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Pedro J. Camões
Ph.D in Political Science (Major Public Administration) (University of South Carolina)
Department of International Relations and Public Administration
  Assistant Professor
   253601921 , 253604510
Pedro J. Camões, with a PhD in Political Science (Major in Public Administration) in the University of South Carolina, is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science and member of the Research Center in Political Science (CICP) of the School of Economics and Management (Universidade do Minho). He teaches and does research in the areas of Decentralization, Local Government and Finance, Local Service Delivery and e-Public Procurement. He is also the leading researcher of the FCT-funded project TrivPlat (A monitoring, management and evaluation tool for electronic public procurement), 2018-2020 and has a large experience as teacher of Public Budget in High Level Management Training Programs for Portuguese Public Administration. Member of the team that publishes, since 2003, the Portuguese Municipal Finances Yearbook.
Fiscal Decentralization and Local government; Public Sector Behavior & Service Delivery
Selected publications
Camões, P. J., & Mendes, S. M. (2019). Do Citizens Trust the Civil Service Differently? Comparing the Determinants of Confidence in Political-Administrative Institutions. International Journal of Public Administration, 42(14), 1234–1244. DOI
de Paulo, F. L. L., & Camões, P. J. S. (2019). Ecological Fiscal Transfers for Biodiversity Conservation Policy: A Transaction Costs Analysis of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ecological Economics, 166. DOI
de Paulo, F. L. L., & Camões, P. J. S. (2019). The adoption of ecological fiscal transfers: An empirical analysis. Land Use Policy, 88, 104202. DOI
Tavares, A. F., & Camões, P. J. (2007). Local service delivery choices in Portugal: A political transaction costs framework. Local Government Studies, 33(4), 535–553. DOI
Ruhil, A., & Camões, P. J. (2003). What lies beneath: The political roots of state merit systems. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 13(1), 27–42. DOI
Data Analysis and Transferable Skills
Local Finance
Public Finance
Public Budgeting
Governance and Patnerships
Local Administration and Governance
Research Methodology for Public Administration and Public Policies
Quantitative Methods in Public Administration