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Carlos Carreira is Professor of Economics with habilitation at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and researcher at the CeBER–Centre for Business and Economics Research. He was visiting researcher, inter alia, at the ZEW–Centre for European Economic Research de Mannheim (June/July 2015) and Carnegie Mellon University (Septembe/December 2011). Carlos is currently Principal Investigator of the projects “ENtRY–Is EcoNomic RecoverY a myth? Lessons from firm dynamics during the Portuguese Great Recession” and “Financial Constraints, Investment and Firm Dynamics: Lessons from the portuguese great recession and its aftermath”. His research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics, particularly with applications in firm-level productivity, entry and exit, financial constraints and innovation economics.

Projects

(1)  "ENtRY - Is EcoNomic RecoverY a myth? Lessons from firm dynamics during the Portuguese Great Recession." Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese public agency ), grant no. PTDC/EGE-ECO/31117/2017. 2018-07 to 2021-06.

(2)  "FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS, INVESTMENT AND FIRM DYNAMICS: LESSONS FROM THE PORTUGUESE GREAT RECESSION AND ITS AFTERMATH." Grant form FUNDAÇÃO FRANCISCO MANUEL DOS SANTOS. 2018-09 to 2020-08.

Supervision of PhD Students

(ongoing) Understanding Productivity Growth: A Micro-Economic Analysis on Firm Dynamics, Industrial Structure, and the Fall in Labor Shares
Economics

Publications

(2021) Recovery and exit of zombie firms in Portugal. Small Business Economics, in print.
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(2020) How are the potential gains from economic activity transmitted to the labour factor: more employment or more wages? Evidence from the Portuguese context. Regional Science Policy and Practice, 12, 319-348.
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(2018) Regional knowledge spillovers: a firm-based analysis of non-linear effects. Regional Studies, 52, 948-958.
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(2018) Investimento Empresarial em Portugal: Crise e Recuperação. Notas Económicas, 46, 71-9.
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(2017) Investimento Empresarial e o Crescimento da Economia Portuguesa. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
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(2017) Collecting new pieces to the regional knowledge spillovers puzzle: A firm-based analysis of nonlinear effects and differences among industries in Portugal. 14th EU-REAL Conference.
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(2017) How to Allocate R&D Subsidies: do Financial Constraints Matter?. 11th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real,.
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(2017) Who benefits relatively more from Agglomeration Economies, the Firm or the Workers?. LEED 2017: 5th Linked Employer-Employee Data Workshop..
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(2017) Financial Constraints and Firm Dynamics in the Great Recession. Workshop, LEED 2017: 5th Linked Employer-Employee Data.
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(2017) Financial Constraints: Do They Matter to Allocate R&D Subsidies?. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17.
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(2016) Entry and exit in severe recessions: lessons from the 2008–2013 Portuguese economic crisis. Small Business Economics, 46, 591-617.
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(2016) The Role of Financial Constraints in the Services Sector: How Different is it from Manufacturing?. Notas Económicas, 43, 21-41.
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(2015) Are Small Firms More Dependent on the Local Environment than Larger Firms? Evidence from Portuguese Manufacturing Firms. In: Baptista, Rui, Leitão, João (Ed.), Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and Regional Development, (pp 263-280). Springer International Publishing.
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Contacts

Address

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

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Phone
+351 239 790 545

Web and Email

Email
ccarreir@fe.uc.pt