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. 

2021


  • “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?”,¬†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√≠cias. You can access the segment here.
  • “One in four companies can’t survive the crisis”,¬†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”,¬†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-√Āgua – 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.¬† 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√°dio Renascen√ßa, 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”,¬†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√°rio de Not√≠cias, on December 29th, 2020. Click here to access the online version.
  • “Nova Debate – I think, Therefore I Cancel”, with Jos√© 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√≠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”,¬†comments for Jornal de Not√≠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√≠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√≥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”,¬†article in Metr√≥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√ß√£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√≠a Soledade Hern√°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√≥mico, on September 12th, 2020. You can access the article here.
  • “Aqui entre n√≥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√© Rodrigues, and broadcasted by R√°dio Renascen√ßa 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√≠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√≠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√°dio Observador. You can access the segment here (subscription required) or here.
  • “Opini√£o P√ļblica”, 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√≠cias. Click here to access the complete program.
  • “Aqui Entre N√≥s, Como Trabalham os Portugueses”, interview for Funda√ß√£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√≥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√°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√≠cias, on June 7th, 2020. You can access the clip here.
  • “Economic recovery brings new challenges to the country”, comments on Jornal Econ√≥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√≥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√©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√≠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√≠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√£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).
  • ‚ÄúThe Covid-19 crisis demands the preemptive monitoring of production and distribution chains‚ÄĚ, 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√≥mico, Expresso, R√°dio Renascen√ßa, P√ļblico, 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√ļblico, 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√°rio de Not√≠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√≥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√≥mico, Expresso, AICEP, Jornal de Neg√≥cios, VOX, P√ļblico.
  • “Covid-19: Higher weight of China in the world economy increases complexity”, comments on the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic to Jornal Econ√≥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√≥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¬ļ”, 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 √© 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√£o Duarte on November 11th. 2019. Featured in Di√°rio de Not√≠cias, Informamais, Sapo, Di√°rio de Not√≠cias, Eco, Impala, Not√≠cias ao Minuto, Radio Nova, 24, Observador, Jornal Econ√≥mico and Porto Canal.
  • “World Savings Day” is an event created to increase the public‚Äôs 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√ßa; on national newspapers and news websites: P√ļblico, Neg√≥cios, RTP Online; and national news magazines: S√°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√≠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√©rio do √ď and Ant√≥nio Nogueira Leite, moderated by Helena Garrido. The session had ample impact in the media, being featured on the evening news at RTP3, Di√°rio de Not√≠cias Online, Not√≠cias ao Minuto Online, TSF Online, ECO – Economia Online (plus here and here), Jornal Econ√≥mico Online (plus here and here), Dinheiro Vivo Online, Neg√≥cios Online (plus here and here), Expresso – Economia Online and MSN Not√≠cias Online. Other speakers at the event included the Vice-Governor of the Bank of Portugal Lu√≠s M√°ximo dos Santos, ASFAC’s President Ant√≥nio Menezes Rodrigues and Assistant Secretary of State Ricardo Mourinho F√©lix.
  • “How to make Portugal Grow More?”, debate held at Millennium BCP’s headquarters, organized by Jornal de Neg√≥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√≥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¬† 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√°rio de Not√≠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√≥cios (click here).
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2018


  • ‚ÄúFinancial Literacy with Professor Brinca and Ric Fazeres‚ÄĚ, 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¬† (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√™s Drummond from the Bank of Portugal and Pedro Lains from ICS, in April 2018. Click here to watch.
  • ‚ÄúDiplomatic Talks in China – Bilateral Economic Relations‚ÄĚ, (Football in China ‚Äď Opportunities and Challenges), presenting an economic outlook about the football industry prospects in China now and in the future, in May 2018.

2017


  • ‚ÄúConversas Soltas‚ÄĚ, (How can the banking sector improve financial literacy), round table promoted by Banco Popular and lead by the national newspaper ‚ÄúP√ļblico‚ÄĚ, published in the daily edition of 2017/10/27. Click here to access the online version.
  • ‚ÄúPEJ Talks”, (PhD preparation and First Publications), interviews given to the Portuguese Economic Journal. Click here for Part I and here for Part II.

2016


  • ‚ÄúNoite Europeia dos Investigadores‚ÄĚ, (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.