PEDRO A. CERQUEIRA is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal and is affiliated to the CeBER ( Centre for Business and Economics Research – Coimbra). He holds a PhD in Economics (2007, European University Institute, Florence, Italy), an MSc in Monetary and Financial Economics (2000, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and a BSc in Economics (1996, University of Coimbra, Portugal). He was, also, a visiting scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA in 2013-2014. Since June 2016 is member of the INFER’s board. His research interests include the Economics of European Integration, Business Cycles, Economic Growth and Energy Economics. He has published in several peer reviewed international journals, book chapters and proceedings of professional meetings, as well as, edited several books.