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Miguel Portela
Ph.D in Economics (University of Amsterdam)
Department of Economics
  Associate Professor with Habilitation
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Miguel Portela holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Universidade do Minho and the Vice Director of the Doctoral Program in Economics. He is also an affiliate of NIPE / U Minho, CIPES and IZA, Bonn. He has an ongoing collaboration with Banco de Portugal. He is a member of the Portuguese Council for Productivity. His research interests are labour economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. He published a set of articles, books and book chapters, with emphasis on publications in Econometrica, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Regional Studies and Studies in Higher Education. He has research collaborations in different countries, leads and integrates research teams whose work has been funded by private and public entities. One highlights his recent FCT project “It’s All About Productivity: contributions to the understanding of the sluggish performance of the Portuguese economy ”. He has also written reports to define public policies on the Minimum Wage, Education and Employment in the Portuguese labour market. He has experience in consulting, both for private and public institutions.
Selected publications
Alexandre, F., Costa, H., Portela, M., & Rodrigues, M. (2021). Asymmetric regional dynamics in the Portuguese economy: debt, openness and local revenues. Regional Studies, 55(2), 322–332. DOI
Alexandre, F., Bação, P., & Portela, M. (2020). Is the basic life-cycle theory of consumption becoming more relevant? Evidence from Portugal. Review of Economics of the Household, 18(1), 93–116. DOI
Alexandre, F., Bação, P., Cerejeira, J., & Portela, M. (2017). Exchange Rates, Employment and Labour Market Rigidity. World Economy, 40(5), 993–1011. DOI
Buhai, I. S., Portela, M. A., Teulings, C. N., Teulings, C. N., & van Vuuren, A. (2014). Returns to tenure or seniority? Econometrica, 82(2), 705–730. DOI
Cardoso, A. R., & Portela, M. A. (2009). Micro foundations for wage flexibility: Wage insurance at the firm level. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 111(1), 29–50. DOI
Data Analysis and Transferable Skills
Applied Econometrics
Advanced Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Thesis Project
Analytical Information Systems
Topics in Advanced in Labour Economics