I have had the chance to participate in several events, media requests and projects that aimed not to contribute to the scientific community in particular, but to society in general. Most are interviews and comments to journalists, some are debates and whole articles.

2024


May

  • “If this is no country for the rich, imagine for the poor”, opinion article on Neg贸cios, regarding personal income taxes and the new policies proposed by the government for the housing sector. On May 23rd, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Roger Schmidt? Before deciding on the coach, one needs to understand what went wrong”, comments to Record, about SL Benfica’s football season and the need for the president to explain what is his diagnosis and how he plans to change things. On May 22nd, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “360潞”, comments regarding the corporate tax rates study I co-authored, for RTP3, on May 20th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Reduction of corporate tax rates in 7.5 p.p. would increase GDP by 1.4%”, interview to Jornal Econ贸mico regarding the study I co-authored on the impacts of a lowering of corporate tax rates in the portuguese economy. On May 20th, 2023. You can click here to read (front page here).
  • “Decrease in corporate tax rates boosts the economy but needs to be compensated”,聽comments regarding a study I co-authored regarding the impacts of a fall in the corporate tax rates in the portuguese economy. For P煤blico, on May 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Fall in corporate tax rates is positive but is not self-sustaining”, comments regarding a study I co-authored regarding the impacts of a fall in the corporate tax rates in the portuguese economy. For Neg贸cios, on May 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Clube de Fans”, comments to Record about the last game between Rio Ave FC and SL Benfica for the league. On May 18th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Chave na M茫o”, interview to Expresso’s podcast regarding the housing sector and the new policy package announced by the government, on May 17th, 2024. You can click here to listen.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: The hug of the bear”, opinion article regarding the acts of sabotage associated to the russian regime, in Europe. On May 14th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Collective bargaining of portuguese football media rights ?”, comments to Neg贸cios, on May 9th, 2024, regarding the potential impacts of the government decision to impose collective bargaining to the professional football tv rights. You can click here to read.
  • “Media rights: how the portugese league compares abroad?”, comments to Neg贸cios, on May 9th, 2024, regarding how the media rights value compare between different leagues in Europe. You can click here to read.

April

  • “SIC Not铆cias Manh茫”, comments on the new inflation numbers and interest rates going forward, for SIC Not铆cias, on April 30th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Discrimination and Prejudice”, opinion article in Neg贸cios on April 30th, 2024, regarding school books, that are provided only to students of public schools. You can click here to read.
  • “Fan’s Club: Leonardo should be in the starting 11”, comments to Record, on April 28th, 2024, on the SL Benfica vs SC Braga league game. You can click here to read.
  • “Government will have to bargain spending with Brussels, but balanced budget helps”, comments to ECO regarding the new fiscal rules being implemented by the EU, on April 24th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Interest rates can remain higher for longer”,聽opinion article in Neg贸cios, on April 23rd, 2024, about the dynamics of interest rates and the changes to the natural rate of interest. You can click here to read.
  • “Fans Club”, comments on the league game between SC Farense and SL Benfica, to Record, on April 23rd, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “What is the importance of off-shore renewable energy?”, interview to Expresso, on April 18th 2024, on the relevance of the 10GW off-shore wind farm project in terms of the economic impact and energy autonomy. You can click here to watch.
  • “Renewables in search for a happy coexistence at sea”, comments to the new planned project of installing a 10GW off-shore wind farm off the coast of Portugal, featured in Expresso on April 18th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Most portuguese will benefit from the fall in the IRS but there’s an effect which makes it less effective”, comments to CNN Portugal online, on April 12th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Mariana is right, minimum wage may not reach EUR1000 in 2028”, comments to CNN Portugal online, on April 13th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Nem tanto ao mar nem tanto 脿 terra”:opinion article regarding the polemic coming from a book presentation by the former Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho. For Neg贸cios, on April 11th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Money, Money, Money”, debate regarding the housing market and perspectives regarding the long run interest rates, for Expresso, on April 10th, 2024. You can click here to listen.
  • “Schmidt decisions and the end of the 39th”, comments on the last derby between SL Benfica and Sporting CP, for Glorioso1904, on April 8th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Three important compromises for the country”, opinion article in Neg贸cios, on April 2nd, 2024, regarding the need for a broader agreement in parliament for structural changes needed. You can click here to read.

March

  • “Jornal SIC Not铆cias”, comments on the composition of the new government and the challenges for the future, for SIC Not铆cias, on March 29th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Miguel Cadilhe criticizes sophism of composition of the government budget surplus”, comments to Jornal Econ贸mico on the 2023 government budget surplus, on March 26th, 2024. you can click here to read.
  • “F贸rum TSF”, comments on the government surplus and the challenges for the new incoming government, for TSF, on March 2024. You can click here to listen.
  • “SIC Not铆cias Domingo”, comments for SIC Not铆cias, on March 24th, 2024, regarding 2023’s government budget execution as well as what to expect going forward. You can click here to watch.
  • “Primeiro Plano”, comments on the dynamics of consumer credit and mortgage lending, for Jornal de Not铆cias, on March 24th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Businessmen ask focus on taxes and infrastructure”, comments to Jornal Econ贸mico regarding the outcome of the elections and the priorities a new government should follow. On March 15th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Not铆cias”, comments on the ongoing vote count in the Legislativas 2024, for RUC, on March 10th, 2024. You can click here to listen.

February

  • 鈥淚nterview Legislativas 2024鈥, interview given to TVAAC, regarding my candidacy to parliament on March 10th elections. On February 29th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淧edro Brinca believes in being elected in Coimbra鈥, interview to O Despertar, in the context of the parliament elections of March 10th. On February 25th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淧edro Brinca points to youth migration towards Lisbon and Oporto鈥, interview to Campe茫o das Prov铆ncias, in the context of my run for parliament on behalf of Iniciativa Liberal, as independent. On February 25th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淐riticism to Schmidt and Benfica鈥,聽comments to Glorioso1904 regarding SL Benfica鈥檚 performance in the Europa League game against Toulouse FC. On February 24th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Legislativas 2024”, interview to RUC, a radio station of the University of Coimbra, on February 24th, 2024. You can click here to listen.
  • 鈥淲age growth slows down in the last quarter of 2023鈥, comments to Jornal Econ贸mico regarding wage dynamics in Portugal and the Eurozone. On February 22nd, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Este pa铆s n茫o 茅 para novos”, opinion article about current demographic dynamics in Portugal, for Neg贸cios. On February 20th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments to TVI regarding fuel price dynamics and what to expect for 2024. On February 19th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “We don’t want to force students to run errands on behalf of the state”, interview to Jornal A Cabra, regarding my candidacy to parliament as independent from Iniciativa Liberal, to the Coimbra District. On February 16th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the recent forecasts for the portuguese economy, Euro Area and European Union in the Winter Report of the European Commission. For TVI, on February 16th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Cronic Incapacity”, comments to Europa League’s SL Benfica game against Toulouse, for Record, on February 16th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “I’m not pro-state or anti-state, I’m pro-people”, interview to Di谩rio de Coimbra regarding my candidacy to to parliament, on February 15th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Kept the good practice of explaining the transfermarket”, comments to Record regarding Rui Costa’s interview explaining the rationale behind the football team’s transfer operations. On February 9th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Nuvem por Juno”, comments to Bloco de Esquerda’s campaign against financial literacy, in Neg贸cios, on February 8th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments regarding fuel dynamics in the last weeks, for TVI, on February 5th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Not铆cias”, comments to TSF regarding public debt getting lower than 100% of GDP, on February 1st, 2024. You can click here to listen.

January

  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”, interview regarding the current state of the portuguese economy as well as challenges for the future. For Kuriakos TV, on January 25th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Clube de Fans”, comments to Record on the events of the Benfica vs Estoril game of the league cup semi-final. On January 25th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥滵ata suggests that government deficit will be about 0.8% of GDP鈥, comments regarding government debt and deficit dynamics, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on January 24th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the extension of the possibility of using PPRs to pay for mortgage credit, the increases in public sector wages and IRS retention rates, for TVI, on January 22nd, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the impact of artificial intelligence on labor markets, for TV Record Europa, on January 19th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Notici谩rio”,聽comments on the participation of the independent candidates in Iniciativa Liberal’s lists to March parliamentary elections. For R谩dio Observador, on January 19th, 2024. You can click here to listen.
  • “Jornal da Noite”,聽comments regarding interest rate dynamics and their implications for savings instruments. For SIC, on January 18th, 2024. Click here to watch.
  • “The Devil’s Advocate: is financial literacy lacking in SMEs managers?”, interview regarding portuguese firms’ demography and Voice, a Nova SBE’s program aimed at qualifying managers of SMEs towards growth. For Neg贸cios, on January 19th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Household’s wealth inequality lowered 6.3% in six years due to real estate”, comments on wealth and real estate dynamics over the last years in Portugal, for ECO, on January 19th, 2024. Click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Mais disrup莽玫es das cadeias de valor”, opinion article regarding the attacks by Houthis rebels in Yemen to commercial ships in the red sea and its potential impacts on global supply chains. For Neg贸cios, on January 18th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on new amounts regarding family support and fuel prices, for TVI, on January 15th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fans’ Club”, comments on SL Benfica’s win against SC Braga, for the Portuguese Football Cup, on January 11th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the news regarding the high-speed train project for Portugal and recent statements from M谩rio Centeno anticipating interest rate cuts in the horizon. For TVI, on January 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Big Trouble in Little China”, opinion article in Neg贸cios, regarding Xi Jinping’s speech regarding the economic woes that plague the chinese economy. On January 9th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “Falar Benfica, Centraliza莽茫o”, debate on the news regarding three new proposals to the portuguese league of professional football regarding the management of media rights of the games, on January 6th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淧urchase of CTT stocks led to increase in value鈥,聽comments on the impact of the public acquisition of a significant number of shares of CTT, for R谩dio Renascen莽a, on January 5th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • “A Abrir”, opinion article in Record, regarding new proposals made for the media rights commercialization of the Portuguese Football League games, on January 4th, 2024. You can click here to read.
  • Esta Manh茫”, comments on price changes for goods and services in the wake of 2024, including the end of the IVA zero policy. For TVI, on January 4th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • ” Jornal da CNN”, comments on Xi Jinping’s speech regarding the woes of the Chinese economy for 2024 and it’s potential impact for Portugal. On January 2nd, 2024, for CNN Portugal. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Meio Dia”, comments on the new fiscal outlook for 2024, namely the lowering of the IRS brackets but increases in indirect taxes and price indexation mechanisms that will corrode part of the purchasing power in 2024. For CNN Portugal, on January 1st, 2024. Click here to watch.


2023


December

  • “Entrevista”, interview for revista Ind煤stria, issue 138 2023Q4 on the main challenges for firms in Portugal. You can click here to read.聽
  • M茫o Vis铆vel: We won the war on inflation. Or maybe not鈥, opinion article on inflation dynamics and what to expect going forward. For Neg贸cios, on December 28th, 2023. Click here to read.
  • “SIC Not铆cias Manh茫”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the new data releases regarding implicit interest rates on mortgage contracts, as well as inflation and interest rate dynamics. On December 19th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Will interest rates fall in 2024?”, interview regarding the future path of interest rates, for the Money Money Money podcast, from Expresso. On December, 13th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “2024: Instability or Opportunity”, debate with Sandra Maximiano, Rui Tavares and Jo茫o Duque, on the economic prospects for 2024. You can click here to watch a promo, here for the debate and here for the whole session. On December 11th, 2023, for Encontros Fora da Caixa. featured in Expresso, here.聽
  • Imobili谩rio na Economia Nacional”, debate regarding the real estate sector in Portugal, for ECO, on December 11th, 2023. You can click here to read a synopsis (video of the debate in the synopsis link or on my youtube channel here) and to watch.
  • 鈥淓sta Manh茫”, comments on the current price dynamics for gas, overall price level, interest rates and the end of the IVA Zero policy. For TVI, on December 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淪IC Not铆cias S谩bado”, comments for SIC Not铆cias regarding the current state of affairs at Benfica, in particular the attitudes of some fans towards Roger Schmidt in the home game against Farense. On December 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淭elejornal”, comments regarding the possibility of recession for the portuguese economy. For RTP1, on December 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淔alar Global”, comments regarding the real estate sector and housing affordability for households in Portugal. For CMTV on December 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淟ower inflation makes markets bet on a decrease of interest rates still in the first semester of 2024鈥, comments to Jornal Econ贸mico regarding the inflation and interest rates outlook for 2024. On December 4th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淐lube de Fans鈥, comments on Benfica鈥檚 draw againts Moreirense, on December 4th, 2023, for Record. You can read the comments here.
  • 鈥淧ay attention Roger Schmidt!鈥, comments for Glorioso1904, anticipating the clash against Moreirense. On december 3rd, 2023. You can click here to read.

November

  • “3 脿s 11”, comments for RTP on the new inflation numbers release and growth prospects for Portugal and the Euro Area. On November 30th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Visivel – This time the devil can really be at the gates”, opinion article on the portuguese fiscal stance, the fiscal consequences of being in the election season when growth forecasts suggest a stronger than anticipated slowdown. For Neg贸cios, on November 30th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “360”, comments on the overall government budget situation, debt burden and increases to pensions, for RTP3, on November 27th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Investors are betting that ECB will slash rates in 2024”, comments on the outlook for inflation, GDP and interest rates in the Eurozone. For Eco, on November 27th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “SAD accounts are voted this Wednesday”, comments to Antena 1 (also featured in jornal O Jogo) regarding the losses of the FC Porto group. On November 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Renegotiations already represent 40% of all new mortgage contracts”, comments for P煤blico, regarding the potential correction in the housing market and the new capital requirement for mortgage credit for banks. On November 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on some new policies, namely the increase in the ceiling for donations from parents to their children, new unemployment numbers and others. For TVI, on November 22nd, 2023. You can click聽 here to watch.
  • “Benfica between the league and Europe”, comments to Record, on November 20th, 2023, on the relative importance for Benfica’s season of the championship vs the Europa League. You can click here to read (gated) or here.
  • “3 脿s 17”, comments on the new unemployment numbers for Portugal and the overall economic outlook, for RTP3, on November 20th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Historic clubs get in the way of Di Maria contract renewal”, interview to Glorioso1904, regarding聽 di Maria’s contract renewal and the possible interest of other clubs, on November 18th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “SIC Not铆cias Manh茫”, comments to tue current economic dynamics for Portugal and Europe, namely inflation, interest rates, the government budget and poverty. For SIC Not铆cias, on November 17th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Not铆ci谩rio das 17h”, comments to TSF on the press release of the Bank of Portugal’s Ethics Committee regarding the availability expressed by the Governor’s to assume the role of prime-minister. On November 15th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the new numbers of the European Comission for the Eurozone, the overall economic outlook for Portugal, the press release of the Bank of Portugal’s Ethics Committee and the new capital requirement for banks regarding mortgage credit. For CNN Portugal, on November 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “SIC Not铆cias Direto”, comments on the fact that the government let down the planned tax increase on cars first registred prior to 2007 and the overall budget outlook. For SIC Not铆cias, on November 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “3 脿s 10”, comments about the new forecasts for the Euro Area from the European Comission, as well as the communication from the Ethics Committee of the Bank of Portugal regarding the Governor’s availability to take the role of Prime Minister. For RTP3, on November 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “XI Semana da Reabilita莽茫o Urbana do Porto”, presentation of the study “The Impact of the Short-Term Rental Market in Portugal”, remotely, on November 8th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Do you want to move to Romania tomorrow?”, comments to S谩bado regarding the comparative growth and living conditions between Romania and Portugal. On November 4th, 2023. You can click here to read.

October

  • “Jornal da Noite”, comments about Portuguese productivity dynamics and its determinants, for SIC, on October 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽comments on the portuguese economy, namely interest rates, rents, IVA Zero and other strategic options of the OE24. For TVI, on October 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fans’ Club”, comments to Record on Benfica’s draw against Casa Pia, on October 28th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “It is worth remembering that 12 months ago, rates were at 0.75%”, interview to Jornal Econ贸mico, on October 27th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Benfica players seem tired and not just physically”, comments to Record, on October 26th, 2023, on the current form of Benfica players. You can click here to read.
  • “Known Benfica supporter helps unveil mystery between Tiago Gouveia and Roger Schmidt”, comments on the player Tiago Gouveia and his potential for being a top player for Benfica. For Glorioso1904, on October 25th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel – Iva Zero reduziu pre莽os 3.5 a 4%”, comments on the first causal impacts estimated of the IVA Zero policy implemented in April. For Neg贸cios, on October 24th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Confer锚ncias do Casino – Interviewing Martin Wolf”, interview of Martin Wolf, in the Confer锚ncias do Casino, on October 23rd, 2023. Featured in Observador (here) and O Novo (here).
  • “Growth until 2028 reaches the average in the EuroZone”, comments on the dynamics of the portuguese economy, for Expresso, on October 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”, talk show where I discussed the government’s proposal for the new government budget and other aspects of the portuguese economy. For Kuriakos TV, on October 18th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Reduce debt or taxes?”, comments for ECO jornal, on the proposal for next year government’s budget. On October 17th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Rui Costa moves with the next season in mind”, comments to Glorioso1904 on the contract renewals of di Maria, Jo茫o Neves and Rafa. On October 16th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淎 government鈥檚 budget for the middle class鈥, comments to Radio Renascen莽a on the new government budget fiscal relief for the middle class. On October 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “The Challenges of the Current Economic Reality”, lecture on the growth issues plaguing Portugal and policies to address them, the conflict in Ukraine and inflation. For Banco Invest, on October 12th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淚nflation Dynamics before and after the Pandemic鈥, keynote at the APCC Summit, on October 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “F贸rum TSF”, comments regarding the new government budget for 2024, for TSF, on October 11th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Ao Vivo na Reda莽茫o”, debate with Jo茫o Duque regarding the new proposal for the government budget, for Expresso/SIC, on October 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal 2”, comments on the government’s budget proposal for 2024, for RTP2, on October 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fim do IVA Zero”, comments to Expresso on the end of the temporary exemption from sales tax on a basket of food items, on October 11th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Forecasts for 2024 have a lot of uncertainty”, interview to Jornal Econ贸mico TV on the macroeconomic forecasts of the new state budget proposal from the government for 2024, on October 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the proposed budget for the government for 2024, in TV Record Europa, on October 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the news regarding the proposed budget by the government for the public sector, in CNN Portugal, on October 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “18/20 Not铆cias”,聽initial comments to the government budget proposal that had just been presented, to RTP3, on October 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “3 脿s 11”, comments on the potential fiscal relief and targeted policies upcoming in the new government’s budget for 2024, for RTP3 on October 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Breaking News”, comments on what had transpired from the government’s budget proposal for 2024 to be presented later in the day, for CNN Portugal, on October 10th, 2024. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥漃arliament received the Government鈥檚 Budget鈥, 聽comments to TSF anticipating the new government鈥檚 budget. On October 10th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Euro-area countries sheer away from rolling back support”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico regarding the fiscal stance of the euro-zone as a whole and the impacts of monetary policy, on October 9th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Fim de Tarde”,聽comments anticipating what may be the governments’ proposal for next years government budget, for CNN Portugal on October 6th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da Meia Noite”, comments regarding what to expect from the 2024’s government budget proposal, for SIC Not铆cias, on October 5th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Poupan莽a e Investimento no Mercado de Capitais”, debate on the portuguese savings behavior, financial literacy and the portuguese economy. For the Semana Mundial do Investidor event, organized by DECO, on October 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the new release of forecasts by the Governor of the Bank of Portugal as well as some alerts given regarding the future. On October 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Tarde”, comments on the new forecasts by the Bank of Portugal for inflation and gdp growth. For SIC Not铆cias, on October 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Destaque da Tarde”, comments to Antena 1 on the news regarding the 2030 World Cup that Portugal will co-host. On October 4th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “2030 World Cup puts Portugal on the map”, comments on the news that Portugal will co-host the 2030 football World Cup, for CNN Portugal, on October 4th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥滿茫o Vis铆vel: Demasiadas certezas para tantas d煤vidas鈥, opinion article regarding the decision by the ECB of raising the interest rate by 25 basis points. For Neg贸cios, on October 3rd, 2023. You can click here to read.聽

September

  • 鈥淐onfidencial Imobili谩rio鈥, editorial article about the short-term rental market and the policies that have been announced for it, for Confidencial Imobili谩rio, on September 30th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Domingos Soares de Oliveira cashes-in and moves to Saudi-Arabia”, comments to Glorioso1904 about the resignation of Benfica’s CEO and his legacy in the club. On September 30th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Discurso Direto”, interview for SOL about the portuguese economy, on September 30th, 2023. You can click here to read. You can also click here to watch the full interview.
  • “Medina can beat Centeno in the government budget surplus?”, comments for Expresso, on September 26th, 2023, on the government budget prospects for the current year. Click here to read.
  • “Fans’ Club”, comments on the 3-1 away win of SL Benfica vs Portimonense. For Record, on September 25th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments for CNN Portugal on the new policy proposals by the government in supporting mortgage credit holders, for CNN Portugal, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Medina’s Choice”, comments for Observador on the budget management choices by the Finance Minister, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “360潞”, comments for RTP3 on the government budget surplus in the first semester and what to expect for the rest of 2023. On September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Interest rate hike will lead the Eurozone into recession?”, comments for Expresso on the recent decision of the ECB in raising interest rates again and the likelihood of a recession, for Expresso, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • Jornal das 7″,聽 comments on the government budget surplus in the first semester and the increase in the savings rate. For SIC Not铆cias, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “3 脿s 11”, comments on the new policies regarding new proposals for mortgage credit holders, for RTP3 on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the new policies being proposed by the government to mortgage holders, for TVI, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Relief is far away from being the solution”, interview on new measures announced by the government regarding the support to mortgage payments, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on September 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Destaque Tarde”, comments on the rate-fixing at 70% of 6 months-Euribor for mortgage credit holders, for Antena 1, on September 21st, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the new policy proposals for mortgage credit holders, for TV Record Europe, on September 21st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fans’ Club”, comments on SL Benfica’s defeat against RB Salzburg, for the Champions League, on September 21st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Isto 茅 ou N茫o 脡?”, debate on RTP1 about the current monetary policy stance, inflation dynamics and policies to mitigate the social costs of the policies aimed at curbing inflation. On September 19th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淭rubin in the starting eleven was inevitable鈥, comments to Glorioso1904 on Trubin making it to the starting team in SL Benfica, on September 19th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal da Noite”, comments for SIC on the conduction of monetary policy and mitigation measures, on September 17th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Roger Schmidt gets troops ready”, comments for Glorioso1904 anticipating SL Benfica’s game against Vizela, for the league. On September 16th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Reform the public sector. Now!”, regular opinion article in Neg贸cios, this time on the need for public sector reform, on September 14th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the 25 basis points increase by the ECB and the overall economic climate in Portugal and the Eurozone. For CNN Portugal, on September 14th 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fala Portugal”,聽comments on a study I participated regarding the economic impact of the short-term rental sector, for TV Record Europa, on September 13th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Short-term rental sector shuts the door and most houses won’t switch to traditional rentals”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on the impacts of the +Habita莽茫o package, on September 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Primeiro Jornal”, comments on the economic impacts of the short-term rental sector, in a study I participated, for SIC, on September 12th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”, comments on the new fiscal proposals by the main opposition party, rent controls and monetary policy, for SIC Not铆cias, on September 13th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal Nacional”, comments to TVI on a study i participated regarding the impact of the short-term rental sector, on September 12th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “More productivity but more risks. What will be impact be of AI in the labor markets?”, comments for CNN Portugal on the impacts of AI in labor markets, on September 10th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Tuition reimbursement has small impact to keep graduates in the country”, Interview to S谩bado magazine on the new proposals by the prime-minister to keep graduates in the country. On September 8th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: O governo a gerir as empresas”, opinion article regarding corporate tax rates and the different numbers that often are referred to. For Neg贸cios, on September 7th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Analysis of Benfica’s transfer market and some fears regarding new players”, comments for Glorioso1904 regarding the last transfer window and the new hires. On September 7th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Notici谩rio Nacional”, comments on the immigration tendency for young workers and policies suggested by the Prime Minister to address it. For Antena 1, on September 7th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “SIC Not铆cias”, comments on the zero VAT extension to December, monetary policy and the anticipation of new proposals done by the prime-minister Ant贸nio Costa regarding income taxes on the young and university tuition. For SIC Not铆cias, on September 7th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments on portuguese living conditions, wages, monetary policy and the economic hardships of younger citizens. For RTP3 on September 6th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Fim de Tarde”, comments on the Eurobarometer results regarding living conditions of Portuguese households and the impact of inflation, for CNN Portugal, on September 6th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Soares de Oliveira in an unsustainable position: may his substitute promote unity in the club”, comments to Record on September 6th, 2023, on the probable exit of Benfica’s co-CEO. You can read it here.
  • “Explicador: Is the economy hostage to climate change?”, interview for Observador on the economic impacts of climate change, in particular the floods in Slovenia that halted production of Autoeuropa. On September 4th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “360潞”, comments on the current state of the portuguese economy, the budget surplus and the production halt of Autoeuropa, for RTP3 on September 2nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Swedish real estate crisis very different from Portugal”, comments for Dinheiro Vivo on the swedish real estate crisis and how different it is from the current real estate market in Portugal. On September 2nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Autoeuropa: How rainfall in Slovenia hampers 1.5% of GDP in Portugal”, comments on the potential impacts of the two-months halt of Autoeuropa for the local automobile cluster and the whole economy, for Observador, on September 1st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Portuguese economy risks stagnation (or even contraction) this summer”, comments on GDP growth dynamics in Portugal and what to expect for the rest of 2023. For Expresso, on September 1st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the withdrawals from retirement accounts to pay off mortgage credit, +Habita莽茫o and the future paths of inflation and interest rates. For CNN Portugal, on September 1st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Manh茫 SIC Not铆cias”, comments on the expectations regarding interest rate dynamics, the impact of inflation on rental prices updating for 2024 and the surplus in fiscal revenue relative to what was budgeted. For SIC Not铆cias, on September 1st, 2023. You can click here to watch.

August

  • 鈥淓di莽茫o do Meio-Dia鈥, comments on the increase in inflation for Portugal in August, for SIC Not铆cias, on August 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淥ne thousand dwellings and 220 million in real estate investment halted in Porto, due to the Mais Habita莽茫o鈥, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on the potential impacts of recent legislative proposals for the real estate market in foreign direct investment. On August 31st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淓sta Manh茫鈥, comments on economic dynamics in Portugal, including IRS reimbursement changes, real wage growth, upcoming changes in interest rates and others. For TVI, on August 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淒oes not count for Schmidt but some think he should have a chance in the first team鈥, comments for Glorioso1904 on Tom谩s Ara煤jo, Benfica鈥檚 center-back, on August 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥滼ornal da CNN鈥, comments on the recent drop in foreign direct investment in Portugal and its possible determinants, namely the economic stagnation of the rest of the Eurozone and the uncertainty and/or negative outlook provided by the new economic policies for the housing market. For CNN on August 29th, 2023. You can click here to watch.聽
  • 鈥淔ala Portugal鈥, comments on inflation dynamics for Portugal, in particular food prices and the potential impact of the IVAZero policy. For TV Record Europa, on August 29th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淎utoeuropa: Stoppage impact depends on duration but can have a contagion effect鈥, comments on the stoppage in Autoeuropa production, and possible contagion effects, for ECO, on August 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淢茫o Visivel: Quem cabritos vende e cabras n茫o tem鈥︹, opinion article on the policies being proposed to lower taxes without the adequate compensation measures, in Neg贸cios, on August 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • CNN Breaking News”,聽comments on the BRICS conference and its implications for the world economic and political order. For CNN Portugal, on August 24th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal 2”, comments for RTP2 on the presidental veto to the +Habita莽茫o package. On August 21st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Growth or (more) inflation?”, opinion article together with Pedro Santa Clara, on the lag effect of fiscal policy as a stabilization tool and the practical effects of the portuguese resilience and recovery plan. For Observador, on August 21st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥滷ala Portugal鈥, comments on inflation and interest rates for TV Record Europa, on August 18th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fans Club”, comments to Record on the performance of the SL Benfica team in the home game against Estrela de Amadora. On August 18th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the new political debate regarding which taxes to lower first, for CNN Portugal, on August 16th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the recent inflation numbers, real earnings increases and what to expect from interest rates in the near future. For TVI on August 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “About 20% of portuguese already engages in remote work”, comments for ECO on August 10th, 2023, on the trends in remote work for Portugal. You can click here to read.
  • “Emigration of bachelor degree holders is a calamity… one could pay 36 Montijo airports with it”, comments on the cost of educating the number of bachelor degree holders that leave the country, as well as other disfunctions of the portuguese labor market, for R谩dio Renascen莽a, on August 10th, 2023. You can click here to read or here to hear it live.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”, comments on the impact of the IVA Zero policy on the recent inflation numbers, as well as on the real earnings increase. For SIC Not铆cias on August 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • With the first official title, Pedro Brinca analyses Roger Schmidt’s secret weapon”, comments for Glorioso1904 anticipating the SuperCup game between SL Benfica and FC Porto. On August 9th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • Jornal da CNN”, comments on the new surcharge on the banking sector in Italy and its implications for the economy. For CNN Portugal, on August 8th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Does the english market have anything to offer to Benfica?”, comments for Glorioso1904 on the possibility of recruiting Ainsley Maitland-Niles in this transfer window, on August 2nd, 2023. Click here to read.
  • Coaches go for the matchbreak”, comments for Record anticipating the next SuperCup game between SL Benfica and FC Porto, on August 2nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “House prices rise in Portugal and fall in the UK. Explanation is in supply, specialists say”, comments to Jornal Econ贸mico, on August, 2nd, 2023, on the comparative dynamics of house prices in Portugal and the UK. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o V铆sivel: Good news seldom make headlines”, opinion article on the success the European Union achieved in stop relying on russian natural gas, in Neg贸cios, on August 1st, 2023. You can click here to read.

July

  • “CNN Novo Dia”, comments for CNN Portugal on the economic impacts of the Jornadas Mundiais da Juventude, on July 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI on IVA zero and the merits of withdrawing PPRs to pay-off mortgage credit, on July 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal S铆ntese”, comments on IVA zero, interest rate hikes and mortgage credit for SIC Not铆cias, on July 29th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • Jornal Nacional”, participation in a special news segment on the short-term hosting rental industry, for TVI, on July 26th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Manh茫 SIC Not铆cias”, comments on an interview by the finance minister, where he announced several policies in the making. For SIC Not铆cias, on July 26th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • 鈥淲hich is the best rate to buy a house this year?鈥, comments for ECO on the tradeoffs between variable and fixed-rate mortgage contracts, on July 26th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Inflation that guides central banks might be too persistent this year”, comments for Neg贸cios, on the determinants of inflation and what to expect going forward. On July 25th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o V铆sivel: Attrition war”, opinion article on Neg贸cios regarding the war in Ukraine and the strategic value of economic sanctions to Russia. On July 25rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Antena Aberta”, comments on Antena1’s program regarding the discussion around new policies to help mortgage holders, on July 24th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • 鈥淕ood deals bring millions to Benfica鈥,聽comments for Glorioso1904 on recent player acquisitions, on July 23rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Costa’s triumphs and fragilities for the State of the Country debate”, comments on the forthcoming debate regarding the economic situation of the country, for ECO, on July 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “With Porto and exits, the future of the youth squads under the microscope”, comments for Glorioso1904 on SL Benfica’s players and the squad, on July 18th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淲ill changes in the DSTI help households in need of credit?鈥, opinion article for Jornal Econ贸mico, on July 15th, on the merits of a change in the DSTI cap rules to ease access to mortgage credit for households. On July 15th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Mist茅rio das Finan莽as”, participation in a podcast, in a three minute segment called shadow-mystery, commenting on how UTAO and INE treated two policy sensitive issues (See M茫o Visivel article below). On July 13th, 2023. You can click here to read the synopsis and access the podcast in different platforms. You can click here to listen to my segment, commented afterwards by Andr茅 Ver铆ssimo, from ECO.聽
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽comments for TVI, reviewing the covers of the main newspapers, over topics such as financial literacy, new IRS tables and the outcomes of the math national exams. On July 12th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Ingenuity, incompetence or (bad) institutional activism?”, opinion article about two exercises that the national instute of statistics (INE) and the technical unit of budget support (UTAO) did regarding two government policies. On Neg贸cios, July 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “UTAO answers Medina: study is factual”, comments on the polemic started by a report comparing different public debt financing instruments, one of which had been terminated by the government some weeks before. On July 7th, 2023 on Jornal Econ贸mico. You can click here to read.
  • “He honored Benfica’s jersey but it wasn’t enough and Odysseas substitute has to add someting more”, comments on the release of Gilberto from SL Benfica and the potential hire of Bento, as goalkeeper, for SL Benfica. On July 7th, 2023, for Glorioso1904. You can click here to read.
  • “Recession is not feared despite low PMI values for June”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on the outlook of the euro-zone economy, on June 7th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Entrevista”,聽interview for Ensino Magazine about the state of the portuguese economy, on July 7th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “POD Pensar”,聽debate with Ant贸nio Bag茫o F茅lix and Ant贸nio Ribeiro, moderated by Aur茅lio Gomes, on the topic of recent decisions by the IGCP on their debt instruments, on July 4th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “CNN Townhall”, comments on the debate that counted with the finance, economy and labor ministers, regarding the the state of the portuguese economy. At CNN Portugal, on July 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Teste 脿 resili锚ncia das institui莽玫es”, opinion article on Neg贸cios on the criticism by portuguese politicians to Christine Lagarde’s statements regarding the outlook of inflation and monetary policy. On July 4th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Gon莽alo Ramos’ exit? Known supporter leaves a message to Rui Costa and alerts for Champions League Factor”, interview with Glorioso1904 on the possibility of loosing Gon莽alo Ramos and the importance of the new season. You can click here to read.
  • “Vis茫o Global”, interview on the current developments of monetary policy and what to expect going forward, for Antena1, on July 2nd, 2023. You can click here to listen.

June

  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments for CNN Portugal on the monetary outlook for the euro-zone, as well as the comments that Ant贸nio Costa and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa did on Christine Lagard’s words regarding the causes of inflation. On June 30th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI on the criticism that the portuguese prime-minister and the president of the republic expressed regarding the ECB’s president Christine Lagard’s speech on the monetary policy outlook for the euro-area. On June 30th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments on the outlook for monetary policy, communicated at the ECB conference in Sintra, for RTP3 on June 28th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Not铆ci谩rio das 21h”, comments for TSF on the speech of Christine Lagard regarding what to expect from monetary policy. On June 28th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Jornal das 7”, comments with Sandra Maximiano on SIC Not铆cias regarding the ECB conference in Sintra and Chritine Lagard comments on the outlook for monetary policy. On June 28th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Espa莽o das 10”, debate on the current economic environment, in particular regarding poverty and material deprivation risk that many portuguese face, for Antena 1 on June 27th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “An economy that works for everyone”, talk at Eutopia, a conference organized by Nova University Lisbon, for Nova TV, on the current economic and political challenges. On June 26th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Arab raid to european players will have an impact in Portugal”, comments on the growing trend of top european football players still in their prime being bought to play in the middle east. For Neg贸cios, on June 25th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Employment dynamics provides surplus to Medina at the years start. But households see a drop in savings”, comments to Observador on the dynamics of wages, public finances and households savings, on June 23rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Hoje”, comments on the new fiscal relief measures by the government and the hardships the country has to retain talent. For CNN Portugal, on June 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “New rising stars raise the importance of the youth academy: Schmid’s Benfica faces a bright future”, comments for Glorioso1904 on Ant贸nio Silva, a player from the youth squad that had a meteoric ascension this last season. On June 21st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Emparcelar no S茅culo XXI”, opinion article in Neg贸cios, on the relevance of transaction costs for the excessive fragmentation that the Portuguese rural territory has. On June 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal das 6”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the economic hardships that young generations face in the Portuguese economy, on June 18th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Strong slowdown of the economy”, comments for Expresso on the numbers for GDP growth in the ssecond quarter, suggesting a strong slowdown compared with the unexpected high numbers of the first quarter. On June 16th, 2023. You an clikc here to read.
  • “Jornal da Meia-Noite”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the new interest rate hikes, fixed vs variable interest rate mortgages and what to expect in the future. In June 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “3 脿s 11”, comments for RTP3 on the new increase in the ECB interest rates and what to expect going forward. In June 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da Noite”, comments on the low rates banks pay on households and firms’ deposits, for SIC, on June 12th, 2023. You can watch here.
  • “Primeiro Jornal”, comments on a study I participated regarding the impacts of the short-term housing rental sector on the Portuguese economy, for SIC Not铆cias on June 6th, 2023. You can watch it here. Also featured in Expresso, Jornal Econ贸mico, Neg贸cios and Dinheiro Vivo.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Sol na eira e chuva no nabal”, opinion article about the end of the previous and start of a new series of treasury bonds with lower yield caps, in Neg贸cios, on June 5th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Edi莽茫o Noite”, debate with Francisco Lou莽茫 on the news of a new treasury bonds series with a lower upper cap on yield and the end of the previous one, for SIC Not铆cias, on June 5th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • A House for Everyone”, participation in a documentary about the real estate sector in Portugal following a study I co-authored on the same topic, for RTP1, second part broadcasted on June 5th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Fim de Tarde”, comments on the end of the E series of treasury bonds and the start of a new one with a lower cap on yields, for CNN Portugal, on June 5th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • A House for Everyone”, participation in a documentary about the real estate sector in Portugal following a study I co-authored on the same topic, for RTP1, first part broadcasted on June 2nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Construction Investment hadn’t fall so much since 2014”, comments for ECO on the determinants of investment dynamics, that contracted 6.5% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2023. For ECO, on June 2nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Optimista ma non troppo”, opinion article about the state of the Portuguese economy and the emphasis given to cyclical as opposed to structural problems by the political system and the media. On June 2nd, 2023, for Jornal Econ贸mico. You can click here to read.
  • Portuguese pockets will still be disconnected from the strong growth of the economy”, comments on the disconnect between GDP growth and purchasing power of most households, for ECO, on June 1st, 2023. You can click here to read.

May

  • “360”, comments for RTP3 on the new inflation and GDP growth numbers released by the National Institute of Statistics, on May 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI on the topics of consumer confidence, income distribution, taxation and inflation. On May 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “The Finance Ministry renews IGCP’s Advisory Board with three new members”, comments for ECO on my nomination for the Advisory Board of the IGCP EPE, the public company that manages the portuguese sovereign debt, on May 31st, 2023, for ECO. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal Nacional”, comments on the increasing trend lead by some fintechs on segmenting payments for products in multiple installments and the importance of financial literacy to protect consumers. For TVI, on May 30th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “What can Portugal learn from abroad regarding housing policies”, comments for Expresso on the dynamics of the housing market, in particular the importance of the transportation sector for housing affordability. On May 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Chuto para a frente e f茅 em Deus”, opinion article on the impact of lack of competition in the sports channels and collective bargaining of TV rights, for Neg贸cios, on May 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “The economy grows but people don’t feel it? Blame it on inflation, interest rates and wages”,聽comments for Expresso on the fact that despite strong real growth, the ones who live only on their wages have made no progress. On May 26th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Atlantic Connection”, debate on the determinants and dynamics of inflation and interest rates, and what to expect going forward, at Jornal Econ贸mico. On May 26th, 2023, you can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Vis铆vel: Bicycles in a Europe with motorbikes”, regular opinion article on Neg贸cios, about the lack of focus on structural reforms that can launch the Portuguese economy in a convergence path with the rest of Europe. On May 23rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Will we have or not housing at accessible prices? And when?, comments for Expresso on the dynamics of the housing sector, on May 19th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments to the first signs of impact of the zero VAT policy on some categories of food products, for TVI, on May 17th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments about the profits of the banking sector in Portugal and in Europe, as well as on the introduction of copayments by the government for part of the monthly mortgage payments for households with high debt service to income ratio. For RTP3 on May 16th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Tarde”,聽comments on the contents of the spring report of the European Commission that included forecasts about the Eurozone, European Union and Portuguese economies, for SIC Not铆cias on May 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Antena Aberta”,聽comments on the European Comission new forecasts about the Portuguese economy as well as the policies that the Portuguese government has pursued in supporting the economy. For Antena 1, you can listen here.
  • “3 脿s 11”, comments to the new forecasts of the European Commission regarding the economic outlook for the Eurozone and Portugal. For RTP3 on May 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Clube de Fans”, comments on the game between Portimonense and SL Benfica, for Record, on May 14th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Unemployment rising and real wages falling: how economists look at the future”, comments to ECO on the new unemployment and wages numbers and what to expect going forward, for ECO on MAy 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the dynamics of interest rates, inflation and what to expect going forward. For TV Record Europa, on May 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Hoje”, comments on interest rates, their impact on mortgage credit holders and the advantages and disadvantages of fixed-interest rate mortgage credit. For CNN Portugal on May 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “M茫o Visivel: A verdadeira quadratura do c铆rculo”, opinion article about the strategy pursued by the Portuguese government regarding the design of its Recovery and Resilience Plan. For Jornal de Neg贸cios, on May 11th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “1潞 Encontro das Entidades Reguladoras”, debate with Carlos Oliveira Cruz, Rui Baleiras and Susana Peralta about the impact of regulatory agencies in promoting economic growth, organized by the Autoridade para a Mobilidade dos Transportes, on May 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the macroeconomic outlook for inflation and and interest rates, for CNN Portugal on May 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Contra-Corrente”, interview about the immigration of young talent and our lack of capacity to retain them and attract talented workers, for R谩dio Observador, on May 9th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Especial Informa莽茫o”, comments on the real estate sector and the policies that have been proposed to improved its outlook, for SIC Not铆cias, on May 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Not铆ci谩rio Antena 1”, comments on the growth and inflation dynamics, for Portugal and Europe, in particular on the instability of recent forecasts. For Antena 1, on May 9th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “360”, comments on the low rates being paid on households and companies bank deposits, when compared with other countries in the Eurozone and given the hike in the policy rates. For RTP3, on May 8th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Crisis threatens housing market”, comments on the dynamics of the real estate sector and what to expect going forward, for Expresso, on May 5th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “The economy brings good surprises in 2023”, comments on the unexpected strong numbers for economic activity in the Eurozone and in particular to Portugal, during the first quarter of 2023. For Expresso, on May 5th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Inflation will keep falling, albeit slower”, comments about inflation dynamics for Portugal and the Eurozone, for Expresso, on May 5th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “M茫o Visivel: Cr贸nica de um populismo anunciado”, bimonthly opinion article this time on the impacts of growing economic inequality on political polarization and the rise of populism. On May 4th, 2023, for Neg贸cios. You can read it here.
  • “Breaking News”,聽comments on the current political crises and its impact on the economy, namely in the timely execution of the Recovery and Resilience plan in the event of a parliamentary dissolution. For CNN Portugal, on May 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Breaking News”, comments on the political crisis unleashed by the Prime Minister not accepting the resignation letter of the Minister of the Infrastructures, a decision heavily criticized by the President of the Republic. For CNN Portugal, on May 3rd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments anticipating the expected increase in the interest rates by the ECB on May forth, as well as the general inflation / interest rates outlook for the future. For TVI on May 2nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.

April

  • “Exclusivo Glorioso 1904”, interview for Glorioso1904 on the upcoming clash between Gil Vicente FC and SL Benfica, as well as the recent debt emission. On April 29th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Isto 茅 o povo a falar”, debate with Jorge Marr茫o for Kuriakos TV on the current state of the portuguese economy, on April 28th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments on the estimates for 2023Q1 GDP growth that exceeded all expectations by a large margin, placing the portuguese economy as the fastest growing (yoy, 3rd fastest qoq) in Europe, as well to April’s inflation estimates that confirm the slowdown trend of inflation, for RTP3, on April 28th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽comments to the stability plan presented by the government as well as to the critiques made by the technical unit of budget support, for TVI, on April 27th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Agora CNN”, comments on the nominal and real wage dynamics in Portugal in 2022, the lack of focus on structural policies towards growth, public investment, inflation dynamics abroad, and monitorization of public services. For CNN Portugal, on April 27th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Money, Money Money: Is the portuguese real estate market under jeopardy?”, debate on the portuguese real estate market, for Expresso’s podcast, on April 26th, 2023. Also featured in Expresso’s economy section on April 28th, 2023 (here). You can listen here on Expresso’s website or here.
  • 鈥淒egrowth鈥, comments on the idea that one needs to stop economic growth for economic sustainability, for ECO, on April 23rd, 2023. You can click herehere to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”,聽comments on the initial results from adopting the zero VAT policy for selected categories of food products, for CNN Portugal, on April 20th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Complaints about the referees: Schmidt needs to say what is wrong with the team”, comments for Record about SL Benfica’s football team and its recent performance, on April 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Expresso Imobili谩rio”, debate on the house renting market in Portugal, for Express’s podcast, on April 20th, 2023. You can click here for a synopsis, and here to listen.
  • 鈥淒ebate P煤blico鈥, debate on the implementation of the zero VAT policy for selected categories of food products and strategies for households to deal with inflation and hikes in the interest rates. You can click herehere to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the application of the zero VAT policy for selected categories of food products, government forecasts for GDP and inflation and the mid-year increase in pensions for TVI, on April 18th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da Meia Noite”, comments on the mid-year increase in pensions and the temporary zero VAT policy, for SIC Not铆cias, on April 18th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360潞”, comments for RTP3 on the new growth and stability pact and the press conference that followed the meeting of the ministry council where the mid-year increase of pensions was announced. On April 17th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Espa莽o das 10”, comments regarding the zero VAT on selected food product classes, for Antena 1, on April 17th, 2023. You can click here to listen to the program (my intervention starts at 19m:12s).
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the new record high tax burden in 2022 for the Portuguese economy, on April 13th, 2023, for CNN Portugal. You can click here to watch.
  • “Agora CNN”, comments for CNN Portugal on the possibility announced by Brazil’s president Lula da Silva of them joining China, R煤ssia, India and South Africa in creating a joint monetary union. On April 13th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments to the new IMF forecasts regarding Portugal’s inflation, debt and economic growth, for RTP3, on April 12th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the new IMF forecasts regarding inflation and GDP for Portugal. On April 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the 12 years that passed since the request for financial assistance to IMF from Portugal. For TVI, on April 11th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “L氓g l枚n tvingar portugiser att bo hemma tills 33 氓r”, comments to Dagens Nyheter, swedish top periodical, on the reasons behind Portugal’s youth leaving their parents home so late in life. On April 10th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Academia e Realidade – Se o IVA 0 funcionar ser谩 mau, se n茫o funcionar ser谩 ainda pior”, opinion article in Neg贸cios about the policy of reducing the VAT on some food items for six months, on April 4th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Clube de Fans”, comments on the away game of SL Benfica against Rio Ave FC for the national championship, on April 3rd, 2023. You can click here to read.

March

  • “Pol铆ticas baseadas na (falta de) evid锚ncia”, opinion article for Cadernos de Economia n潞142 January to March edition, on the policies recently proposed by the government regarding the housing sector. You can click here to read the article and here for the whole issue.
  • “Em Nome da Lei”,聽debate with Duarte Pacheco (PSD MP), Ivan Gon莽alves (PS MP), Nat谩lia Nunes (DECO) and Eduardo Oliveira e Sousa (CAP) about the zero VAT on selected food items as a measure to fight inflation, for Radio Renascen莽a, on March 31st, 2023. You can click here to listen. Also a synopsis can be read here.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments on the news about inflation numbers for March, as well as on the proposed policy of eliminating VAT on some food items to fight inflation. For SIC Not铆cias, on March 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Was it worth it to lower VAT in Spain”,聽comments on the impact of lowering the VAT on some food items in Spain, for Expresso, on March 31st, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments for CNN Portugal anticipating the final set of measures that will be announced the following day for the housing sector. On March 29th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Antena Aberta”, comments for Antena 1 on the current status of the financial and banking system in Europe, on March 28th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the announced deal between the the government, distribution and production representatives to lower the prices of food necessities, for聽 TVI, on March 28th 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the announced deal between the the government, distribution and production representatives to lower the prices of food necessities, on CNN Portugal, on March 27th 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments anticipating the deal between the government, distribution and production representatives to lower the prices of food necessities. On SIC Not铆cias, March 27th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal Nacional”, comments on the struggles and evolution of the middle class in Portugal, for TVI, on March 27th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal das 7”, comments about the decision of the government in stepping back from keeping the value added tax on food necessities at 6%, for SIC Not铆cias, on March 24th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal das 10”, comments anticipating the announcement of the numbers of the budget execution for 2022 as well as potential measures to fight inflation, on March 24th, 2023 for SIC Not铆cias. You can click here to watch.
  • “Dia do Estudante”, debate with Daniel Tra莽a, former dean of Nova SBE and Rita Alvarinho, former student of Nova SBE about the students role in the new century, goals and how to increase students engagement with society at large. For Cultural Talks Podcast, on March 24th, 2023. You can click here to listen in Spotify, or here.
  • “Economists and Businessmen aplaud the redesign of the fiscal rules in 2024”, comments on the new fiscal framework currently being discussed that will start in 2024, for Jornal Econ贸mico on March, 24th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the possibility of setting the value added tax on necessity goods to zero as a policy to fight inflation, for CNN Portugal on March 23th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “3 脿s 16”, comments on the potential measures to fight inflation of necessity goods, for RTP3, on March 23rd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Benfica’s gem with renewal in sight, but there is (tough) competition”, comments for Glorioso1904 on the potential renewel of Cher D’Dour’s contract with SL Benfica, on March 23rd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Da redu莽茫o do IVA ao acordo com a distribui莽茫o, como o Governo quer travar os pre莽os da alimenta莽茫o?”, comments on the parliamentary debate the day before, where measures to fight inflation were discussed. On March 23rd, 2022, for ECO. You can click here to read.
  • “360”, comments on the acquisition of Credit Suisse by UBS, the largest private bank in the world, as well as the stability of the financial system, for RTP3 on March 20th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da Meia Noite”, comments on the parliamentary debate, mostly on housing and inflation, for SIC Not铆cias, on March 22nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Receios de 2008 voltam e cortam etapas ao aperto monet谩rio na zona euro e EUA”, comments on the stability of the financial system and central bank policies to promote it in face of the recent events in the banking sector, on March 17th, for Jornal Econ贸mico. You can click here to read.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments on the recent developments of financial markets, namely Cr茅dit Suisse and First Republican Bank, interest rates and inflation dynamics, for SIC Not铆cias, on March 16th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Este Benfica dar谩 luta a qualquer advers谩rio nos ‘quartos’ da Champions”, comments on the potential Champions League quarter finals draw that will determine who SL Benfica’s going to play against. On March 16th, 2023, you can click here to read.
  • “3 脿s 11”, comments on the current situation with Cr茅dit Suisse and the anticipation of the hike in interest rates by the European Central Bank, for RTP3, on March 16th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the causes that lead to a failure of the Silicon Valley Bank and the rescue of Credit Suisse by the Swiss National Bank, as well as their potential impacts, for TVI, on March 16th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Centralisation of Media Rights Webinar”, debate on the merits (and demerits) of the collective bargaining model for media rights for the professional competitions of football in Portugal. On March 15th, 2023, sponsored by the Portuguese Professional Football League. You can click here to watch.聽
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the current banking crisis and its possible impacts in world economies, for Record TV Europa, on March 15th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Antena Aberta”, comments on the dynamics of inflation, interest rates and their impacts on households budgets. For Antena 1, on March 15th, 2023. You can click here to listen.
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the bankruptcy of the Silicon Valley Bank and on the stability of financial systems, for CNN Portugal, on March 13th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Mudan莽as de 煤ltima hora n茫o v茫o impedir que o Benfica ‘dance’ o bailinho da Madeira”, comments for Glorioso1904, anticipating SL Benfica’s starting eleven against Mar铆timo in Madeira, on March 12th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal Nacional”, comments on the price of food products for TVI, on March 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “What is at stake in rend control”, comments on the new government package for housing affordability, for Expresso, on March 10th,2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Inflation risks slower decline”, comments regarding inflation dynamics and what to expect going forward, for Expresso, on March 10th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal da Meia Noite”, comments regarding the dynamics behind food price inflation and the potential impact of lowering VAT on essential goods, on March 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”, comments on the determinants of food price inflation and the potential effects of price controls, for CNN Portugal, on March 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Ataque 脿 Profundidade”,聽comments on the trend of private investors taking control of european football clubs, as well as the consequences of economic groups owning multiple clubs, for Canal 11, on March 9th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “After seven years in the Presidency, Marcelo comes out as a “realist” and leaves six warnings”, comments on the portuguese economy outlook, namely on employment, housing markets and inflation, for ECO on March 9th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Clube de Fans”, comments on the round of 16 Champions League SL Benfica against FC Brugge game, for Record, on March 8th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Lu铆s Rodrigues, the professor who launched Big Brother, will now manage TAP”, comments on the future CEO of TAP, for ECO on March 8th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal de Domingo”, comments on the increase in food prices and its main determinants, for SIC Not铆cias, on March 6th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Not铆ci谩rio de Desporto”, comments on the news that the current co-CEO of SL Benfica’s SAD is indicted for fiscal fraud amongst other crimes, for Antena 1, on March 2nd, 2023. You can hear the interview here.

February

  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments on the evolution of inflation, the budget execution and what to expect going forward. On February 28th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Fim de Tarde”, comments on the Municipal Housing Charter announced by the president of Lisbon Municipality earlier in the day, as well as on the +Habita莽茫o program announced by the government, for CNN, on February 23rd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the increase in interest rates paid on deposits in Portugal, for TVI, on February 23rd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Supercritic inflation gives signs of relief”, comments on different measures of inflation and what they signal the path forward may be, for Jornal de Neg贸cios, on February 22nd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “A Pra莽a e a Rep煤blica”, debate on housing, immigration and the ukraninan crisis for Radio Universidade de Coimbra (RUC), on February 22nd, 2023. You can access the entire debate at RUC’s webpage for the show here.
  • The good, the bad, the inocuous and the dangerous policies鈥, comments for ECO on the merits and demerits of the different measures proposed in the new package proposed by the government for the housing sector. On February 17th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the announced policies targeted at increasing housing affordability, for CNN Portugal, on February 16th, 2023. You can watch here.
  • “Europa heute”, comments for Deutschlandfunk on the impact of the end of golden VISA program and the issues plaguing the residential housing market in Portugal. You can click here to listen (in German).
  • “Edi莽茫o da Tarde”, comments on the new package of policies for affordable housing. The first set of comments in anticipation of the press conference can be found here, and the comments after the policies were annouced can be found here. For SIC Not铆cias, on February 16th, 2023.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments to SIC Not铆cias on my study “The importance of Housing in Portugal: A Macroeconomic Perspective” and on households’ ability to do good on their mortgage payments given the hike in interest rates. On February 13th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “The unsustainable weight of housing”, comments to P煤blico on the costs of housing in Portugal, on February 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Everything slows down in 2023”, article on Jornal Econ贸mico about the economic outlook for the Portuguese econonomy in 2023. On February 10th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Clube de Fans – VAR conseguiu nivelar o jogo”, comments to Record about the Portuguese Cup game of SL Benfica against SC Braga, where the refereeing played a key role. On February 10th, 2023. Click here to read.
  • “Enzo Fern谩ndez might have been the key to pacifying Benfica”, interview to Glorioso1904 on the last transfer window and what to expect of the remainder of the season. On February 9th, 2023. Click here to read.
  • “Enzo? Je ne sais pas.. Chiquinho!”, weekly opinion article, this time about the impact of this transfer window for SL Benfica’s competitiveness. On Glorioso1904, on Februaru 8th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Destaque das 7 horas”, comments on the current teachers’ strike movement, for Renascen莽a, on February 8th, 2023. You can click here to listen. Also featured in the Not铆ciario das 9, abridged.
  • “Jornal das 8”, comments on the dynamics of interest paid and fees charged on households deposits in Portugal vs the rest of Europe, for TVI, on February 4th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Premier League and the World Cup were the engines of the market”, comments on the last football transfer window with Chelsea and Premiership clubs spending half of the total transfer money spent. For Neg贸cios, on February 3rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Base effects put Portugal in the lead of GDP growth in Europe”, comments on the fact that Portugal’s GDP growth in 2022 was at the top of the distribution across countries in the Euro-zone. On February 3rd, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “360”, comments on the new interest rate hikes from the ECB and its impact on European economies. For RTP3, on February 2nd, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”,聽interview to Kuriakos TV on the new data releases for GDP and inflation, on the real estate market and other issues about the Portuguese economy. On February 1st, 2023. You can click here to watch.

January

  • “Edi莽茫o da Noite”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the new data released regarding inflation and GDP, as well as what to look forward in 2023. On January 31st, 2023. You can click here to watch.聽
  • “Benfica takes to Leiria more spectators than Porto and Sporting together”, weekly opinion article on glorioso1904.pt, about the fact that more spectators in the Leiria stadium watched SL Benfica play against Casa Pia than FC Porto vs Sporting CP for the League Cup final. You can click here to read.
  • “Central banks are going to run losses, something not seen in Portugal seen 1992”, comments for P煤blico, on the causes and consequences of the losses central banks are expected to incur. On January 26th, 2023. You can click here to read (gated) or here (pdf).
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the new subscription of government bonds that exceeded by three times the amount that was expected, for TVI, on January 25th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Prime Time”,聽comments on the likelihood of a significant price correction in the housing sector in the next months, for CNN, on January 24th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments on dynamics of house prices, interest rates and housing affordability, for RTP3. On January 24th, 2023, you can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”,聽comments on the dynamics of the housing sector and the possibility of a major price correction in the next months. For SIC Not铆cias, on January 24th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Treasury bonds yield three times as much as Medina expected”, comments on the fact that sales of treasury bonds were three times larger than the Minister of Finance Fernando Medina expected, for Neg贸cios, on January 24th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Academia and Reality – Taxes fall but prices not so much”, monthly column in Neg贸cios, this time on the predicted impact of lowering the sales tax on essential goods to zero. On January 24th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Portugal in risk of a real estate bubble about to explode?”, comments on house price dynamics and the likelihood of a large price correction in the next months, for Expresso, on January 23rd, 2023. You can click here to read (gated) or here (pdf). Also featured in the printed edition on January 27th, 2023 (here).
  • “Rui Costa inverts the strategy”, weekly column on Glorioso1904.pt, this time on how the current transfer window trading seems to suggest an inversion of past strategies, putting more emphasis on current sports performance. You can click here to read.
  • “International institution raise wages between 3 and 7%”, comments on wage growth from international economic institutions and inflation dynamics, for Expresso, on January 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “ECB more pessimistic than markets regarding inflation”, comments on inflation expectations from the ECB, surveys of professionals and implied inflation rates from financial markets, for Expresso, on January 20th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Economists estimate reduced impact of zero sales tax on essential goods”, comments on the potential impacts of lowering the sales tax on essential goods on inflation, for Expresso, on January 17th, 2023. You can click here to read (pdf here). Also featured in the printed edition of January 20th, 2023 (here).
  • “Romance between governments and the ECB on its way to a divorce”,聽 comments on the political dynamics between governments and the ECB on the path of interest rates and inflation control, for ECO, on January 16th, 2023. You can click here to access.
  • “Real Estate: exhuberant prices are here to stay”, comments on house price dynamics and golden visas, for P煤blico, on January 15th, 2023. You can click here to read (pdf here).
  • “It is not just about buying, but also why do we buy”, weekly column on Glorioso1904.pt, this time about the rationale (or lack off) behind SL Benfica acquiring another club, on January 14th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Will inflation fall to close to 3% in 2023 as M谩rio Centeno said?”, opinion article on inflation dynamics for 2023, for Expresso, on January 13th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “Jack Ma – the removal of a millionaire that critized the ruling power”, comments on how Jack Ma leaving the leadership of the Ant Group may affect its prospects for a future IPO. For Expresso, on January 12th, 2023. You can click here to access.
  • “Jornal das 8”, comments on portuguese firm’s growth and internationalization determinants, for SIC Not铆cias, on January 10th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “1973-2023: Miguel St. Aubyn, Pedro Brinca e Ricardo Paes Mamede analisam os 煤ltimos 50 anos da economia portuguesa”, interview to Expresso about the evolution of the Portuguese economy in the last 50 years, on January 9th, 2023. You can click here to acess.
  • “Fortnite is football’s new rival”, weekly column on Glorioso.pt about coming up with an integrated strategy for e-sports for SL Benfica. On January 7th, 2023. You can click here to read.
  • “How was the Portuguese economy 50 years ago”, comments on the evolution of the Portuguese economy in the last 50 years, for Expresso, on January 7th, 2023. You can click here to access.

2022


December

  • “To sell or not to sell, that is the question”, weekly opinion article on the tradeoffs of selling Enzo Fern谩ndez and what could be done with the revenues. For Glorioso1904, on December 31st, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the possibility of ending the valued added sales tax on essential goods and its impact, for TVI on December 29th, 2022. You can click here to watch.聽
  • “Economists acknowledge possibility of mild recession next year”, comments for Ag锚ncia Lusa on the economic outlook for Portugal and Europe in 2023. On December 28th, 2022. Featured in ECO, Dinheiro Vivo, Di谩rio de Not铆cias, and Idealista.
  • “Academia and Reality – Interest rates rise, but not for all”, monthly opinion column in Jornal de Neg贸cios, this time about how interest rates charged on loans have followed the increases in rates from the ECB, but not interest paid on deposits. On December 27th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “The government budget brings less fiscal relief than expected”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on the positive and negative aspects of the government budget for 2023. On December 24th, 2022. You can click here to read.聽
  • “Ball possession should be means to an end, not an end in itself”, weekly column on Gloroso1904.pt about the style of play of many teams, who achieve very high percentages of ball possession without consequence. On December 23rd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Ahead.. For now.”, opinion article in Expresso, about the comparisons made between Romania and Portugal in terms of GDP. On December 23rd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “A Superleague that respects the european tradition so we can win the Champions”, weekly opinion article for Glorioso1904 on the prospects of an european superleague and what it could mean for SL Benfica. On December 17th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Are we pass the peak of inflation?”, comments on the likelihood that inflation has peaked already for Portugal and the Euro-Area and what to expect going forward. On December 16th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “There is oil missing in the economy’s engine for 2023”, opinion article on the relevance of public investment for growth dynamics in 2023 for Portugal and how the low execution rate for the Recovery and Resilience Plan can be a threat. For Jornal Econ贸mico, on December 16th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal das 12”, comments on the Bank of Portugal’s forecasts regarding inflation and GDP for 2023 and the relevance of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for investment dynamics. For SIC Not铆cias, on December 16th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the interest rate hike from the ECB, increases in the minimum wage and lump sum transfer to vulnerable households on behalf of the government, for TVI, on December 16th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Should Rui Costa renew Roger Schmidt’s contract?”, comments on the news that SL Benfica is negotiating a contract extension with their football coach Roger Schmidt, for Record on December 16th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Especial Informa莽茫o”,聽debate on the possibility of creating a star-region in Portugal, characterized by a high concentration of talent, infrastructrure, knowledge and capital, such that it can be a growth determinant for the country. For SIC Not铆cias, on December 15th, 2022. You can click here to watch. Also featured on Expresso, here.
  • “More than 6 billion in public investment were unspent since 2015”, comments on the dynamics of public investment for the Portuguese economy, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on December 15th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • 鈥淔irst sports performance and only then financial performance鈥,聽weekly opinion article on Glorioso1904, about the need of the major clubs in Portugal to promote and sell players in order to be competitive in international competitions. On December 9th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “The american dream of portuguese exports”, comments on the dynamics of portuguese exports in face of current macroeconomic dynamics and energy prices. For Expresso, on December 9th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Antena Aberta”, comments for Antena 1 on the impacts of the hike in interest rates on household mortgage credit and what policies could be considered. On December 2nd, 2022. You can click here to listen.
  • “Achieve the impossible”, inaugural weekly opinion article in Glorioso1904, making a statement of purpose regarding my contribution. On December 2nd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar Especial – Neg贸cios da Bola”, interview about the collective bargaining and market structure of football tv rights in Portugal. On December 1st, 2022 in Kuriakos TV. You can click here to watch.

November

  • “Academia e Realidade: The shot of the World Cup may backfire”, opinion article in my monthly column at Neg贸cios, this time on the returns Qatar may get from hosting the World Cup. On November 29th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the process and approval for the government budget for 2023, for TVI, on November 28th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Relief in energy crisis questions recession scenario for Europe”, comments for Expresso on the energy crisis and the ability Europe has shown in substituting the origin and type of energy formerly imported from Russia. On November 25th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal das 10”,聽comments on the government budget and the risks of it being executed for 2023. For SIC Not铆cias, on November 25th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Economia Dia a Dia”, debate with Jo茫o Duque, president of ISEG, on the overall outlook for the government budget, the macroeconomic scenario that it is based upon and the golden visa program. For Expresso, on November 24th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Manh茫 Antena 1”, comments on recent OECD forecasts for GDP and inflation for Portugal, for Antena 1, on November 22nd, 2022. You can click here to listen.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments on the decrease in inflation in the US and Canada and what to expect for Europe going forward. For TVI, on November 22nd, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Falar Global”, comments for CMTV on the portuguese unicorn companies i.e. companies leveraged on technology that in their initial public offering were valued at least at one billion euros. You can click here to watch.
  • “Advogado do Diabo”, debate on the merits of Qatar as a host for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, for Jornal de Neg贸cios, on November 18th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “脡 ou N茫o 脡”, debate with Raquel Vaz Pinto, Ant贸nio Tadeia and Miguel Poiares Maduro on the social, politic and economic impacts of the world cup taking place in Qatar. For RTP1, on November 15th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “VI Congresso dos Gestores Portugueses”, opening talk on the VI Congress of the Portuguese Managers, presenting the study I participated as co-author From Made In to Created In, on November 10th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Talk on the impact of the rise in interest rates”, participation in a debate regarding the determinants of the rise in the interest rates, how it affects households and financial institutions, featured on ECO and SRS Legal. On November 9th, 2022.
  • “Not铆ciario Antena 1”, comments on the Residence Permit for Investment program for Antena 1, on November 7th, 2022. You can click here to listen.
  • “Recession threatens the economy in 2023”, comments on the likelihood of Portugal and the Eurozone to get into a recession during 2023, for Expresso, On November 4th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI on the potential end of the Resident Permit for Investment program, commonly known as golden visas. On November 4th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Study by the ECB contradicts Costa. Demand is pushing inflation as much as supply”, comments on the relative weight of supply and demand on inflation, for ECO, On November 4th, 2022. You can read it here.
  • “New Horizons: ESG as a founding stone”, article for the special issue of the magazine of the OROC (Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas) and their XIV Annual Congress, about ESG practices. On November 4th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “360”, comments on RTP3 on the new legislation under discussion to help households to cope with the increase in mortgage payments, as well as on central bank independence and what to expect of inflation going forward. On November 3rd, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Back to the Past in Nagosela”, presentation of my genealogy work on the Parish of Treixedo records at Nagagosela’s village council, featured on Defesa da Beira, on November 1st, 2022. You can click here to read.

October

  • “Clube de Fans”, comments on SL Benfica’s victory over GD Chaves for the portuguese league. For Record, on October 30th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Manh茫 SIC Not铆cias”, comments on inflation dynamics, the need of independence for central banks and the recent political debacle in the UK. On October 29th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal da CNN”, comments on the new inflation numbers and what to expect going forward, for CNN Portugal, on October 28th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “GDP avoids fall but stagnates in the third quarter”, comments on GDP dynamics and what to expect until the end of the year for the portuguese economy. On October 28th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”, comments on the recent releases by the National Statistics Institute of Portugal (INE) regarding inflation for October, at SIC Not铆cias. On October 28th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “18.20”, comments on the rationale for the hike in interest rates by the ECB and what to expect going forward. At RTP3, on October 27th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “The risk is having governments and central banks against each other”, comments on the (lack of) coordination between fiscal and monetary policy in the euro-area, for P煤blico, on October 27th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “360潞”, comments on the discussion in parliament of the proposal for the 2023 government budget, with Susana Peralta. At RTP3, on October 26th, 2023. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽interview at TVI regarding the anticipated hike in interest rates and policies being proposed to tackle the difficulties some families are having with mortgage payments. On October 26th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “The impact of the hike on interest rates on mortgage payments”,聽 participation in a debate with Cec铆lia Meireles, Rui Bairrada, Filipa Roseta and Gon莽alo Santos on the impacts of the hike on intererst rates on the housing market. Introduction by the Treasury Secretary, Nuno Mendes. For ECO, on October 26th, 2022. You can click here to watch the debate and here to read a summary article written about it.
  • “Academia and Reality – Gasoline in the Inflation Fire”, opinion article in my monthly column on how current inflation dynamics are explained by both supply and demand factors, for Neg贸cios, on October 25th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”, interview for Kuriakos TV on the current stat of economic affairs in Portugal. On October 21st, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Duelo”, opinion article for Expresso on whether the government budget proposal for 2023 is realistic. On October 14th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio Dia”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the policies proposed by the government for the 2023 government budget and on the plausibility of the macroeconomic cenario on which they are based. On October 11th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Economics Nobel Prize 2022”, short article about Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig’s work that made them the 2022 laureates with the Economic Sciencies Prize in the Memory of Alfred Nobel. For Revista L铆der, on October 10th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “3 脿s 10”, comments on Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig’s work that made them the 2022 laureates with the Economic Sciencies Prize in the Memory of Alfred Nobel. For RTP3, on October 10th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Fala Portugal”, comments on the government proposals in the new state budget for 2023 and on the empirical plausibility of the macro scenario. For Record TV Europa on October 10th, 2022. You can click here to watch.聽
  • “Em Nome da Lei – Mortgage lending: more than 20 thousand households already filed for support to DECO”, debate on the proposed policies for supporting housholds face the recent interest rate hikes, with Mariana Mort谩gua, In锚s de Sousa Real, Filipe Melo and Nat谩lia Nunes, moderated by Marina Pimentel. On Radio Renascen莽a, on October 8th, 2022. You can click here to listen to the program or here to read a summary.
  • “Inflation at 4% for 2023 is not ideal but is it realistic? What the numbers brought forth by the government reveal“, comments on the plausibility of government forecasts regarding real GDP growth and inflation for 2023. For Observador, on October 7th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”,聽comments on the details that start emerging regarding the government’s proposal for the 2023 budget, for SIC Not铆cias. On October 7th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, debate on RTP3 with Ricardo Paes Mamede on the details that start emerging regarding the government’s proposal for the 2023 budget. On October 7th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Espa莽o das 10”, debate with Rosa Borges moderated by Eduarda Maio, on the overall outlook for the government budget for 2023, at Antena 1. On October 6th, 2022. You can listen to the debate here.
  • “Em Nome da Lei – Fiscal Competitiveness in Portugal”, debate for R谩dio Renascen莽a, with Paulo N煤ncio and Rog茅rio Fernandes Ferreira on corporate income tax reform. On October 1st, 2022. You can listen the debate here.
  • “Fala Portugal – O Impacto da Infla莽茫o”, comments on the impacts of inflation on portuguese households and what to expect going forward. For Record TV Europa, on October 6th, 2022. You can click here to watch.

聽 聽September

  • “What economy will the next president find?”, comments on the Brazilian economy and the economic status quo the next president will be faced with. On September 30th, 2022, for Expresso. You can click here to read.
  • “Will it be this time that house prices will fall?”, comments for Expresso on the expectations for house prices going forward. On September 30rd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “At the end of the day”, interview with Doutor Finan莽as about the impacts of inflation on households and what to expect going forward. On September on 28th, 2022. You can access a short video summary of the interview here and the audio of the whole session here.
  • “Have no illusions. It is likely that inflation falls, but prices will remain high”, comments for CNN Portugal on what to expect from inflation dynamics fo the next months. On September 27th, 2022. You can access the comments here.
  • “Academia and Reality – With or without collective bargaining, without competition we are going nowhere”, opinion article in my monthly column on how the lack of competition on the market for distribution of football games in Portugal severely impairs the possibilities for clubs to repeat the revenues achieved in 2015. For Neg贸cios, on September 27th, 2022. You can read the article here.
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽comments on the new projections of the Portuguese Fiscal Policy Council and what new measures to support the economy might be coming forward in next years’ budget. On September 26th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Despite surplus in the first semester, economists disagree regarding what follows”, comments about portuguese government budget dynamics until the end of the year. On September 23rd, 2022, for Observador. You can access the article here.
  • “GDP is slowing down and recession risk looms closer”, comments on recent economic activity indicators regarding the portuguese economy, for Expresso. On September 23rd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Conselho da Produtividade”, comments on papers and the portuguese economy on productivity and public subsidies, for Conselho Econ贸mico e Social, on September 23rd, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “360”,聽comments for RTP3 on the new predictions for the budget deficit, debt, GDP growth and inflation from the Portuguese Fiscal Policy Council. On September 22nd, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “Sociedade Civil”,聽tv show from RTP2 focused on bringing technical terms to a wider audience. This episode focused on inflation. With Ricardo Reis and Filipe Garcia, on September 22nd,. 2022, you can watch the debate here.
  • “Club groups in football? Bad news for the big three”, comments for Neg贸cios regarding the recent trend of financial groups acquiring multiple stakes in different clubs at different tiers and the threat it poses to the current business model for the three biggest clubs in Portugal. On Neg贸cios, on September 20th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Mortgage payments grow up to 59% in a year and a half”, comments for Expresso on the impacts of the increase in interest rates on households. On September 16th, 2022. You can read the article here.
  • “Edi莽茫o do Meio-Dia”,聽comments for TVI regarding the new measures approved by the government to support companies in their struggle with inflation and energy price surges. On September 16th, 2022, you can click here to watch.
  • “Advogado do Diabo”, participation in Jornal de Neg贸cios’ talk show, with Lu铆s Henrique and Diana Ramos, about the new rescue packages and other economic issues. On September 16th, 2022, you can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI regarding the new measures approved by the government to support companies in their struggle with inflation and energy price surges. On September 16th, 2022, you can click here to watch.
  • “360潞”, comments for RTP3 on the new package aimed at companies by the government, to fight the impacts of the energy crises and inflation. On September 15th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Tarde”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the policy package announced by the government hours earlier to help firms coping with inflation and the surge in energy prices. You can click here to watch.
  • “Duel: Do you agree with the crisis’ response package presented by the government?”, article for Expresso on the merits of the government plan to tackle inflation and the government crisis. On Expresso, September 9th, 2022. You can click here for the online version, or here for the printed version (slightly abridged).
  • “Interest rates: specialist says BCE didn’t have other option in face of Euro depreciation”, comments for Antena 1 regarding the ECB decision to raise interest rates by 75 basis points and its impact on the EUR/USD exchange rate. On september 8th, 2022. You can click here to hear.
  • “Pedro Brinca dismisses Benfica’s losses”, comments for Record on the 2021/2022 profits and losses report which shows an EUR35M鈧 loss. On September 9th, 2022. You can click here to read the short version printed in paper and here to the complete version published online.
  • “ECB decided biggest interest rate increase yet with no recession in sight”, comments on the interest rate hike of 75 basis points from the ECB, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on September 9th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Clube de F茫s”, comments on SL Benfica’s Champion League match against Maccabi Haifa on September 7th, 2022, for Record. You can read it here.
  • “Ao Vivo na Reda莽茫o”, debate with S贸nia Louren莽o, journalist at Expresso in Expresso’s headquarters, about the aid package that was announced the day before. On September 7th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Jornal das 12”,聽comments for SIC Not铆cias on the announced package of policies to fight inflation and the energy crisis. On September 7th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, comments for TVI’s morning show on what to expect from the aid package to be announced later in the day to help Portuguese households to cope with the impacts of inflation the energy crisis. On September 5th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “360”, comments for RTP3 in anticipation of the aid package to be announced the following day to tackle the impacts of the energy crisis and inflation. On September 4th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “CNN Domingo”, commnets for CNN Portugal on what to expect from the policy package the government is about to release to help households cope with the impacts of inflation and the hike interest rates. On September 4th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Recession fears increase after Jackson Hole”, comments on expectations regarding inflation dynamics and recent statements by Christine Lagarde questioning the ECB’s ability to bring down inflation. For Novo, on September 3rd 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Jornal das 12”, comments for SIC Not铆cias on the upcoming aid package in face of the social crisis caused by inflation and increases in interest rates. On September 3rd, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Portugal’s trade deficit with Russia worsens”, comments on the trade dynamics with Russia since the conflict in Ukraine started. On September 2nd, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Inflation worsens inequalities”, comments for Expresso on the impact of inflation on consumption inequality, on September 2nd, 2022. You can click here to read.

聽 August

  • “Esta Manh茫”聽comments on TVI’s morning show about the impacts of inflation on households’ savings and firm behavior. On August 30th, 2022. You can click here to access the clip of the show.
  • “Academia and Reality – Justice delayed is justice denied”, opinion article in my monthly column on the processual length of cases submitted to the administrative and fiscal courts in Portugal and its abuse by tax authorities in litigation with taxpayers. On Neg贸cios, August 30th, 2022. You can click here to read the article.
  • “Inflation devalues savings”, comments for Dinheiro Vivo about the impacts of inflation on the purchasing power of bank deposits. On August 29th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Inflation corrodes 16.6 billion euro from deposits”, comments on the impacts of inflation on households’ savings in Portugal, for Neg贸cios, on August 29th, 2022. You can read the comments here.
  • “Fans’ Club”, comments for Record regarding the third championship game against Boavista FC. On August 28th, 2022. You can access the comments here.
  • “Double GDP in 20 years? Last time was in 1990”, comments for Expresso on the likelihood of the portuguese economy doubling its GDP in 20 years, as proposed by SEDES. On August 26th, 2022. You can read the comments here.
  • “Rental prices at a five year peak”, comments for Agora Europa on the price dynamics of home rental prices in Portugal and what to expect in the coming months. On August 21st, 2022, you can click here to read.
  • “Duelo”,聽article for Expresso on the proposed social emergency package from Lu铆s Montenegro, the leader of the main opposition party PSD. On August 19th, 2022. You can click here to read.
  • “Esta Manh茫”,聽comments on TVI’s morning show regarding the impacts of the fall in fuel prices and what to expect going forward. On August, 15th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Portugal is amongst the least generous in the EU with public sector wages”, comments for Expresso on the potential public sector wages contribution for inflation. On August 12th, 2022. Click here to read.
  • “Households reduce purchases to the bare essential”,聽comments for Expresso on inflation dynamics and what to expect going forward, on August 12th, 2022. You can click here to read.聽
  • “Jornal das 8”, comments for TVI, on the comparison between the crisis of 2011-2013 and the current one in terms of their relative impact on portuguese households purchasing power. On August 12th, 2022. Click here to see the clip.
  • “Inflation may reach 10% but will lower towards the end of the year” comments on the expectations regarding inflation dynamics for the portuguese economy. On August 5th, 2022. You can click here to access the piece.
  • “Turism helps fight off risk of recessions”, comments for Expresso regarding the likelihood of the Portuguese economy experiencing two consecutive quarters of chained negative growth and the role of tourism. On August 5th, 2022. You can click here to access the article.
  • “Academia and Reality – News about natural gas non-substitutability seem to be greatly exaggerated”, monthly opinion article in Jornal de Neg贸cios, on the degree of substitutability of natural gas for European households and firms. On August, 2nd, 2022. You can access the article here.

聽 聽 July

  • “Edi莽茫o da Manh茫”, comments on the global and local economic outlook regarding inflation and economic activity. For SIC Not铆cias, on July 30th, 2022. You can watch the interview here.
  • “360”, comments on the current debate regarding the surcharge on abnormal profits obtained by many companies during this inflationary peak, for RTP3. On July 29th, 2022. You can watch the interview here.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Tarde”, comments on the recent data releases from the National Statistics Institute on GDP, inflation and the current debate on the surchage on windfall profits from inflation. For SIC Not铆cias, on July 29th, 2022. You can watch the interview here.
  • “Edi莽茫o da Manh茫 “, comments on the windfall for the government in terms of fiscal revenue due to inflation and its consequences for households. For SIC Not铆cias, on July 29th, 2022. You can watch the comments here.
  • “Entrevista da Tarde”, interview to Antena 1 on the two consecutive quarters of negative growth of the US economy, its determinants and what to expect. On July 28th, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “JE Talks: The Industry of Football”, debate on Jornal Econ贸mico TV special edition on the industry of football. With Lu铆s Cassiano, on July 28th, 2022. You can click here to watch the debate.
  • “Fala Portugal”, interview for TV Record Europa about the impacts of the increase in the interest rates on inflation and on households disposable income. On July 22nd, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “Antena Aberta”, interview for Antena 1, national radio broadcasting service, regarding the impacts of the interest rate hike on inflation and households’ living conditions. On July 22nd, 2022. You can listen to the whole program here, or the clip of my intervention here.
  • “2022 may very well be a very good year for the Portuguese economy”, opinion article for Jornal Econ贸mico on the economic outlook for the Portuguese economy during 2022. On July 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here or the online version here.
  • “Exchange rates: depreciation of the Euro vs the US Dollar may continue”, comments for Expresso on the dynamics of the EUR vs USD exchange rate and what to expect going forward. On July 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Recession risk in the Euro-Zone is increasing”, comments for Expresso on the potential impact of ECB’s interest rate hikes on the likelihood of recession in the Euro-Zone. On July 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “How the growth in interest rates impacts our lives”, comments for Expresso on inflation dynamics for the short to medium-run and how ECB’s interest rate hike may affect them. On July 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “News about the death of the great moderation are greatly exaggerated”, opinion article for P煤blico about the decision of the ECB to increase the reference rates by 50 basis points, on July 22nd, 2022. You can read the article here.
  • “360”, comments on RTP3 on the increase in the reference rates from the ECB by 50 basis points and what to expect in terms of future inflation dynamics. On July, 21st, 2022. You can access the program here.
  • “Ant贸nio Costa: GDP per capita in Portugal increased 18% since 2015 – Pol铆grafo”, comments for Pol铆grafo about the statements regarding GDP growth by the Prime-Minister Ant贸nio Costa. On July 20th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “The price of coffee went from 50 escudos to 50 cents – Pol铆grafo”,comments on price dynamics during the change from Escudos to Euro in 2022. For Pol铆grafo, on July 14th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “States are getting more and more into energy companies”, comments for ECO on the strategic value of energy companies in Europe as a consequence of the geopolitcal situation in Ukraine. On July 10th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Do Europeans still believe in 2% inflation? Maybe not”, comments for Expresso on inflation expectations for the Euro-zone. On July 8th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Academia and Reality – We are the the last in Europe in terms of financial literacy”,聽monthly column in Jornal de Neg贸cios, regarding the need for better financial literacy in Portugal, especially given the times ahead. On July, 7th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Euro-zone risks recession if Russian gas is cut”, comments for Expresso on the potential impacts of a stop on imports to the euro-zone of Russian gas. On July, 1st, 2022. You can access the article here.

聽 聽 June

  • “How to face the increase in livings costs?”, comments for TV Record online news portal on what to expect regarding inflation and strategies for households to deal with it. On June 30th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Falar Portugal”, comments for TV Record Europa on the dynamics of inflation and strategies households should pursuit to minimize its impact. On June 27th, 2022. You can click here to watch.
  • “Espa莽o 脿s 10”, debate on the origins of inflation and strategies that families should consider to minimize its adverse effects in their family budgets. On Antena 1, on June 27th, 2022. You can click here to listen.
  • “Economists point to government surplus this quarter”, comments to Lusa on what to expect of the government budget surplus this quarter and for 2022. On June 24th, featured in ECO and Di谩rio de Not铆cias.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, interview to TVI, on June 22nd, 2022, about a recent study from Jorge Neves Foundation on the dynamics of productivity, employment and wages in the portuguese economic for the past decade. You can access the study here and the interview here.
  • “Talking European”, interview to Euroregi茫o, a news outlet focused on regional EU growth dynamics and structural funds, on June 10th, 2022. You can access the interview here and follow their channel here.
  • “ECB prepares last meeting before raising interest rates”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on inflation dynamics and what to expect going forward. On June 9th, 2022. You can click here for the online version or here (soon) for a print of the article.
  • “No one dares saying inflation peaked at 8%”,聽comments on Eco on the dynamics of inflation and what to expect going forward. On June 8th, 2022. Click here to access.
  • “Academia and Reality – News about inflation’s death were grossly exaggerated”, monthly column this time addressing why inflation resurged and what to expect going forward. On June, 7th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “360”, comments on RTP3 about energy price dynamics, inflation and growth perspectives for the portuguese economy in 2022. On June 6th, 2022. You can watch the clip here.
  • “Inflation reaches highest value since 1993 and will only slowdown after the summer”, comments for Expresso on the dynamics of inflation and what to expect going forward. On June 3rd, 2022. You can reach the article here.
  • “Strong start will lead growth to 6% this year”, comments for Expresso on the perspectives for GDP growth during 2022, after an above than expected growth in Q1. On June 3rd, 2022. You can reach the article here.

聽 聽 May

  • “European funds are fundamental for regional convergence”, comments for Di谩rio de Viseu about the results of the EuroRegi茫o project, where we show how european funds impacted regional convergence. On May 20th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Mortgage payments increase for 1.35 million households”, comments for Expresso on the impacts of an increase in the reference rates for mortgage payments on households. In Expresso, on May 13th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “EuroRegi茫o Talks – Tondela”, presentation of the results of one project in co-authorship with Jo茫o Duarte and Sofia Terlica regarding the impact of the structural funds on the economic convergence between municipalities in Portugal and from Portugal with Europe. You can access my presentation here and the whole session here.
  • “Academia and Reality – Central Bank need to focus”, monthly column in Neg贸cios, regarding the political pressure for an expanding role of central banks. On May 5th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Fan’s club”,聽comments on the home game of SL Benfica on May 8th 2022, for Record. You can access the article here.
  • “A joint look at long tail risks”, panel on the analysis of long tail risks, organized by AEON together with Neg贸cios, on May 6th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “COVID zero in China threats world recovery”, comments on the impacts that the policies of COVID ZERO in China may have in the world economy. For Neg贸cios, on May 6th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “GDP growth is surprising but warrants caution”, comments on the GDP preliminary estimates for the first quarter by INE, to Expresso, on May 6th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Open letter to Rui Costa”,聽open letter by 118 associates, one of them me, of SL Benfica asking for more transparency, including inquiring the status of what was an electoral promise – a forensic audit regarding the period before the last election. Featured in Record, on May 2nd, and can be accessed here.
  • “The owners of the game, together in one channel”, comments on the concentration operations during the 2010’s in the market for the transmission of tv rights for the portuguese Primeira Liga. On Record, May 1st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Centralized revolution”, comments on the impacts of collective vs individual bargaining of tv rights for the portuguese Primeira Liga and its impacts on revenues and revenues distribution, for Record, on May, 1st, 2022. You can access the article here.聽

聽 聽 聽April

  • “Is it possible to stop inflation without going into recession?”, comments on inflation dynamics and how expectations and the recovery and resilience plan might make an interest rate hike by the ECB inevitable. For Expresso, on April 29th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Economists predict quarterly GDP growth of about 9%”, comments on what to expect regarding GDP growth for the first quarter of 2022, for Ag锚ncia Lusa on April 28th 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “A Funda莽茫o d谩 que pensar”,聽interview to R谩dio Renascen莽a in a weekly program, this week focusing on the book about the real estate market in Portugal where I co-authored a chapter with Jo茫o Duarte. On April 26th, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “Face to Face – is the new government budget realistic?”, article commenting on the government budget for 2022, its vulnerabilities and impacts for 2022. For Expresso on April, 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Medina aligns his government budget with Stability Program”, comments on the new government budget and the main threats to its execution during 2022. On April 22nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Falar Portugal”, comments for Record TV, about the new government budget and prospects for the portuguese economy for 2022. On April 14th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “The portuguese economy grew 9.3% in the first quarter”, comments for Expresso on the performance of the portuguese economy during the first quarter of 2022 and what is yet to come. On April 14th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Jornal das 8”,聽comments for SIC on the highest value of inflation in almost 20 years and the dangers of an interest rate hike. On April 12th, 2022. You can access the clip here.
  • “No to collective bargaining”, monthly opinion article on the impacts of the collective bargaining model of tv rights for portuguese football, in Neg贸cios. On April 12th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Inflation will keep heating up to the summer”, comments on expectations regarding inflation for Expresso, on April 8th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Esta Manh茫”, interview at a morning show in TVI, where I talked about the real estate market and a new book project, lead by Paulo M.M. Rodrigues, to which I contributed with a co-authored chapter on the macroeconomics dimension of the real estate market. On April 4th, 2022. The interview can be accessed here.
  • Europe has to cut their imports of gas and oil from Russia for sanctions to be effective”, comments for Expresso on April 4th, 2022, on the importance of cutting imports of energy from Russia. You can access the article here.
  • “Especial Guerra na Europa”, comments on the cereals shortage and the dynamics of prices and economic activity in Europe, for SIC Noticias, on April 3rd, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “Less money and competitiveness: the dark side of collective bargaining”, interview for Jogo Econ贸mico, a Jornal Economico tv segment broadcasted on ABOLA TV, on April 1st, 2022. You can access the whole program here, or just the interview here.
  • “Inflation at its highest since 1994”,聽comments for Expresso regarding the factors affecting the current price hikes and what is likely to come in the future. On April 1st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “War, inflation and GDP force government to remake the budget”, comments on the budgetary impacts of the current political and economic dynamics, for Expresso, on April 1st, 2022. You can access the article here.

聽 聽 March

  • “Inflation increases for 6 months now, is at its highest in 28 years and won’t slow down anytime soon”,聽comments for Expresso on inflation dynamics for Portugal and what to expect in the coming months. On March, 31st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “The geopolitics of garbage”, article for Revista L铆der on the dynamics of garbage creation, how it is distributed around the world and new trends in garbage management, on March 31st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Jornal das 8”, comments for TVI on the reasons behind gas price heterogeneity across different gas stations, on March 30th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “The world that follows – Episode 4: The recovery and resilience plan, a plan in need of revision?”, interview for the Funda莽茫o Francisco Manuel dos Santos’ podcast, on current economic dynamics in Portugal and Europe as a consequence of the pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine. On March 30th, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “Government has some room to accommodate extra defense spending”, comments on the possibility of accelerating defense spending to meet the 2% of GDP commitment with other NATO countries, to Jornal Econ贸mico, on March 26th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Tourism can help save economic growth this year”,聽comments on growth expectations for the portuguese economy and the role that tourism may have. In Expresso, on March 26th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • 鈥淲e should welcome fiscal discipline鈥, interview on the state of the portuguese and european economies and on a new proposal to condition fiscal discipline on deviations from inflation targets. On Neg贸cios, March 22nd, 2022. You can access the interview here.
  • “What is the impact of the sanctions on R煤ssia and the European Union?”,聽comments on the sanctions’ impact on Russia and EU, on March 18th, 2022, for Expresso. You can access the article here.
  • “Nyet to imports of russian energy. Now!”, montlhy column on Neg贸cios on why we should stop importing energy from Russia. On March 15th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Inflation: consumers’ biggest enemy for 2022”, comments on inflation dynamics for the Portuguese economy during 2022, for Expresso, on March 15th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “The collective bargaining of TV rights”, debate on Falar Benfica, a SL Benfica’s fan page and youtube channel, with Tiago Godinho, Jos茅 Ros谩rio and Jo茫o Diogo Manteigas on the impact that the collective bargaining of tv rights will have on portuguese football and SL Benfica. On March 13th, 2022. You can acess the video here.
  • “VAR can bring more suspicion”, comments for Record on the impact that the video assistant referee (VAR) has on the portuguese league. On March 13th, 2022. You can access the article here and a short quote on the printed version here.
  • “ECB speeds up phasing out of stimulae under the motto of ‘uncertainty, more options'”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on the prospects for monetary policy in the coming months, on March 11th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Is a new recession coming?”, comments for Expresso on the projections regarding economic growth for Portugal and the European Union as a consequence of the conflict in Ukraine. On March 11th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Portuguese take advantage of record savings during the pandemic to invest with higher risk”, comments on the dynamics of portuguese portfolio decisions in the aftermath of the pandemic, for ECO. On March 9th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “360”, comments for RTP3 on the geopolitical and economic dynamics of the sanctions to Russia and what it would mean to Europe to cutt-off imports for natural gas and oil. On March, 8th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “Jornal das 8”,聽comments for TVI on the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine on gas and diesel prices and what to expect. On March 5th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “The economy should grow at about 5%”, comments for Expresso on what to expect for 2022 regarding the growth prospects of the portuguese economy. On March 4th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Some clouds in the recovery horizon”,聽article for Jornal Econ贸mico, regarding expectations about the economic developments for the portuguese economy. On March 4th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Russia financially isolated. Is economics a weapon?”, comments for Observador, regarding the impact of the economic sanctions issued against Russia in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine. On March 2nd, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Especial de Guerra na Europa”,聽comments on SIC Not铆cias about the conflict in Ukraine and its possible impacts in the dynamics of EU and Portugal’s economy. On March 1st, 2022. You can access the interview here.

聽 聽 聽February

  • “Impact in the economy is inevitable, but is too soon to gauge its impact in the economic recovery”, comments for Jornal Econ贸mico on exposition of the portuguese economy to the conflict in Ukraine. On February 25th, you can access the article here.
  • “Entrevistas da Manh茫”, comments for Antena 1, on the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine, on February 22nd, 2022. The audio clip can be accessed here.聽
  • “Isto 茅 ou n茫o 茅”, debate on the impact of the conflict in Ukraine on economic dynamics for europe and Portugal, on RTP1, on February 22nd, 2022. You can access the complete show here.
  • “Fala Portugal”, interview to Record TV about the economic impacts of the conflict in Ukraine. On February, 22nd, 2022. You can find the video here.
  • “Prices increase: the new threat to tourism”, comments for Publituris about inflation dynamics in Europe and its relevance for the tourist sector, on February 18th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Prices that increase the most in Portugal”, comments for Expresso on inflation dynamics and its impact on welfare, on February 18h, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Pandemic is about to end, but leaves a legacy”, comments for Neg贸cios on the lasting impacts that the pandemic will produce for the portuguese economy, on February 17th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”, interview on the dynamics of the portuguese economy, namely inflation and labor relations for the post-COVID19 world, for Kuriakos TV on February 16th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “Households are not used to self-insure against interest rate changes”,聽interview to P煤blico about current inflation dynamics and the consequences for portuguese firms and households, February 1th, 2022. You can access the online version here (gated) and the one in press here.
  • “Why does Portugal have lower inflation rates?”,聽comments for Expresso on inflation determinants and dynamics for the portuguese economy, on February 11th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Clube de F茫s”,聽comments for Record regarding the home league game of SL Benfica against Santa Clara, on February 13th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Vamos l谩 Portugal!”, final conference in a series of talks promoted by MillenniumBCP and Jornal de Neg贸cios, this time focused on inflation dynamics, education and other structural characteristics of the Portuguese economy, on February 9th, 2022. You can access the session here.
  • “Academia and Reality: It’s the economy, stupid!”, my monthly column on how voters reward or punish politicians for factor outside their responsability or control, on February 8th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Inflation breaks new records in Europe and governments help pay for gas”, comments for Folha de S茫o Paulo, a brazilian periodical, on the topic of inflation dynamics in Europe and Portugal, on February 7th, 2022. You can access the article here or the online version here.

聽 聽 聽January

  • “Connected: Episode 11, Unconditional Basic Income”, interview on the advantages and disadvantages of unconditional basic income programs, for Nova Economics Club on January 28th, 2022. You can access it in their channel here, or in mine here.
  • “Economists point to GDP growth below the 4.8 expected for 2021”, comments for Ag锚ncia Lusa on the expected growth rate for the Portuguese economy in 2021. Featured in Observador and Dinheiro Vivo, on January 28th, 2022.
  • “Economists shun danger of inflation escalation for Portugal”, commens on inflation dynamics for the Portuguese economy, for Expresso, on January 21st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “The portuguese economy grew 4.4% in 2021”, comments on economic developments for the Portuguese economy in 2021, in particular the last quarter and what comes ahead. For Expresso, on January 21st, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “World economy influences firms’ performance”, comments on the importance of world economic developments for domestic small and medium business enterprises’ performance. For Jornal de Neg贸cios, on January 12th, 2022. Click here to access the article.
  • “What does 2022 hide?”, comments on the economic prospects for small and medium enterprises in Portugal, for 2022. For Jornal de Neg贸cios, on January 12th, 2022. Click here to access the article.
  • “The score and the debate the analysis of the interview to Rui Costa”,聽debate on the interview that Rui Costa, SL Benfica’s president gave to BTV, with Sergio Krithinas and Gon莽alo Silva, livestream on Record, on January 12th, 2022. You can access the video here.
  • “Time of truth”, comments on the questions that should be answered by Rui Costa, SL Benfica’s president, regarding the current and future management of the club. On Record, January 12th, 2022. you can access the article here.
  • “Academics and Reality: Benfica needs to clean up”, article on the corruption and other scandals being brought up in the press stemming from criminal investigation to former and current SL Benfica’s board members. In Neg贸cios, as part of my monthly column, on January 11th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Contra-corrente: There is the need to clean Benfica’s image”,聽article on the corruption and other scandals being brought up in the press stemming from criminal investigation to former and current SL Benfica’s board members. In Record, on January 8th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Prices increase the highest since september 2012”, comments on inflation dynamics for the portuguese economy, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on January 7th, 2022. You can access the article here.
  • “Capitalism and Inequality”, opinion article for L铆der, a bimonthly management magazine focused on leadership topics. The article comments on global trends in inequality and the role of capitalism in inequality dynamics. On January 5th, 2022. You can access the article here.

2021


  • “CNN Prime Time”, debate on current events regarding SL Benfica and the exit of Jorge Jesus for CNN Portugal. You can access the debate here.
  • “Portuguese spent more in the first half of December, than they did in the same period, in 2019, using bank cards”, comments on spending dynamics for the portuguese economy, for expresso, on December 22nd, 2021. You can access the (paid) article here, or here.
  • “Reinforce savings and be prudent while investing”, comments for Observador, on topics related to financial literacy, saving and investment. On December 20th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Fronteiras XXI”, debate on RTP3 on the dynamics of international trade, supply chain disruptions and inflation. You can access the program here.
  • “Jornal da CNN”,聽comments on inflation dynamics in the Portuguese and european economies, on December 15th, 2021, for CNN Portugal. You can access the piece here and the whole recording here.
  • “Fat cat, stray cat”,聽regular column on Neg贸cios, arguing for the potential of global value chains to leverage portuguese companies into the gaining scale and reach global markets. On December, 14th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “GDP withstands the political crisis and the pandemic worsening”, comments on the quarterly release of the National Statistics Institute (INE) regarding the latest developments of the portuguese economy, for Expresso, on December 5th, 2021. You can acess the article here.
  • “This is the People Speaking”, interview on Kuriakos TV regarding structural problems of the portuguese economy, on December 2nd, 20221. You can access the interview here.
  • “Jornal das 8”, comments on the dynamics of prices and inflation for Portugal and Euro-Area, for TVI, on November 30th, 2021. You can access the comments here.
  • “Duel: should we worry about inflation?”, opinion article on inflation dynamics and prospects, for Expresso, on November 27th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Omelets with no eggs”, regular column on Neg贸cios, about the education structure of portuguese workers, managers and the mismatch between occupations and relevant qualifications. On November, 17th, 2021. You can acess the article here.
  • “Moderated Optimism”,聽article in Jornal Econ贸mico about the expectations regarding economic performance of the Portuguese economy in the last quarter of 2021. On October 29th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Caught in the web of the social media”,聽comments to Noticias Magazine regarding the social media blackout that took place on October 4th, 2021. Article came out on October 20th, 2021, and can be accessed here.
  • “The credibility revolution”,聽regular column on Neg贸cios, about this year’s Nobel Laureates contributions, on October 20th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “All the sports news of the weekend”,聽comments on the SL Benfica election for RFI, a french radio broadcaster, on October 17th, 2021. You can access the whole program here, or just my participation here.
  • “It’s already a different Benfica”, opinion column on Record, regarding the elections for SL Benfica, on October 11th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Special: SL Benfica Elections”, participation in a debate on SPORTV regarding the SL Benfica elections, in which I was taking part as a candidate to Vice-President of the club. On October 8th, 2021. You can access the debate here.
  • “We need to escalate the challenge of productivity”, regular column in Neg贸cios, on the relationship between scale and productivity and the reality of the portuguese economy. On September 14th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Do you have mortgage credit? Know what you can count with”, comments on the expectations regarding interest rate dynamics and their impacts on the sustainability of housing credit, in Expresso, on September 10th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Consumption, the recovery bazooka in Portugal”, comments on the second quarter national accounts numbers where consumption took an important role in the recovery, in Expresso, on September 3rd, 2021. You can access the article here and the printed version here.
  • “GDP聽 is close to pre-crisis levels but risks are still there”, comments on the recovery dynamics of the Portuguese economy, on August 19th, 2021, for Expresso. You can access the article here.
  • “The economy is coming back to normal, albeit a new normal”,聽comments on the structural impacts of the pandemic on the Portuguese economy, on August 19th, 2021, for Expresso. You can access the article here.
  • “When the government doesn’t lead by example”, article on my regular series column Academics and Reality, at Jornal de Neg贸cios, on how the impacts of late payments from both public and private sectors. You can access the article here. Also featured at Pagamento Pontual, here.
  • “Summer is better than 2020 but tourism still drags on growth”,聽comments to Expresso on the prospects for the Portuguese economy, on August 14th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Specialists claim that the end of deferrals will be the litmus test for the economy”, comments on the prospects for the Portuguese economy to Jornal Econ贸mico, on August, 11th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Recovery expected to be above 2019 growth numbers”, comments on the economic prospects for GDP growth in 2021, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on July 31st, 2021. You can access the article here (premium access only).
  • “The prices that rise the most”, comments on recent portuguese inflation dynamics, in particular how the inflation metrics used do not reflect the heterogeneity of consumption baskets across households, in particular differences across income levels, leading to very different welfare impacts of inflation. To Expresso, on July 30th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “This is the People speaking”, interview to Kuriakos TV, regarding the current economic conditions and future prospects for the Portuguese economy, on July 16th, 2021. You can access the interview here.
  • “4 billion dollars? It has no meaning”, comments on John Textor’s claims that SL Benfica could be worth 4 billion dollars, for Record, on July 23th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Setubal Peninsula asks Costa to take the creation of its subreagion to Brussels”,聽comments on the merits of the constitution of a new NUTSII for the peninsula of Set煤bal, for P煤blico, on July 22nd, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Nova Economics’ Club Monthly Report”, talk with C谩tia Batista and Susana Peralta about the Next Generation EU, the recovery plan designed by the EU to tackle COVID-19 crisis, on July 15th, 2021. You can access part I here and part II here.
  • “Fullfill your promise, resign.”,article about the arrest and indictement of the President of SL Benfica, on July 9th, 2021, on Record. You can access the article here.
  • “Why do rents go up during crisis?,聽Comments on the dynamics of house prices and rents, which have been on the rise since early 2020. In In Expresso, on July 9th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “GDP grows over 15% in the second quarter”,聽comments on the prospects of GDP growth w.r.t. the second quarter of 2021 and beyond. In Expresso, on July 9th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Globalization, Populism and COVID-19”, monthly column on Jornal de Neg贸cios, about how globalization processes brought great increases in welfare but also large redistributive effects that increased within country inequality, especially in the west, and fueled anti-establishment sentiment, a breeding ground for populist movements. COVID19 accelerated many of these trends. On June 29th, 2021. You can access the article here (premium access).
  • “Portugal amongs the ones that wins the most with the bazooka, but looses w.r.t. Southern Europe”, comments on the state of the Portuguese economy and the impact of the european funds, on June 26th, 2021, in Dinheiro Vivo. You can access the article here.
  • “Bitcoin in El Salvador is not an example to follow”, comments on the legal tender adoption of Bitcoin by El Salvador, for Dinheiro Vivo (here) and Di谩rio de Not铆cias (here), on June 11th, 2021.聽
  • “Three clouds in the horizon of the recovery”,聽article on the prospects for the Portuguese economy in the context of state-aid, non-performing loans and inflation expectations, part of my monthly column at Jornal de Neg贸cios, on June 1st, 2021. You can access the article here (premium access).
  • “Pandemonics: How COVID-19 defined 2020 and what we have ahead of us”, presentation at the Portuguese Association for Leasing, Factoring and Renting annual conference, together with Jo茫o Nuno Mendes, Secretary of State of Financial Affairs; M谩ximo dos Santos, vice-Governor of the Bank of Portugal;Patrick Beselaere, President of the European Federation of Leasing; H茅lder Pedro, Secretary-General of the Portuguese Automobile Association and Nelson Souza, Minister of Planning, on May 25th, 2021. The conference was featured in several media outlets, such as Jornal Econ贸mico.
  • “Pressure along supply chains raise prices”, comments on the prospects for inflation dynamics in the US and Eurozone, for Expresso, on May, 21st, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Pandemic slows down, GDP accelerates”,聽comments on the early indicators that suggest GDP recovery to be ongoing and what we can expect for the next few months, on Expresso, May 15th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “From Front to Back”, interview on the future of remote work, work relations and new challenges posed by these dynamics, on Radio Renascen莽a, on May 6th, 2021. You can access the program here.
  • “Gabinete de Crise”, interview on labor relations and the future of work, on Radio Observador, on April, 30th, 20201. You can listen to the complete program here.
  • “Economic activity falls 5,2% in the first quarter”, comments on economic developments in the first quarter of 2021 for Portugal, for Expresso, on April 23rd. 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Inflation signs don’t scare economists (or central banks)”, comments on inflation prospects for the Eurozone and the US, on Expresso online, on April 20th 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Portugal is in the bottom 3 in the Euro-Area”, comments on the comparative performance of the Portuguese economy in the Euro-Area and Eurozone, 10 years after the troika intervention and bailouts. For Expresso, on April 9th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “In what are Portuguese saving their income?”,聽comments on the historical increase observed in households savings during the last year and in which instruments are Portuguese households are putting their money on. For Expresso, on April 1st, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Jornal das 7”, Comments on the phasing out of credit deferrals put in place for economic relief due to the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, on March, 29th 2021, on SIC Not铆cias. You can access the segment here.
  • “One in four companies can’t survive the crisis”,聽comments on the current outlook of the portuguese economy, for Expresso, on March 19th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Opportunities in a very unequal world”,聽interview to the Social Surf Association, whose mission is to promote the social inclusion of young adults through the practice of surf and their employability also through the surf ecosystem of companies. The interview focused both on the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic led to a crisis that is affecting different people in a very different way, and also on the fact that in every crises there are always companies that manage to thrive and therefore it is very important to focus on identifying those opportunities. Online on March 15th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “World is experiencing biggest wave of stimulae in 100 years. What may happen?”, comments on the fiscal stimulae being provided and the danger of them fuelling a new inflation spiral. In Expresso, on March 12th. 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Contra-Corrente: Collective bargaining and redistribution of TV-Rights”, article on the pros and cons of a collective bargaining over the TV broadcasting rights for the Portuguese League, on Record, March 10th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Peixe Fora-de-脕gua – The Invisible Bank”, participation in a documentary about digital currency, the role of money and monetary policy. In RTP2, on February 24th, 2021. You can access the whole program here.
  • “Contra-Corrente”, opinion article about SL Benfica’s uproar against the current board, following a streak of poor football results. On February 24th, 2021 in Record, one of the main sports newspapers in Portugal. You can access the article here.
  • “Future of Work , AUC Business Forum 2021”, panel organized by the American University of Cairo, regarding the future of work, labor relations and the disruptive effect of digitalization and automation. On February 8th, 2021. You can access the video here.
  • “This is the people speaking”, talk show on on the economic effects of the pandemic and on the structural trends regarding the Portuguese economy. On February 2nd, 2021, on Kuriakos TV. You can access the video here.
  • “Shit’s about to happen: the ROI on a pandemic”, online debate on the economic effects of the Pandemic, together with Susana Peralta, Jorge Faustino and Jorge Pimenta, moderated by Luis Aguiar-Conraria, on January 21st, 2021.聽 You can access this and other debates of the same series in different topics here.
  • “GDP falls again with new confinement”, comments on the prospects for GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021, in face of new confinement measures, in Expresso, on January 15th, 2021. You can access the article here (gated) or here.
  • “New confinement: never in the history of Portugal did it make so much sense to raise debt to support the economy”, comments on the role of government policies in supporting the private sector, for R谩dio Renascen莽a, on January, 12th, 2021. You can access the article here.
  • “Bye Bye UK, friends as always?”, comments on the Brexit agreement with the EU regarding trade, services and its impact on relations with the EU in the future, in Expresso, on January 10th, 2020. Yu can access the the article here (subscription required), or here.

2020


  • “2021: the yer of all the tests”,聽comments on the prospects for 2021 in terms of the Portuguese presidency of the EU, the need (or not) of changes in the government budget, social and electoral risks. In Dinheiro Vivo, and the printed version of Di谩rio de Not铆cias, on December 29th, 2020. Click here to access the online version.
  • “Nova Debate – I think, Therefore I Cancel”, with Jos茅 Neves, Assistant Professor of History from UNL-FCSH on November 26th, 2020. Debate on the topics of cancel culture, cultural appropriation, reverse racism and other topics, especially in the academic context. You can access the video here.
  • “Jornal das 6”, at SIC Not铆cias, on November 22nd, 2020. Comments on new economic policy measures to fight the COVI19 pandemic as well as the political deadlock in voting the new EU2020-2027 and Economic Recovery Program, motivated by the respect for the rule of law principle in conceding european funds, contested by the governments of Hungary, Slovenia and Poland. You can access the video here.
  • “The pandemic killed second jobs”,聽comments for Jornal de Not铆cias, regarding the sharp contraction on second jobs in the Portuguese labor market, on November 11th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “We and the Robots: working side by side in the future”, comments for Human Resources Portugal, on the topics of the impact digital and automation technologies have in labor relations and the outlook for the future, on November 9th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Distrust in institutions and the rise of populism”, article in L铆der, a magazine focused on themes related to leadership, available online on November 9th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “The ABC of economic recovery”, article on what to expect in terms of the GDP outlook for the next quarters. On November 8th, 2020, for Metr贸nomo. You can access the article here.
  • “How will GDP recovery be? Plenty of letter-shapes to go around”, comments on the shape of economic recovery past the pandemic. On November 7th, 2020, for Dinheiro Vivo. You can access the article here.
  • “Division of of power pleases the markets”, comments on the reaction of financial markets to the dynamics of the U.S. election, for Expresso, on November 9th, 2020. You can access the article here (subscription required) or a print of the article here.
  • “Economics and Populism”,聽article in Metr贸nomo, a portuguese Blog, on the economic analysis of Trump’s mandate. On November 3rd, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • What separates Biden and Trump’s economic plans and the Pandemic as background”, comments on the differences between Biden and Trump’s economics plan and how markets may react in the short run to the election night’s results and how the plans may impact the economy and what that means in the context of the pandemic. For Dinheiro Vivo, on November 3rd, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Portuguese Economy very vulnerable to the second wave”, comments on the performance of the Portuguese economy during the third trimester, for Expresso, on October 24th, 2020. You can access the article at the newspaper’s website here (subscription needed) or here.
  • “B2Talks O Futuro do Trabalho e ReQualifica莽茫o”, conference on the future of work and the reskilling challenge, moderated by Carlota Ferreira, CEO of the WIN World; Pedro Santos, director of the Sheraton Cascais Resort and Mar铆a Soledade Hern谩ndez, Responsible by talent management of GALP Espanha, on September 17th, 2020 . You can access the talk here.
  • “Economic challenges rise up but European funds help”, comments on the Portuguese economics fundamentals and structural challenges within the context of the economic recovery plan, for Jornal Econ贸mico, on September 12th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Aqui entre n贸s”, comments on my book “Como trabalham os Portugueses” which focuses on the Portuguese labor markets and the impact of automation in the present and in the future, together with Alda Botelho from ICS who wrote a book from the same collection “Como vivem os Portugueses”. The interview was conducted by Andr茅 Rodrigues, and broadcasted by R谩dio Renascen莽a on September 4th, 2020. You can listen to the interview here.
  • “Jornal das 7”, comments on the economic conjuncture, new data releases, and the prospects for recovery of the Portuguese economy, on SIC Not铆cias, on August 29th, 2020. You can access the video here.
  • “Exclusivo Economia”, comments on the historical GDP drop of the second quarter of 2020, precisely the one that covered most of the confinement period, as well as the recovery outlook for the Portuguese economy, for Expresso, on August 3rd, 2020. You can access the article directly on the website here (requires subscription), or here.
  • Not铆cias das 10h“, comments on National Institute of Statistics (INE) early data release regarding GDP numbers for the second quarter for Portugal, on July 31st, for R谩dio Observador. You can access the segment here (subscription required) or here.
  • “Opini茫o P煤blica”, comments on a Q&A program with calls from the audience, on the European Council meeting of July 17th-19th that is mostly focused on the negotiation of the European Commission’s proposal of the Recovery Fund designed to fight the economic impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. On July 17th, 2020 on SIC Not铆cias. Click here to access the complete program.
  • “Aqui Entre N贸s, Como Trabalham os Portugueses”, interview for Funda莽茫o Francisco Manuel dos Santos on labor relations, automation and the political, economic and social challenges that lie ahead, on June 30th, 2020. Click here to access the complete interview.
  • Covid-19 and its Consequences“, article on Nova’s Junior Consulting NJC’s Semester in Review first issue, on strategies for companies in dealing with the current pandemic, on June 27th, 2020. You can access the issue here.
  • Fronteiras XXI“, participation in a debate with Miguel Poiares Maduro, Cristina Fonseca and Ant贸nio Pinto Ribeiro, on RTP3, on how the pandemic is changing the way we live and work and what to expect in the future, on 2020/06/24. You can watch the complete program here.
  • Gabinete de Crise“, comments on the new policies aimed at the economy recovery as confinement measures ease, for R谩dio Observador, on June 12th, 2020. You can access the whole segment here, or a clipped version focused on my participation here.
  • “Jornal das 7”, comments on the new Plan for Economic and Social Stability from the Portuguese Government, including macroeconomic scenarios and forecasts, at SIC Not铆cias, on June 7th, 2020. You can access the clip here.
  • “Economic recovery brings new challenges to the country”, comments on Jornal Econ贸mico regarding the recovery process that is expected to follow the easing of the confinement measures, May 30th 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Fighting the Pandemic”, comments in the special edition of the Jornal Econ贸mico about how companies are adapting to the Covid19 Pandemic, May 29th, 2020. You can access the special edition here.
  • “Jornal das 22h”, interview about the rejection by Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands and Denmark of the Merkel-Macron rescue plan that included non-repayable loans, and their counter-proposal of a loan program with conditions on structural reforms to be adopted, for SIC Noticias evening news program, on May 23rd, 2020. Click here to watch the segment.
  • “Is the COVID-19 Pandemic a Supply or a Demand Shock?”, article conveying the main findings of the Federal Reserve of St. Louis working paper “Measuring Sectoral Demand and Supply Shocks during Covid19” for a general audience, in Economic Synopses. You can access the article here.
  • “Government wants to boost the economy with public investment. Economists are divided”, comments on the feasibility/desirability of using public investment programs to boost the economy, on May 15th, 2020, at the online economics journal ECO. You can access it here.
  • “How to prepare for the crisis?”, interview by H茅lio Fumo, world top trail runner, on the economic effects of the current pandemic and how best to prepare for it. The interview, in May 4th, 2020, is available here.
  • “The adoption of technological platforms will last through the Covid-19”, comments on how the education sector is going to change, with a special focus on the tourism sector, Ambitur, a magazine/website specialized in tourism, traveling and hotels. The article, from April 29th, 2020, can be accessed here.
  • “Save Lives, Save the Economy, Prepare the Future”,a manifest from a Nova University of Lisbon Taskforce, including colleagues from different faculties, providing a set of recommendations regarding the slowing down of confinement measures. Click here to access. It was featured in the main TV channels (click here for an interview of mine in Jornal da Meia-Noite, SIC Not铆cias, commenting on its content) and online/printed media, as Expresso.
  • “There are none as blind as the ones who shall not seek”, article written with Lu铆s Aguiar-Conraria and Fernando Alexandre on the usefulness of conducting rapid Covid-19 serological surveys with statistical relevance. On Expresso Online, on April 27th, 2020. Click here to access it.
  • “Pandemonics II”, with Jo茫o Duarte, second part of a webinar on the economic impacts and prospects of the pandemic, now more focused on firms strategies and what we expect the new normal to be. Broadcasted on April 20th, 2020. Click here to view.
  • “Bank of Portugal rejects selling gold reserves to fight off crisis”, comments on the policy proposal of selling gold reserves to help the economy in the context of the current pandemic. Published on April 16th, 2020, on Eco. Click here to access the article.
  • “Pandemonics”, webinar about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, recorded on April 13th 2020, with Chinese translation, for the Winning Bank Group, China. Click here to access.
  • “Eurogroup went beyond the minimum. Debt is still national”, comments on the agreement reach for the policy package aimed at fighting the economic impacts of the pandemic, on April 11th, 2020, On Dinheiro Vivo. Click here to access the article.
  • “Pandemonics”, webinar on the economic impacts and prospects of the pandemic, part of the Nova SBE community Webinar Series. The seminar series is available here and you can watch this episode here. Broadcasted originally on April 3rd 2020.
  • “Recovery? A million dollar question in the tourism industry”, comments on the impact of the pandemic on the tourism industry. Published in Publituris, a bi-monthly magazine focused on the tourism sector, on March 27th. The issue can be accessed here, and the article is on pages 10-14 (online version here).
  • 鈥淭he Covid-19 crisis demands the preemptive monitoring of production and distribution chains鈥, a manifest with other Portuguese economists proposing measures to ensure the supply and distribution of essential goods. The document was released on March 23rd, 2020 and is available in PT and EN, and was featured in Eco, Jornal Econ贸mico, Expresso, R谩dio Renascen莽a, P煤blico, VOX.
  • “Revenge spending: chinese went back shopping, how will it be with the portuguese?”, comments on what to expect regarding consumption in Portugal once the containment measures start disappearing, for P煤blico, a portuguese newspaper, on March 23rd, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Factory stoppages in March and April can reduce up to 20% to car production output”, comments on the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the automobile industry, on March 17th, 2020, for Di谩rio de Not铆cias, a portuguese newspaper. You can access the article here.
  • “Depending on containment measures, the impact on the economy can be devastating”, comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic and related containment measures, to Jornal Econ贸mico, a portuguese newspaper, on March 16th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “European Union and democracy must deliver”, a call to action with other Portuguese economists, calling for political and economic policies to fight the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The document was released on March 16th, 2020 and is available in PT and EN, and was featured in Eco, Jornal Econ贸mico, Expresso, AICEP, Jornal de Neg贸cios, VOX, P煤blico.
  • “Covid-19: Higher weight of China in the world economy increases complexity”, comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic to Jornal Econ贸mico, a portuguese newspaper, on March 15th, 2020. The article can be accessed online here.
  • “Global recession threat gains momentum due to coronavirus”, comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic to Jornal Econ贸mico, a portuguese newspaper, on March 13th, 2020. The article can be accessed online here, or here.
  • “Coronavirus epidemic is going to hit Italy more than Portugal”, comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic to Dinheiro Vivo, a portuguese newspaper, on March 7th, 2020. The news article can be accessed here.
  • “360潞”, news segment at RTP3, the national public news tv channel, about the impacts of the new coronavirus epidemic, on March 1st 2020. A clip of my intervention can be accessed here.
  • “Isto 茅 o Povo a Falar”, talk show in the national tv channel Kuriakos TV, about economic dynamics of the Portuguese economy, on January 21st 2020. A shortened clip can be accessed here.

2019


  • “Growth Forecasts”, forecasts for GDP growth and its main contributors for the third quarter of 2019, produced by me and Jo茫o Duarte on November 11th. 2019. Featured in Di谩rio de Not铆cias, Informamais, Sapo, Di谩rio de Not铆cias, Eco, Impala, Not铆cias ao Minuto, Radio Nova, 24, Observador, Jornal Econ贸mico and Porto Canal.
  • “World Savings Day” is an event created to increase the public鈥檚 awareness of the importance of savings both for modern economies and for individuals alike at is celebrated on October, 21st, 2019. Below a collection of media interventions commenting on the savings habits of the Portuguese people, its determinants and its evolution over time, the same day. On the national radio: Antena 1, Radio Renascen莽a; on national newspapers and news websites: P煤blico, Neg贸cios, RTP Online; and national news magazines: S谩bado.
  • “Specialist points out similarities between new Portuguese Parliament and Brazil’s Congress”, in Sputnik-Brasil,on October 24th, 2019. Comments on the new Portuguese Government and what to expect during the next legislature. The article is available here.
  • “Pressure decreases but Portuguese national accounts still under scrutiny”, in Jornal de Not铆cias, on September 9th, 2019. Comments on the current state of the Portuguese economy and future prospects. You can access the article here (in Portuguese only).
  • SOCCEREX EUROPE 2019 – New Trends in Football Education”, on September 6th, in Oeiras. Presentation about Nova SBE’s offer on executive education and summer schools involving football and management. The full session can be watched here. In partnership with the Oeiras Municipality and the Portuguese Football Federation, and with the support of Liga Portugal, Soccerex Europe provided insights about the latest FIFA and UEFA competitions and networking opportunities for elite European clubs and leagues and key industry providers. The conference’s highlights can be seen here, as well as the program, event photos and videos. It is the largest soccer conference in the world, and this edition involved 1536 delegates, 62 exhibitors, 341 clubs, leagues and federations from 52 countries.
  • “The Impact of Consumer Credit on the Portuguese Economy”, on June 25th, 2019. Report presentation of the consultancy project by the same name, followed by a debate with Fernando Alexandre, Rog茅rio do 脫 and Ant贸nio Nogueira Leite, moderated by Helena Garrido. The session had ample impact in the media, being featured on the evening news at RTP3, Di谩rio de Not铆cias Online, Not铆cias ao Minuto Online, TSF Online, ECO – Economia Online (plus here and here), Jornal Econ贸mico Online (plus here and here), Dinheiro Vivo Online, Neg贸cios Online (plus here and here), Expresso – Economia Online and MSN Not铆cias Online. Other speakers at the event included the Vice-Governor of the Bank of Portugal Lu铆s M谩ximo dos Santos, ASFAC’s President Ant贸nio Menezes Rodrigues and Assistant Secretary of State Ricardo Mourinho F茅lix.
  • “How to make Portugal Grow More?”, debate held at Millennium BCP’s headquarters, organized by Jornal de Neg贸cios, with participants from other business schools from Lisbon and Porto, on May 27th, 2019. Click here to access the printed edition of Jornal de Neg贸cios featuring the debate and here for the video of the entire session.
  • “8 Years Ago, Portugal’s Economy Was On The Verge Of Collapse. How Did It Bounce Back?”, interview for the U.S. National Public Radio聽 segment “Here and Now”, aired on May 17th, 2019 (click here to access it).
  • “We Left the Troika, but the Troika didn’t leave us”, comments on the Portuguese economy during the Troika intervention and thereafter, for Di谩rio de Not铆cias on May, 17th 2019. The article can be accessed here (in Portuguese only).
  • Portugal’s economy – an express train at risk of derailing”, (REUTERS), comments on the state of the Portuguese economy, namely the impact of recent developments in public infrastructures on Portugal’s growth prospects, on February 15th 2019. Click here to access. Also featured in Jornal de Neg贸cios (click here).

2018


  • 鈥淔inancial Literacy with Professor Brinca and Ric Fazeres鈥, financial literacy project, focusing on young university students, not necessarily from business or economics. Ric Fazeres is a Portuguese youtuber with over half a million subscribers and the project consists in several episodes about different themes in economics. So far the topics cover the Government Deficit, GDP and Growth, Monetary Policy, Banking and International Trade. Click here to see the videos that were released聽 (in Portuguese). The project has had significant impact in the public and the media with over half a million views. This project was featured on the main TV channel in Portugal – RTP1 – in the segment Bom Dia Portugal! (click here to access it, in Portuguese) and the first episode was released in November 2016 and the last in May 2018.
  • “Economia Viva”, (10 Years after Lehman), debate promoted by the student union, with Miguel Faria-e-Castro from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis, In锚s Drummond from the Bank of Portugal and Pedro Lains from ICS, in April 2018. Click here to watch.
  • 鈥淒iplomatic Talks in China – Bilateral Economic Relations鈥, (Football in China 鈥 Opportunities and Challenges), presenting an economic outlook about the football industry prospects in China now and in the future, in May 2018.

2017


  • 鈥淐onversas Soltas鈥, (How can the banking sector improve financial literacy), round table promoted by Banco Popular and lead by the national newspaper 鈥淧煤blico鈥, published in the daily edition of 2017/10/27. Click here to access the online version.
  • 鈥淧EJ Talks”, (PhD preparation and First Publications), interviews given to the Portuguese Economic Journal. Click here for Part I and here for Part II.

2016


  • 鈥淣oite Europeia dos Investigadores鈥, (Economics in Everyday Life), science outreach event coordinated by the National Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon, in Lisbon, September 30th,2016. Click here to access the event’s page.