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Marta Simões is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra and a researcher affiliated with the Centre for Business and Economics Research (CeBER), University of Coimbra. Her research interests include economic growth, human capital, innovation and applied econometrics. She is the author or co-author of over 40 publications in international scientific peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She serves as a reviewer for several national and international publications and regularly attends international scientific conferences in her fields of research. She has participated in projects funded by the European Commission and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience mostly in the field of Macroeconomics (BsC, Masters, PhD, MBA levels) and has supervised more than forty Master’s dissertations and one completed PhD thesis. She holds PhD, Masters and bachelor degrees in Economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. She is currently vice-director of CeBER.

Projects

  • “WISER Portugal – Welfare Intervention by the State and Economic Resilience in Portugal”, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029365 and PTDC/EGE-ECO/29365/2017, 2018-2021. Principal Investigator.
  • “IA2P – It’s All About productivity”, FCT Project PTDC/EGE-ECO/29822/2017, 2018-2021. Team member.
  • “Strengthening Higher Education in the Sphere of Finance in Siberia and Far East of Russia”, projeto TEMPUS-1-2013-1-RU-TEMPUS-JPCR, 2013-2015. Team member.
  • “Educação em Portugal”, Projeto nº 598 40 2012, PO Assistência Técnica FSE (QREN), December 2012 – December 2014. Team member.
  •  “Economics and Education in Portugal: Why and for Whom?”, Project FCT: PTDC/EGE-ECO/122126/2010, 2012-2014. Team member.
  • “Agriculture, natural resources, and economic growth: implications for rural policy in Serbia and Portugal”, Convénio/Acordo FCT – Cooperação Portugal/Sérvia, 2011-2012. Principal investigator.
  • 1986-2010: The Portuguese economy in the EU”, financed by the Portuguese Foudation for Science and Technology, 2010-2012. Team member.
  • Learning outcomes in the Portuguese basic and secondary school system”, financed by the Portuguese Ministry of Education, 2011. Team member.
  • 158885-TEMPUS-1-2009-1-FR-TEMPUS-JPCR, TEMPUS IV, “Master d'études européennes à double diplomation en Serbie” (MEUTUDES), 2010-2013. Team member.

Supervision of PhD Students

(ongoing) Endogenous Growth in an Economy with Non-Renewable Natural Resources
Economics
(2018) Externalties Foreign Direct Investment Backward and Forward Spillovers: Evidence from Portugal
Economics

Publications

(2017) FDI and Economic Growth In Cape Verde: Exploring Time Series Data. 270-295.
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(2017) Education and Income Inequality: Exploring Evidence From Emerging Countries. 232-255.
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(2019) Ageing and productivity: an exploratory analysis of the Portuguese case. Economic Analysis, 52, 71-92.
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(2018) Productive Specialisation and Growth in the EU15: exploring an education based sectoral taxonomy. Economic Analysis, 51, 10-23.
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(2018) PORTUGAL AND THE 4TH IR: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. 6-32.
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(2018) BUSINESS SECTOR INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN EU COUNTRIES. 184-187.
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(2018) PRODUCTIVE SPECIALISATION AND GROWTH IN THE EU15: EXPLORING AN EDUCATION BASED SECTORAL TAXONOMY. 43-45.
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(2019) Business Sector Innovation and Economic Growth a Comparative Analysis Between EU Countries. Economic Analysis, 52, 1-22.
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(2019) Corruption and economic growth: the case of Portugal. Notas Económicas, 11-33.
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(2019) Education expenditures and human capital: can austerity compromise growth in Portugal. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 22, 696.
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(2019) Human capital and productivity growth in a services economy: Some insights from the Portuguese case. International Economics and Economic Policy, 16, 511-534.
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(2018) Health investments and economic growth: a quantile regression approach. International Journal of Development Issues, 17, 220-245.
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(2018) Perspectives de croissance pour le Portugal et la division Nord-Sud dans l'UE14: Une analyse à seuils selon le changement structurel. Revue de l'AIELF, 3, 153-174.
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(2018) Education and health: welfare state composition and growth across country groups. Eastern Journal of European Studies, 9, 111-144.
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(2018) Afetação de recursos, produtividade e as reformas estruturais da economia portuguesa. Notas Económicas, 7-30.
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(2016) The welfare state and economic performance: quantiles and nonlinearities. Applied Economics Quarterly, 62, 267-294.
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(2015) Regional growth in Portugal: Assessing the contribution of earnings and education inequality. Journal of the Geographical Institute Jovan Cvijic (SASA), 65, 239-252.
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(2015) Social Spending and Income Inequality: Can Austerity Compromise Growth in the European Periphery?. New Economic Policy Reforms, (pp 79-95).
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(2015) The Dynamics of Portuguese Households' Indebtedness after Accession to the EU. New Economic Policy Reforms, (pp 359-376). Belgrade:
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(2015) Regional growth in Portugal: assessing the contribution of earnings and education inequality. Regional Development Policy: Scientific Basis and Empirical Evidence – Thematic Collection of Papers, (pp 198-201).
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(2016) Structural Changes and Economic Growth in the New Member States: An Empirical Analysis. Europe and Asia: Economic Integration Prospects, (pp 15-32). Nice:
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(2016) A thresholds analysis of growth, convergence and structural change in the EU: insights for Portugal. Estudos de Homenagem a José Silva Lopes, (pp 589-617). Coimbra:
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(2017) Structural Change, Inequality and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Panel of Central and Eastern European Countries. Core-Periphery Patterns across the European Union: Case Studies and Lessons from Eastern and Southern Europe, (pp 143-176). Bingley, UK:
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(2017) Export-Led Recovery in Portugal: Can It Also Sustain Growth?. Tools and Techniques for Economic Decision Analysis, (pp 129-150). Hershey, Pennsylvania:
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(2017) Differences in human capital and openness to trade as barriers to growth and convergence in the EU. The Euro and the Crisis: Perspectives for the Eurozone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union, (pp 73-94).
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(2018) Globalisation and the Composition of the Welfare State. Regaining Global Stability After the Financial Crisis, (pp 257-285).
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(2018) Long-term unemployment, human capital and growth: an exploratory analysis of the Portuguese case. WESTERN BALKANS ECONOMIES IN EU INTEGRATION – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, (pp 29-49).
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Contacts

Address

Faculdade de Economia
Universidade de Coimbra
Av. Dias da Silva, 165
3004-512
Portugal

Call

Phone
+351 239 790 582
Extension
500282

Web and Email

Email
mcsimoes@fe.uc.pt