“A Economia e o Futuro" is a joint initiative between Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto and Ordem dos Economistas (Portuguese Economists Association) to foster studies and informed debates on important topics in Economics.
Every year, a cycle of public sessions and a competition of essays is organized on a chosen theme. The sessions, seminars and lectures, combine the perspectives of several academic and professional experts together with those of Economics and Management students.
Transformational Investment and Industrial Policy with Mário Rui Silva (Sigma Team Consulting and FEP) and Hélder Vasconcelos (FEP)Presentation Mário Rui Silva (Sigma Team Consulting and FEP) - in portuguese Presentation Helder Vasconcelos (FEP)
Transformational Investment , Transformational Productivity? with Ricardo Luz (Gestluz Consultores), José Manuel Mendonça (INESC-TEC and FEUP) and moderation by Ricardo Arroja (Portuguese Economists Association)Presentation Ricardo Luz (Empresário, Gestluz Consultores) - in portuguese Presentation José Manuel Mendonça (INESC-TEC e FEUP) - in portuguese
'Transformational Investment in the after-crisis' with Manuel Caldeira Cabral (Minister of Economy), João Miranda (Frulact Founder and CEO) and moderation by Ricardo Arroja (Portuguese Economists Association)
Deadline for submission of essays: 27 November 2017
Deadline for essay upload: April, 30th, 2018
He holds a degree in Economics from FEP and a PhD in Economics from the Pierre Mendès-France University (France). He has a 39-year academic career at FEP, lecturing courses in the areas of Economic Growth, Innovation Economics, Development and Economic Policy. He was director of several programmes of studies, being currently the Director of the Master in Innovation Economics and Management at FEP.
He has numerous works published, namely papers in international and national journals, books or book chapters, conference proceedings and working papers.
He was Vice-Dean of EGP-UPBS (currently, Porto Business School) and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of FEP. Between 2007 and 2012 he was, successively, Non-Executive Director and Executive Director of the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (ON2).
In parallel to his academic activity, he has a long career as a consultant for investment, innovation and competitiveness. He has participated in the preparation and evaluation of public policies in support of competitiveness and innovation, from the period of the CSF III to the present, particularly he was in charge of the Coordination of the ex-ante Evaluation of the Proposal of Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement. He is also a business consultant, including some of the largest Portuguese industrial companies, for R&D and investment projects.
He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute, in 2002. He was previously Associate Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2007-2011), Assistant Professor at Università Bocconi (2003-2007) and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institut D’Economie Industrielle (IDEI), University of Toulouse (2002-2003).
He has received The International Journal of Industrial Organization Best Paper Award both in 2015 and in 2006, and the 2005 Industrial Organization Society’s Best Paper/Younger Scholar Award.
His main areas of research are industrial organisation and, in particular, competition policy and regulation. His work has been published in leading international economic journals, including the Economic Journal, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Over time, he has acted as consultant for both private and public entities, in the areas of competition policy and regulation.
He holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from FEUP and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK.
He has developed research work at the Laboratoriet for Almen Elektroteknik of Denmark Technical High School, Copenhagen, at the Wind Energy Systems Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, at the Department of Enterprise Development and Logistics of Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, besides FEUP and INESC Norte.
He was Vice-President of the Innovation Agency, Executive Director of Ilídio Pinho Foundation and non-executive director of three technology-based start-ups: Tech M5 SGPS, Fibersensing SA and Kinematix SA.
He was also the Scientific Director of the UTEN Network - University Technology Enterprise Network, in the UTAustin Portugal Program. Additionally, he was the National Delegate in different European Research Programs – Innovation and SME’s (FP5), Growth (FP5), NMP (FP6) and ICT (FP7) - having been coordinator and evaluator of several european projects under the ESPRIT Program (FP4 and FP5).
He worked on the Project of the Sines Power Station in Portugal, and abroad, in the Department of TGG - Turbo-generator Design, of Brown, Boveri & Cie., Switzerland.
He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto (FEP) and holds a master degree in Design for Sustainability from Cranfield University, UK. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Political Journalism from the Catholic University.
He was Executive Director of the Development Finance Institution (IFD) between 2015 and 2017 and board member of EBAN, The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market in Brussels between 2014 and 2016.
He was a co-founder in 2007, of FNABA, the National Federation of Business Angels Associations and vice president until 2015. He also founded, in 2007, the Invicta Angels, the Association of Business Angels of Porto, and was president until 2015. He founded Gestluz Consultores in 1994, which he managed until 2014.
João Miranda was born 52 years ago in Roriz, Barcelos – Portugal.
From an early age he called on himself the passion to be an entrepreneur. Together with his father and brother, founded in 1987, the Frulact Group, a business company chaired by him and, under his management, achieved international reputation and renown being today one of the TOP 5 players worldwide in the business sector.
At the same time, in 1990 he founded the Associação Cultural e Recreativa de Roriz, an entity recognized of public interest. He participated in the creation and implementation of the Pólo de Competitividade e Tecnologia do sector Agroindustrial, PortugalFoods, chairing the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012.
In 2008 founded and chairs a Private Instituion of Social Solidarity, the Centro Zulmira Pereira Simões. He is an External Board Member of the Escola da Faculdade de Economia e Gestão of the Universidade of Minho.
He is also the Secretary of the General Meeting of COTEC which is chaired by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Throughout his 30-year professional career, he was awarded with several leadership recognitions and management skills awards.
In 2010 received the Entrepreneurship Award from INSEAD and, a year later, received the Leader of the Year Award in New Technologies by the Best Leader Awards. Most recently, in 2014, he received the Commendation of the Order of Business Merit - Industrial category, from the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva.
João Miranda is married and has three children.
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David Justino, licenciado em Economia e doutorado em Sociologia, é professor associado com agregação em Sociologia na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lecionou em diferentes Universidades portuguesas, tendo recebido em 1987 o Prémio Gulbenkian de Ciência e Tecnologia na área das Ciências Sociais. Foi deputado da Assembleia da República entre 1999 e 2002, altura em que assumiu as responsabilidades de ministro da Educação do XV Governo Constitucional. Foi assessor para os Assuntos Sociais da Presidência da República e é atualmente Presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação.
José Manuel Varejão é o Diretor da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto (FEP). Licenciado (1985), mestre (1994) e doutorado (2001) em Economia, iniciou a carreira de docente na FEP em 1986, sendo professor associado da instituição desde 2007. Com especialização nas questões ligadas à Economia do Trabalho (labour economics), é autor de vários artigos, capítulos de livros e outros trabalhos científicos publicados a nível nacional e internacional. Entre 2010 e 2013 foi Diretor do Centro de Economia e Finanças da Universidade do Porto (CEF.UP). É ainda Research Fellow do Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) desde abril de 2009.
Membro da Comissão Executiva do Hay Group Portugal e é o Director responsável pelo desenvolvimento do negócio e do expertise na área de Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management no Hay Group em Portugal. A sua função consiste em ajudar as organizações a desenhar e implementar soluções organizacionais liderando projectos de clarificação estratégica, desenho organizacional, soluções integradas de gestão de recursos humanos e de gestão de processos de mudança, de forma a garantir melhorias no desempenho e nos resultados das organizações. Ao longo da sua actividade de consultoria tem trabalhado com um vasto número de organizações nacionais e internacionais nos mais diversos sectores de atividade, nomeadamente no sector financeiro, indústria, bens de consumo, energia, farmacêutico, saúde, telecomunicações e sector Público.
Pedro Carneiro é Professor de Economia na University College London e economista no IFS' Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap). Os seus interesses de investigação incluem áreas como a economia do desenvolvimento, economia do trabalho, economia da educação e microeconomia.
Chairman of the Board da SIBS, Vitor Bento é também Chairman da ECPA – European Card Payment Association. Na vertente académica, é professor convidado da Faculdade de Ciências Económicas e Empresariais da Católica e da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Entre outros cargos, já foi presidente da Unicre, do Instituto de Gestão do Crédito Público e Director Geral do Tesouro.