Universidade do Minho


Ricardo M. Sousa


London School of Economics and Political Science


Department of Economics


University of Minho


Campus of Gualtar


4710-057 - Braga - Portugal



Office: EEG - 2.11


          Phone: +351 253 601935


          Fax: +351 253 676375


          Email: rjsousa@eeg.uminho.pt, rjsousa@alumni.lse.ac.uk










I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and a Researcher at the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE) of the University of Minho, and a member of the LSE Alumni Association of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

I finished the PhD in Economics and the MRes in Economics at the LSE in 2008 and 2005, respectively. At the LSE, I studied under the supervision of Alexander Michaelides (Department of Economics) and Christian Julliard (Department of Finance) and worked as a Researcher at the Financial Markets Group (FMG). I also completed the MPhil in Economic Policy and the BSc in Economics at the University of Minho in 2002 and 1999, respectively, and attended the first year of the BSc in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (FMUP) of the University of Porto in 1994.

My research interests are: Macroeconomics, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Empirical Finance and Asset Pricing, Emerging Market Economies, Macroeconometrics and Quantitative Methods, Bayesian Model Averaging and Bayesian Econometrics, Development and Growth, and Regional and Urban Economics.

My research has been published in journals such as Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Applied Financial Economics, Bulletin of Economic Research, Economic Modelling, Economics Letters, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Empirical Economics, Energy Policy, Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy, European Journal of Finance, Fiscal Studies, International Review of Economics and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Macroeconomics, Kyklos, Macroeconomic Dynamics, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Open Economies Review, Portuguese Economic Journal, Quantitative Finance, Review of Income and Wealth, Review of International Economics, Revue d'Economie Politique, Revue Économique, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, The Manchester School and World Economics, and covered in the media such as The Economist, The Telegraph, City A.M., Público and Expresso.

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