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Francisco Veiga
Ph.D in Economics (University of South Carolina)
Department of Economics
  Full Professor
   253 604511 , 253 604 534
Francisco Veiga is Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Economics and Management at UMinho, and president of the European Public Choice Society. Holding an undergraduate degree in Economic and Political International Relations from UMinho, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina, he teaches and researches in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Monetary Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Growth.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy, has several articles published in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics and the European Economic Review, and coordinated several research projects.
He was an elected member of the General Council of UMinho, director of the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), of the Department of Economics, and the Ph.D., Master and undergraduate programs in Economics.
Among the consultancy tasks performed are studies for the European Court of Auditors, the Portuguese Directorate General of Local Authorities (DGAL), Secretary of State of Culture and for the firm Parque Escolar, E.P.E.
International Monetary Economics
Economic Growth
Political Economy
Selected publications
Boukari, M., & Veiga, F. J. (2018). Disentangling political and institutional determinants of budget forecast errors: A comparative approach. Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(4), 1030–1045. DOI
Morozumi, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2016). Public spending and growth: The role of government accountability. European Economic Review, 89, 148–171. DOI
Neto, D. G., & Veiga, F. J. (2013). Financial globalization, convergence and growth: The role of foreign direct investment. Journal of International Money and Finance, 37, 161–186. DOI
Aisen, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2008). The political economy of seigniorage. Journal of Development of Economics, 87(1), 29–50. DOI
Aisen, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2006). Does political instability lead to higher inflation? A panel data analysis. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 38(5), 1379–1389. DOI