Priscila Ferreira

University of Minho, Portugal

In a globalized world, where the problems afflicting one economy are likely to be experienced by other economies, the IZA World of Labor eases the communication of research results, in a policy relevant way to a wider, cross border, community of policy makers and general audience alike. I am pleased to be part of this project that contributes to raising public awareness and stimulates a wider debate on labor market issues

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, and Director of the Applied Microeconomics Research Unit (NIMA), Portugal

Research interest

Labour economics, applied microeconomics and microeconometrics


PhD Economics, University of Essex, 2009

Selected publications

  • “Firm entry deregulation, competition and returns to education and skill.” European Economic Review 70 (2014): 210–230 (with A. P. Fernandes and L. A. Winters).

  • “Measuring match quality using subjective data.” Economics Letters 113:3 (2011): 304–306 (with M. Taylor).

  • “The dynamics of job creation and destruction for University graduates: Why a rising unemployment rate can be misleading.” Applied Economics 41:19 (2009): 2513–2521 (with A. R. Cardoso).