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Economic Policies Research Unit is a research centre in Economics and Management that is organizationally affiliated with the University of Minho. The centre was created in 1999 and has currently 33 full members. NIPEs research activities are organized in four research groups: (i) Industrial and Labour Economics; (ii) Public and Regional Economics; (iii) Macroeconomics; (iv) Management and Finance. NIPE is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and is currently ranked in second place among Portuguese research centres in the field of Economics.

Recent key publications

The effect of competition on executive compensation and incentives: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment
Fernandes, Ana P., Priscila Ferreira and L. Alan Winters
Journal of Human Resources, 53(3), 783–824, 2018

The legacy and the tryranny of time: Exit and re-entry of sovereigns to international capital markets
Agnello, Luca, Vítor Castro and Ricardo M. Sousa
Forthcoming in Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

Brekke, Kurt R., Tor Helge Holmås, Karin Monstad and Odd Rune Straume
Journal of Public Economics, 155, 74-91, 2017

Fernandes, Ana P. and Priscila Ferreira
European Economic Review, 92, 215-238, 2017

Amado, Cristina and Timo Teräsvirta
Econometric Reviews, 36, 421-446, 2017


Upcoming seminar
Jan 23   TBA
    Álvaro Martinez-Perez (University of Sheffield) 

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