Linda Gonçalves Veiga is Professor of Economics at the University of Minho. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA), she teaches and does research in the areas of Public Economics and Political Economy. She published widely and coordinated several research projects funded by external entities. She has been a member of the Board of the European Public Choice Society.
Currently, Linda Veiga is director of the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE). She has been pro-rector of the UMinho, vice-president of EEG/UMinho, and director of the Department of Economics, and the Ph.D. and Master programs in Economics.
She also has consultancy experience, namely for the United Nations, the OECD, the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission, the Portuguese Court of Auditors and the Directorate General of Local Governments.
Public Economics and Public Finance
Fiscal federalism and decentralization
Veiga, L. G., & Veiga, F. J. (2019). The Effects of Electoral Incentives on Fiscal Policy: Evidence from a Legislative Change at the Local Government Level. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 35(2), 394–421. DOI
Veiga, F. J., & Veiga, L. G. (2018). Term limits and voter turnout. Electoral Studies, 53, 20–28. DOI
Veiga, F. J., Veiga, L. G., & Morozumi, A. (2017). Political budget cycles and media freedom. Electoral Studies, 45, 88–99. DOI
Costa, H., Veiga, L. G., & Portela, M. (2015). Interactions in Local Governments' Spending Decisions: Evidence from Portugal. Regional Studies, 49(9), 1441–1456. DOI
Veiga, L. R. F. G. (1998). Popularity Functions for the Portuguese Prime Minister, Government, Parliament and President. European Journal of Political Research, 33(3), 347–361. DOI
Public Economics and Finance
Political Economics and Public Choice
Advanced Macroeconomics I
Project and Transferable Skills