Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. Director, Economics for Policy Knowledge Center.
PhD in economics from the University of Warwick (2005). Lecturer and Professor at Queen Mary University of London (2004-21).
Secretary of State for Employment in the Government of Portugal (2011-13): responsible for reforms in employment protection legislation, active labour market policies, the public employment service, and tripartite dialogue.
Member of the group of experts advising the Government of Greece and the European Commission on labour market reforms (2016).
Current research: collective bargaining, training, and employment services.
Scientific Director, Economics for Policy Knowledge Center, Nova SBE (https://economicsforpolicy.novasbe.pt/) and Co-Director, Executive Leadership in Public Administration.