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Carla Sá
Ph.D in Economics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/ Tinbergen Institute)
Department of Economics
  Assistant Professor
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Carla Sá is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Minho, and researcher at NIPE (Economic Policies Research Unit) and CIPES (Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies). She holds a PhD in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute/Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her general research interests are in the intersection of economics of education and spatial economics, with particular emphasis on student decision-making process. Her research has been published in Regional Studies, Spatial Economics Analysis, CESifo Economic Studies, Higher Education, Studies in Higher Educationa and European Journal of Education. She has been involved in research projects funded by the FCT (National Science Foundation), A3ES (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and FFMS (Francisco Manuel dos Santos Fundation). She has served as consultant for the Portuguese Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity and the ILO (Int. Labour Organization).
Economics of Education
Labour Economics
Applied Econometrics
Selected publications
Ngoy, E., Sá, C., & Veiga, P. Exploring socioeconomic-related inequality in children’s cognitive achievement in Peru. Journal of Economic Inequality. DOI
Lourenço, D., Sá, C., Tavares, O., & Cardoso, S. (2020). Enrolling in Higher Education: the impact of regional mobility and public-private substitution effects. Journal of Economic Issues, 54(1), 183–197. DOI
Sá, C., Florax, R. J. G. M., & Rietveld, P. (2012). Living Arrangement and University Choice of Dutch Prospective Students. Regional Studies, 46(5), 651–667. DOI
Portela, M. A., Areal, N. M. P. C., Sá, C., Alexandre, F., Cerejeira, J., Carvalho, A., & Rodrigues, A. (2008). Evaluating student allocation in the Portuguese public higher education system. Higher Education, 56(2), 185–203. DOI
Sá, C., Florax, R. J. G. M., & Rietveld, P. (2004). Determinants of the regional demand for higher education in the Netherlands: A gravity model approach. Regional Studies, 38(4), 375–392. DOI
Calculus for Economics and Management
Project in Applied Economics