I currently hold a position as an Associate Professor at NovaSBE and am currently teaching Macroeconomics in the BSc’s in Economics and Business Administration.  I co-organize the monthly Lisbon Macro Workshop, joint with Luis Costa (ISEG) and Catarina Reis (UC Lisbon) and am associate editor of th Portuguese Economic Journal and Notas Económicas“, the peer-reviewed economics  journal from my alma mater, U Coimbra. I also created and maintain, together with João B. Duarte, the MacroNova group. I am currently also the Academic Director of the Master in Economics and Coordinator of the Area of Expertise in Sports Management of the Master in Management. I am also part of the Consulting Council of IGCP EPE, the Associação Portuguesa de Distribuição and of the Iniciativa Liberal political party (as independent).

I have been involved in executive education programs at Nova SBE, for both the General Management Program (CGG), Applied Management Program (PGA) and customized programs offered on-site. I also participate in a joint program with the Nova’s Faculty of Sciences and Technology (“Water Technology and Management” program, already in its 8th edition) and with the Portuguese Football Association (Summer School “Football is much more than 90m!“, Easter School “There Are no Great Tactics Without Great Talents“, executive program “Course for Football Managers” and, for the 2nd edition, the “Football Management Course for Executive Leaders“). The contents typically focus on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics for Managers. I have been involved in consulting projects at Economics for Policy and Nova Finance Center, knowledge centers at Nova SBE, in the topics of financial literacy, the economic impact of public infrastructure projects, banking and finance, the impacts of automation on the portuguese manufacturing sector (see final report here) and also for Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. I am also the lead researcher on a grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology under the research project “Structural Transformation, Inequality and the Macroeconomy”.

Previously I was a Researcher at the Center for Economics and Finance (CEF.UP) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, under a research grant for post-doctoral studies from the Foundation for Science and Technology, Jean Monet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – European University Institute, Lecturer at Stockholm University, visiting student at the University of Minnesota, University of Porto and research intern at the European  Central Bank. I also taught in the PhD in Economics program at the U Zurich, teach at the MSc/PhD in Economics program at the U Edinburgh and am currently Researcher at the University of Oslo as part of the research team on “Immigration: A Modern Macroeconomic Approach”, financed by the Norwegian Research Council.

I am also regularly solicited to comment on themes related to economic dynamics for Portugal and the World on different media outlets, either in television, radio or printed/online press. I am a columnist for Jornal de Negócios, and ocasional columnist for Record, a major sports periodical.

I am primarily interested in macroeconomics, business cycle fluctuations and economic policy. I also maintain an active interest in quantitative methods and applications, both in economics and biostatistics. In particular, I have published articles in scientific journals with peer-review in the below fields:

  • Applied Time Series Econometrics and Forecasting
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium modeling, estimation and simulation
  • Respiratory Medicine

You can access my IDEAS Author page here , my GoogleScholar page here  and my citation profile from CitEc here. I also have a youtube channel where I post my interventions in the media on different topics here.