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Sílvia Sousa
Ph.D in Economics (European University Institute)
Department of Economics
  Assistant Professor
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Sílvia Sousa is an assistant professor at the Economics Department, University of Minho and a researcher at NIPE, Economic Policies Research Unit. She holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute, Florence. Her research interests are in the intersection of Labour and Health Economics. She has participated in research projects financed by FCT and POAT/QREN and developed consulting work for national organizations. She was an advisor of the Minister of Labour and Social Solidarity and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the EU-FP/ project Multilinks. Until 2017, she was a member of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics (APES) direction and of the UMinhoExec executive team.
Labour Economics; Health Economics; Social Policies
Selected publications
Santos, M., Simões, M., & Sousa, S. (2024). Health human capital formation in the OECD: Exploring the role of welfare state composition. Economics and Politics, 36(1), 580–610. DOI
Cerejeira, J., Correia, I., & Sousa, S. (2021). A Semana Santa de Braga: Impacto Económico, Perfil do Visitante e Satisfação. In M. de Lemos Martins & R. da Silva (Eds.), Culturas e Turismo: Reflexões Sobre o Património, as Artes e a Comunicação Intercultural (pp. 125–135). UMINHO Editora. DOI
Valente, M., Sá, C., Soares, N., & Sousa, S. (2021). Exploring the consistency of ethical perceptions by business and economics higher education students: Looking from academia towards the corporate world. International Journal of Management Education, 19(2), 100499. DOI
Pinto, L. M. C., Sá, C., Soares, N., Sousa, S., & Valente, M. (2020). The case for academic hazing as a rational choice: An economic approach. Economic Analysis and Policy, 66, 51–62. DOI
Silva, P. A., Sousa, S., & Pereira, M. T. (2014). Maturação e convergência: a evolução da proteção social em Portugal. In F. Alexandre, P. Bação, P. Lains, M. M. F. Martins, M. Portela, & M. Simões (Eds.), A Economia Portuguesa na União Europeia - 1986-2010 (pp. 375–419). Actual Editora. DOI
Economics of Institutions and the Third Sector
Social Economics and Policy
Portuguese and European Economics
Research Methodology and Proposal in Economics
Project in Applied Economics