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

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.

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.

Pedro's current research is focused on collective bargaining, training and employment services. Earlier research included the roles of schooling, business cycles and globalisation on the wage distribution; and the effects of institutions, in particular employment protection, upon different worker and firm outcomes.

His research is published in the Journal of Labor Economics, 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. 14332
published in: World Development, 148, 105651, 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14153
published in: Labour Economics, 72, 102056, 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13705
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12169
forthcoming in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11790
published in: Economica, 2021, 88 (350), 570-600
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11305
Judite Goncalves, Pedro S. Martins
forthcoming in: Small Business Economics, 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11113
Alexander Hijzen, Pedro S. Martins, Jante Parlevliet
published as 'Frontal assault versus incremental change: A comparison of collective bargaining in Portugal and the Netherlands' in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2019/0008
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10289
forthcoming in: Research in Labour Economics, 2021