Pedro S. Martins is Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics.

He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Warwick (2005). Between 2004 and 2021, he was Professor at Queen Mary University of London.

He was Secretary of State for Employment in the Government of Portugal from 2011 until 2013. During this period, he was responsible for reforms in areas such as employment protection legislation, active labour market policies, the public employment service, and tripartite dialogue. In 2016, he was a member of the group of experts advising the Government of Greece and the European Commission on labour market reforms.

Pedro's current research is focused on collective bargaining, training, and employment services. Earlier research included the effects of schooling, business cycles, globalisation, and employment law on employment and wages.

His research is published in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, European Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economics Letters and other journals and edited volumes. He has also collaborated with several international organisations, including the European Commission, ILO, IMF, OECD, and the World Bank.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16475
published in: Journal of Urban Economics, 2024, 139, 103614
IZA Discussion Paper No. 15370
published in: Labour, 2022, 36, 424 - 444
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14332
published in: World Development, 2021,148, 105651