dead: zombie firms, spillovers and exit barriers, OECD Productivity Working Paper 13 & Banco de Portugal Working Paper 11/2018, May and June 2018, with Christian Osterhold [infographics]

[Presented at the ECB Surveillance Workshop, Germany, 29 Aug. 2018; GEE/GPEARI seminar on the Portuguese Economy, 19 Apr. 2018; Economics and Policy workshop – Nova SBE/ISEG, Lisboa, 13 Apr. 2018; Exchange – Banco de Portugal, Lisboa, 12 Apr. 2018; NIPE Seminar – Universidade do Minho, 28 Feb. 2018; GPEARI seminar on the Portuguese Economy – Ministry of Finance, 25 Jan. 2018)]

Chapter 7. Completing the Economic and Monetary Union: What Economic and Fiscal Governance?, book chapter in Challenges and Opportunities for Eurozone Governance, José Caetano and Miguel Rocha de Sousa (editors), Nova Science Publishers,  ISBN: 978-1-53613-474-2, May 2018

[Presented at the European Central Bank DG-E internal seminar, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 29 Nov. 2018; the Inaugural event of the DCU Brexit Institute “Which Brexit After the UK Elections”, Dublin City University, 14 September 2017; ADEMU Conference “How Much Fiscal Union for the EMU”, Banco de España, Madrid, 18-19 May 2017]

The Portuguese economy: Short essays on structural changes, GPEARI Publication, January 2018, with Ana Filipa Fernandes, Christian Osterhold, Daniela Cruz, Eva Pereira, Frederico Silva Leal, José Azevedo Pereira, Miguel Coelho, Mónica Simões, Rui Rodrigues and Tiago Martins.

[Presented at a dedicated GPEARI event on 25 Jan. 2018]

2017

Is deregulation of product and labour markets promoting employment and productivity? A difference-in-differences approach, ADEMU working paper 73, October 2017, with Hugo Correia.

[Presented at the 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]

Structural reforms and long-term growth – a model based analysis, GPEARI Article 05/2017, September 2017, with Ana Filipa Fernandes.

[Presented at the 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]

Political support for reforms of the pension system – two experiments, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Vol. 16, Issue 3, July 2017. [slides]

[Presented at the SPARC seminar – Social and political attitudes: resilience and change, Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa, 11 July 2018, the Portuguese Economy Seminar Series of the Portuguese Ministry for the Economy (September 2015), the ISEG/ISCSP/ICS conference The welfare state in the age of austerity (May 2014) and the Nova SBE Informal Research Workshop (October 2013)]

The impact of structural reforms on productivity: the role of the distance to the technological frontier, OECD Productivity Working Papers, 2017-08, OECD Publishing, Paris,  May 2017, with Sílvia Santos and Inês Gonçalves.

[Presented at the OECD Global Forum on Productivity workshop held in the UK on 14 Oct. 2016 and at the GPEARI/GEE Seminar on structural reforms held on 9 Nov. 2016 at the Portuguese Ministry for the Economy]

Product markets’ deregulation: a more productive, more efficient and more resilient economy?OECD Productivity Working Papers, No. 9, OECD Publishing, Paris, with Gustavo Monteiro and Sílvia Santos.

[Presented at the 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 and at the OECD Global Forum on Productivity workshop held in the UK on 14 Oct. 2016]

 The political economy of pension systems: a cross country analysis, Notas Económicas 45, Universidade de Coimbra, December 2017.

[Presented at the Public Economics Seminar at Toulouse School of Economics (May 2013), the Informal Research Workshop at Nova School of Business and Economics (Feb. 2013, June 2010), the Seminar of the Centre of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP), University of Liège (Jan. 2013), the III Summer School in Public Economics: Fiscal Federalism, Barcelona Institute of Economics (July 2010), the Association of Public Economic Theorists annual conference PET10, Turkey (June 2010), the Journés Louis André Gerard Varet, Institut D’Economie Publique, France (June 2010)]

2016

The empirics of agglomeration economies: the link with productivity,  Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa 09/2016, with Sílvia Santos and Marli Fernandes

The impact of structural reforms of the judicial system: a survey, Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa, GPEARI Article 06/2016, with Corinna Herber and Sílvia Santos

Allocation of Resources between the Tradable and Non-Tradable Sectors: Developing a new Identification Strategy for the Tradable Sector, GEE papers 60, with Filipa Canas

What Determines Firm-level Export Capacity? Evidence from Portuguese Firms, GEE papers 57, with Ana Luísa Correia

2015

The Adjustment of Portuguese Imports: Cyclical or Structural?, Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa GEE/GPEARI, with João Cruz

The Capital Markets Union – a critical assessment, Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa GEE/GPEARI, with Tomás Virtuoso and Ana Martins

Institutional capacity in Portugal, Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa GEE/GPEARI, with Fábio Batista [only available in Portuguese]

The Investment Plan for Europe: opportunities and limitations, Boletim Mensal de Economia Portuguesa GEE/GPEARI, with Ana Martins [only available in Portuguese];

2014 and before

Financial stability analysis – Insights from the consolidated banking data for the EU, ECB Occasional Paper 140, with Stefano Borgioli and Claudio Labanca

Initiatives to address data gaps revealed by the financial crisis: ECB statistics on insurance corporations and pension funds, IFC Bulletin No. 34, Bank for International Settlements, with Rafael Quevedo

New Effective Exchange Rate Index for the Portuguese Economy, Economic Bulletin, Banco de Portugal, with Carlos Coimbra