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The Portuguese Public Finance Council, in partnership with NIPE – Centre for Research in Economics and Management (University of Minho), attained in May 18 the webinar “Specialization and diversification of the Portuguese economy: what perspectives in the post-COVID?”.


Integrated in the CFP's 2021 Conference Cycle, the webinar had the interventions of Cláudia Maria Neves Simões, University of Minho’s School of Economics and Management President, and Nazaré da Costa Cabral, presidente of the CFP’s Senior Board.


The event was divided into two parts: the first panel had Miguel Portela (NIPE and UMinho) and Fernando Alexandre (NIPE and UMinho) interventions, followed by a round table with the participation of Ana Teresa Lehmann (University of Porto), João Amador (Nova SBE and Banco de Portugal), Joana Silva (Católica Lisbon) and the moderation of Carlos Marinheiro (CFP).


The first conference of this cycle which started in 2020 took place on March 4 in Coimbra under the theme "Economic Growth and Productivity in Portugal" –, in partnership with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and CeBER. The second conference “Economic Inequalities and Redistribution in Portugal” took place on October 7 in partnership with Nova SBE. “Which fiscal rules do we need after the Covid-19 Crisis?” was the third and last conference of the 2020 Conference Cycle and was held in December in partnership with Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto.

Date of last update: 18/05/2021


Opening Session




Cláudia Maria Neves Simões, president, UM's School of Economics and Management


Nazaré da Costa Cabral, chair of the Senior Board, CFP



Fernando Alexandre, NIPE e UMinho: “Frontier and innovative firms in the Portuguese economy: a sectoral and regional analysis"


Miguel Portela, NIPE e UMinho: “Structural change in human capital and sectoral specialization"

Round Table | Specialization and diversification of the Portuguese economy: what perspectives in the post-COVID?


Ana Teresa Lehmann, Faculdade de Economia of Universidade do Porto
João Amador, Bank of Portugal and Nova SBE
Joana Silva, Católica Lisbon 
Carlos Marinheiro (Moderator), Portuguese Public Finance Council