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Priscila Ferreira
Ph.D in Economics (University of Essex)
Department of Economics
  Associate Professor with Habilitation
   253 604 584 , 253 601 938
Priscila Ferreira is Associate Professor with Habilitation in Economics at the University of Minho, Portugal. She is a labour economist and her current research focusses on the effects of economic crises and of firm-entry deregulation on labour market outcomes.
She is member of the Working Group on Labour Market Statistics (Superior Council of Statistics), and research affiliate at Centre for Research in Economics and Management.
In 2018 she was awarded the Prize "Competition in Markets" by the Portuguese Ministry of Economics and Associação Mutualista Montepio; in 2019 she won the Prize for the best paper of the Department of Economics; she also received Honourable Mentions in the 2019 and 2020 António Dornelas Prizes awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security.
She has published in journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Industrial Organization, amongst others.
labour economics (wages; firm behaviour; gender inequalities)
applied microeconomics
applied microeconometrics (panel data; survival analysis)
linked employer-employee data
Selected publications
Fernandes, A. P., & Ferreira, P. (2021). Executives’ gender pay gap and financing constraints. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 192, 381–404. DOI
Cooke, D., Fernandes, A. P., & Ferreira, P. (2019). Product market competition and gender discrimination. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 157, 496–522. DOI
Ferreira, P., Fernandes, A. P., & Winters, L. A. (2018). The effect of competition on executive compensation and incentives: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment. Journal of Human Resources, 53(3), 783–824. DOI
Fernandes, A. P., & Ferreira, P. (2017). Financing constraints and fixed-term employment: Evidence from the 2008-9 financial crisis. European Economic Review, 92, 215–238. DOI
Fernandes, A. P., Ferreira, P., & Winters, L. A. (2014). Firm entry deregulation, competition and returns to education and skill. European Economic Review, 70, 210–230. DOI
Calculus for Economics and Management
Political Economics
Research Methodology and Proposal in Economics