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Carlota Miranda Quintal


Carlota Quintal is an Auxiliary Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra (FEUC), Portugal. She completed her PhD (in Economics) at the University of York (UK) and her undergraduate studies at the University of Coimbra. Currently teaches health economics (graduation and master), macroeconomics II and microeconomics II.

Research Interests

Health economics
Equity in utilisation
Finance of health care

External Activities


Referee work

  • Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
  • Social Science & Medicine
  • Acta Médica Portuguesa
  • Health Policy
  • International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics

Faculty of Economics
University of Coimbra



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Contact Details

Faculty of Economics
University of Coimbra
Av Dias da Silva 165
3004-512 Coimbra

Tel. +(351)239-790-500

E-mail: qcarlota@fe.uc.pt




She has participated in projects funded by the European Commission, the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian.

Recent Publications
  • Ferreira PL, Tavares A, Quintal C, Santana P. “EU Health Systems Classifications: A new proposal from EURO-HEALTHY”, BMC Health Services Research, 18: 511. [DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3323-3]

  • Reis A, Quintal C, Lourenço O. (2018),“Killing two birds with one stone? Association between tobacco and alcohol consumption”, Public Health, 154: 136-143. [DOI:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.10.019]

  • Quintal C, Oliveira J. (2017) “Socioeconomic inequalities in child obesity and overweight in Portugal”, International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 44 (10): 1377-1389. [DOI:10.1108/IJSE-11-2015-0291]

  • Quintal C, Lopes J. (2016), “Equity in health care financing in Portugal: findings from the Household Budget Survey 2010-2011”, Health Economics, Policy and Law 11 (03): 233-252. [DOI:10.1017/S1744133115000419]

  • Quintal C, Tavares H, Lourenço O. (2016), “Impact of moderating fees on the use of Paediatric health care: a study applied to school-age children in the city of Coimbra” (Portuguese), Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, 34 (2): 154-162. [DOI:10.1016/j.rpsp.2016.01.001]