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.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1314
published as 'Unemployment Benefits and Reservation Wages: Key Elasticities from a Stripped-Down Job Search Approach' in Economica, 2010, 77 (305), 46-59.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 978
published in: Economics Letters, 2004, 85 (2), 229-234
IZA Discussion Paper No. 954
published in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 55 (4), 393 - 419
IZA Discussion Paper No. 914
published as 'Contractual wages and the wage cushion under different bargaining settings' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2005, 23 (4), 875-902
IZA Discussion Paper No. 544
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006, 4 (5), 988-1013. Reprinted in J. T. Addison (ed.) Recent Developments in Labor Economics, Vol. I, UK, 2007, 179-204
IZA Discussion Paper No. 350
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2003, 38 (1), 156-191
IZA Discussion Paper No. 349
published in: Oxford Economic Papers, 2002, 54 (3), 505-533
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