I have been involved in raising external funding, both in the context of research and consulting projects. You can find them below, listed by starting year (if still being executed) or by year of completion.

 

2022


Regional Impact Assessment of the European Structural and Investment Funds (EUROREGIÃO)
Description: Study on the regional impacts of the European Structural and Investment Funds at a NUTS II level.
Funding Organization:
YoungNetwork Group
Team: Pedro Brinca and João Duarte
Execution: July 2021 to March 2022
Media coverage:Jornal Económico (March 23th, April 22nd 2022), EuroRegião, Executive Digest, Correio do Ribatejo, Rede Regional, Human Resources, Jornal do Algarve, Eco.

Improvement of National Capacity to Evaluate Structural Reforms and Public Policies, and to Analyze and Forecast Investment – SRSS/SC2019/128
Description: Capacitation project with GPEARI and the Ministry of Finance as beneficiaries. The goal is to provide competences in the evaluation of public policies and legislative initiatives with budgetary consequence.
Funding Organization: DG Reform – EU Commission
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Ana Paula Ribeiro, Pedro Mazeda Gil and Álvaro Aguiar
Partners: AARC, FEP.UP
Execution: December 2019 to January 2022.
Beneficiary: Ministry of Finance of Portugal

Economic Impact Evaluation of the cruise industry
Description: Study on the importance of the cruise industry in the Portuguese economy, both in terms of value added and employment.
Funding Organization: Porto de Lisboa and Lisbon Cruise Port
Team: Pedro Brinca and João Duarte
Execution: February to October 2022

2021


Structural Transformation, Inequality and the Macroeconomy
Description:
research project on the interplay between trends in structural changes in the economy and inequality, including climate change, money markets, labor structures and optimal tax structures.
Funding Organization:
FCT
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Hans Holter and Laurence Malafry
Execution: February 2021 to January 2024

Economic Impact Evaluation of the Lithium Battery Value-Chain
Description: Study on the macroeconomic impact of the establishment of a BVC in Portugal, both in terms of Value Added and in terms of generated Employment.
Funding Organization: GALP
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Castro and João Duarte.
Execution: August to December 2021.

Economic Impact Assessment of the Beer Sector in Portugal
Description: Study on the importance of the beer industry in the Portuguese economy, both in terms of its contribution to the national GDP, its role as a positive agent for sociocultural impact and territorial cohesion, and a characterization of its workforce. Completed in August 2021 – link.
Funding Organization: Associação Cervejeiros de Portugal
Team: Pedro Brinca and João Duarte
Execution: March 2021 to August 2021.
Media Coverage: RTP, Mais Superior, ECO, Portugal Exporta, Marketeer, PortugalGlobal, ExecutiveDigest, HiperSuper, Diário de Noticias, Imagens de Marca, Dinheiro Vivo, PME Magazine, Tecnoalimentar, Sol.

Pilot Implementation of the National Plan for Integrated Wildland Fire Management – REFORM/SC2021/063
Description: Technical support project on the modelling and downscaling of the National Action Plan (NAP) for Integrated Wildland Fire Management to three pilot regions – Coimbra, Alto Tâmega and Algarve Oeste – and drawing recommendations on how this experience can be of use to the application of the NAP to other regions.
Funding Organization: DG Reform – EU Commission
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Pedro Oliveira, Akli Benali, Nuno Guiomar, Rui Barreira, Rita Rodrigues and Carlos Lobo
Partners: AARC, ISA, WWF
Execution: October 2021 to March 2023 (expected).
Beneficiaries: AGIF – Agência para a Gestão Integrada dos Fogos Rurais

Green Tax Reform – Resources and Pollution – Reform/SC2021/53
Description:
Project on the development of methodologies and forecasting / estimation tools to assess the impacts of green tax reforms, with focus on the capacitation of the beneficiary entities.
Funding Organization: DG Reform – EU Commission
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Patrícia Fortes
Partners: AARC, Trinomics, UNL-FCT
Execution: October 2021 to February 2023 (expected)
Beneficiaries: AT, APA

Evaluation Methodologies for the Counterfactual Impact of Active Policies for Promoting Employment – POAT-01-6177-FEDER-000061
Description: Development, and capacitation of IEFP personnel, of methodologies to assess the impact of active employment EU-funded policies in Continental Portugal
Funding Organization: POAT – PT2020
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Pedro Martins and José Tavares
Execution: October 2021 to September 2022 (expected)
Beneficiary: IFP

2020


Immigration, Inequality and the Welfare State: A Modern Macroeconomic approach
Description: This research project focuses on the interplay between inequality, labor market dynamics, immigration flows and macroeconomic performance.
Funding Organization: Norwegian Research Council
Partners: U Oslo, Nova SBE, Stockholm University, U Toronto, Statistics Norway, U Minnesota
Team: Hans Holter (Project Director), Pedro Brinca, Per Krusell, Kjetil Storesletten, Serdar Ozkan, Elin Halvorsen and Laurence Malafry.
Execution: May 2020 to May 2026 (expected).

Inequality, Structural Transformation and Fiscal Policy – CEECIND/02747/2018
Description: The project revolves around fiscal policy, heterogeneity and its relevance for macroeconomic dynamics, covering optimal taxation, austerity, structural transformation, immigration and business cycles.
Funding Organization: FCT Scientific Employment Stimulus Assistant Researcher level
Execution: April 2021 to March 2027 (expected)

Economic Impact Assessment of the New Montijo Airport
Description:
Quality Control and support in the development of the economic impact assessment of the new Montijo airport on Lisbon’s southern bank.
Funding Organization: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal
Team: Pedro Brinca and Sofia Franco.
Execution: January 2019 to January 2020.

2019


Fiscal Policy, Incomplete Markets and Business Cycle Accounting
Description:
Post-doctoral fellowship for modelling, estimation/calibration and simulation of macroeconomic models, with the purpose of studying business cycle fluctuations, growth and the response of the economy to fiscal policy.
Funding Organization: FCT
Hosting Institution: CEF.UP
Execution: September 2015 to March 2019.

The Impact of Consumer Credit in the Portuguese Economy
Description: Study on the impact of the specialized credit industry on value added and job creating, including a snapshot of the financial structure of Portuguese households – link.
Funding Organization: ASFAC
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte
Execution: October 2018 to June 2019
Media Coverage: Lusa, Dinheiro Vivo, Jornal de Negócios, Jornal Económico, ECO, SOL, TVI24, Bird Magazine.

Inequality, Structural Transformation and Fiscal Policy – CEECIND/04179/2017
Description: The project revolves around fiscal policy, heterogeneity and its relevance for macroeconomic dynamics, covering optimal taxation, austerity, structural transformation, immigration and business cycles.
Funding Organization:
FCT Scientific Employment Stimulus Junior Researcher level
Execution:
April 2019 to March 2020

The Future of Work in Portugal
Description: Study on the future of the Portuguese Labour Market and the challenges for the next decade, namely the need for requalification of the Portuguese workforce – link.
Funding Organization: CIP
Team: Pedro Brinca, João Duarte, Ana Melissa Ferreira and João Gouveia-Oliveira
Execution: January to October 2019.
Media Coverage: Correio do Minho, Eco, Sintra2030, Sábado, NovoRumoaNorte, AESE Insight, Nera, Jornal-T, Jornal Económico, Observador, Lider Magazine, Diário de Notícias.

2018


Non performing loans in Portugal
Description: Study on the impact of passive vs active strategies in the management of non-performing loans in the bank’s balance sheets.
Funding Organization: Adamastor
Team: Pedro Brinca and Miguel H. Ferreira
Execution: October 2018 to March 2019