Miguel Portela holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He is Associate Professor with Habilitation at Universidade do Minho and the Vice Director of the Doctoral Program in Economics. He is also an affiliate of NIPE / U Minho, CIPES and IZA, Bonn. He has an ongoing collaboration with Banco de Portugal. He is a member of the Portuguese Council for Productivity. His research interests are labour economics, economics of education and applied econometrics. He published a set of articles, books and book chapters, with emphasis on publications in Econometrica, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Regional Studies and Studies in Higher Education. He has research collaborations in different countries, leads and integrates research teams whose work has been funded by private and public entities. One highlights his recent FCT project “It’s All About Productivity: contributions to the understanding of the sluggish performance of the Portuguese economy ”. He has also written reports to define public policies on the Minimum Wage, Education and Employment in the Portuguese labour market. He has experience in consulting, both for private and public institutions.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2004 and became a Research Fellow in March 2009.

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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3530
published in: Studies in Higher Education, 2009, 34(7), 795-805
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3302
published in: Econometrica, 2014, 82 (2), 705-730
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2532
published in: CESIfo Economic Studies, 2008, 54 (2), 229-247
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1865
published as 'Micro foundations for wage flexibility: Wage insurance at the firm level' in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2009, 111 (1), 29-50
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1165
published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2010, 112(3), 618-639
IZA Discussion Paper No. 789
published as 'Gender segregation and the wage gap in Portugal: An analysis at the establishment level' in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2005, 3 (2), 145-168
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