Pedro Portugal (1958), a citizen of Portugal, graduated in economics at Faculdade de Economia do Porto and received his PhD at the University of South Carolina. He is currently a senior researcher at the Bank of Portugal and visiting full professor of economics at Nova School of Business and Economics. Since 2012, he is also a member of the Conselho Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia.
His main area of interest is applied labor economics, focusing on issues of microeconomics of unemployment, unemployment compensation, wage bargaining, job security, and worker displacement. Pedro Portugal has published in the major economics and labor economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Policy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economica, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
He has also published in other fields, namely in Macroeconomics, Industrial Economics and Strategic Management, including the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Small Business Economics and Strategic Management Journal.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2004.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 14798
Anabela Carneiro, Pedro Portugal, Pedro Raposo, Paulo M. M. Rodrigues
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2023, 233 (2), 596 - 611
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11559
Pedro Portugal, António Rua
forthcoming as 'How the Ins and Outs Shape Differently the U.S. Unemployment Over Time and Across Frequencies' in: European Economic Review.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11419
(the discussion paper was split into two) part 1 forthcoming as 'What Lies Behind the Returns to Schooling: The Role of Labor Market Sorting and Worker Heterogeneity' in: Review of Economics and Statistics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9221
revised version published as 'Union Membership Density and Wages: The Role of Worker, Firm, and Job-Title Heterogeneity' in: Journal of Econometrics. 2023, 233 (2), 612-632.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9220
forthcoming as 'The Sources of the Wage Losses of Displaced workers: The Role of the Reallocation of Workers into Firms, Matches, and Job Titles' in: Journal of Human Resources.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8943
revised version published as 'Unions and Collective Bargaining in the Wake of the Great Recession: Evidence from Portugal' in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2017, 55(3), 551-576.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8848
Sónia Félix, Pedro Portugal
published in: International Journal of Drug Policy, 2017, 39, 121-129
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7670
published as 'Catastrophic job Destruction during the Portuguese Economic Crisis' in: Journal of Macroeconomics, 2014, 39 (Part B), 444-457
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7276
revised version published as 'The Sources of Wage Variation and the Direction of Assortative Matching: A Three-Way High Dimensional Fixed-Effects Regression Model" in: Labour Economics, 2018, 54, 47-60.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7109
published as 'What drives the gender wage gap? A look at the role of firm and job-title heterogeneity' in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 68 (2), 506-524
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5077
published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 75 (6), 980-987
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4380
published in: Portuguese Economic Journal, 2022, 21, 401 - 421