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Economic Policies Research Unit is a research centre in Economics that is organizationally affiliated with the University of Minho. The centre was created in 1999 and has currently 31 full members. NIPEs research activities are organized in four research groups: (i) Industrial and Labour Economics; (ii) Public and Regional Economics; (iii) Macroeconomics; (iv) Econometrics 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
 


Experimental evidence that quorum rules discourage turnout and promote election boycotts
Aguiar-Conraria, Luís, Pedro C. Magalhães and Christoph A. Vanberg
Experimental Economics, 19, 886-909, 2016


Esteves, Rosa Branca and Joana Resende
Marketing Science, 35, 576-587, 2016


Reference pricing with endogenous generic entry
Brekke, Kurt R., Chiara Canta and Odd Rune Straume
Journal of Health Econo
mics, 50, 312-329, 2016


Patient mobility and health care quality when regions and patients differ in income
Brekke, Kurt R, Rosella Levaggi, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Journal of Health Economics, 50, 372-387, 2016
Public spending and growth: the role of government accountability
Morozumi, Atsuyoshi and Francisco José Veiga
European Economic Review, 89, 148-171, 2016

 


Upcoming seminar 
 
April 05
The interaction between financial performance and governance, environmental and social performance of financial institutions 
           Bert Scholtens (Univesity of St Andrews)
     

 
XIV Summer School 2017
     
Jun 12-14
  Advances in Quantile Regression  
    Roger Koenker (University of Illinois, USA)  
   
     


 
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