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.