90 seconds of science with Luís Catela Nunes

90 seg de cienciaLuís Catela Nunes is a professor at Nova SBE and investigates the impact of school retentions on a student's academic life.

"If a student had not been detained, what would have happened? Would he be better or worse?” These are the fundamental questions of the research, which has as object of study students who attend the fourth year.

You can hear the full program here:

http://www.90segundosdeciencia.pt/episodes/ep-140-luis-nunes/

90 seconds of science with Miguel Ferreira

90Miguel Ferreira, professor at Nova SBE, developed this study within the scope of the Elections project in order to understand what influence banks and financial intermediaries may have on the economy.

"The Elections project is about trying to see whether financial intermediaries and banks have too much influence, too much power, on the economy, and in this project we are trying to see if the rating changes taken by the agencies can have an effect on the election results of Municipal elections in the US ", he says.

You can hear the full program here:

http://www.90segundosdeciencia.pt/episodes/ep-131-miguel-ferreira/

Knowledge in Motion with Pedro Brinca

The fourth video from the series "Knowledge in Motion" is based on the publication “Fiscal multipliers in the 21st century” from the Journal of Monetary Economics, where Prof. Pedro Brinca explains that fiscal multipliers are highly sensitive to the fraction of the population who face binding credit constraints and also to the average wealth level in the economy.

90 seconds of Science with Miguel Pina e Cunha

“There’s nothing more terrifying that to find people in other normal environments participating in genocides. We use to look at this type of processes as the result of a crazy person. This explanation is comforting because we have the idea that the fault is only from one crazy person, but the truth is that no any crazy person does the process by itself, they are followed by ordinary people, some of them with good intentions”, states Miguel Pina e Cunha, Professor at Nova SBE, that has participated in the radio program 90 seconds of Science from the last 17th of February, in Antena 1.