Barros, Pedro Pita

Barros, Pedro Pita



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Pedro Pita Barros is Professor of Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa where he teaches industrial organization and health economics. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London).

Pedro Pita Barros’ research focuses on issues on health economics and on regulation and competition policy. His work has covered different topics including: health expenditure determinants, waiting lists, bargaining in health care, competition policy in Portugal and in the European Union, among others.

His research has appeared in many academic journals (such as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Health Care Management Science, among others). Pedro Pita Barros has also contributed to several books, and has published several books on health economics (written in Portuguese). Recent ones include the Handbook of Health Economics Vol II (co-editor with Mark Pauly and Tom McGuire) and Health Economics – an IO Perspective (co-authored with Xavier Martinez-Giralt).

Pedro Pita Barros is currently Editor of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics and Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, and Health Care Management Science.

He has served as Member of the Board of the Portuguese Energy Regulator (2005/2006) and on the Governmental Commission for the Financial Sustainability of the National Health Service (2006/2007). Over time he has acted as consultant for both private and public entities, in Portugal and at the European level, in the areas of health economics, competition policy and economic regulation.

More information on the CV can be obtained at:

    • Barros, Pedro Pita; Cardoso, Teodora; Esteves, Paulo; Pinheiro, Maximiano (2013). Conferência Para uma reforma abrangente da organização e gestão do sector público, pp. 21- 33, in Banco de Portugal, Conselho de Finanças Públicas e Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, editores, Para uma reforma abrangente da organização e gestão do sector público – Towards a Comprehensive Reform of Public Governance, Lisboa.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita; Clougherty, Joseph; Seldeslachts, Jo (2013). “Europeanization of EU Member-State Competition Policy: The Commission’s Leadership Role”, International Review of Law and Economics. Forthcoming.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita; Cristovão, Rita; Andrade Gomes, Pedro (2013). “Portugal”, in Luigi Siciliani, Michael Borowitz and Valerie Moran (Editores), Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector. What works?, OECD Book, Paris, France.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita; Gonçalves, Ricardo (2013). “Economies of scale and scope in the provision of diagnostic techniques and therapeutic services in Portuguese hospitals”, Applied Economics. Volume 45, Issue 4, pp. 415-433.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita (2013). “Saúde Mental e Economia – reflexões a propósito dos 50 anos do Serviço de Psiquiatria do Hospital de São João”, in A. R. Torres, editor, Saúde Mental – modo de usar - Livro comemorativo dos Cinquenta Anos da Clínica de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental do Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita (2013). “Desafios do envelhecimento na Europa, com um olhar sobre Portugal”, in Envelhecimento e Inovação Social, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita, (2012). “Pharmaceutical market reforms in Portugal under the Memorandum of Understanding”, Eurohealth, vol. 18(1): 33 - 36.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita, (2012). “Health Policy Reform in Tough Times”, Health Policy, 106(1): 17–22.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita, (2012), “Portugal’s Health Policy under a financial rescue plan”, Eurohealth, vol. 18(3): 10 – 13.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita, Pauly, Marc, McGuire, Thomas, (2012). Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2, Elsevier-North Holland, 2012.
    • Barros, Pedro Pita, Fernandes, Varandas João, (2012). Um ano depois da Troika na Politíca de saúde, Princípia.
  • Pedro Pita Barros’ research work covers conceptual, empirical and policy analysis. His areas of research are competition policy, economic regulation and health economics.  

  • “Grande-Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique”, awarded by the President of the Republic of Portugal, June 2005.