Priscila Ferreira

University of Minho, Portugal

In a globalized world, where the problems afflicting one economy are likely to be experienced by other economies, IZA World of Labor eases the communication of research results, in a policy relevant way to a wider, cross border, community of policymakers 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, Portugal, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Population Economics

Research interest

Labour economics, applied microeconomics and microeconometrics


PhD Economics, University of Essex, 2009

Selected publications

  • "Product market competition and gender discrimination." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Forthcoming) (with D. Cooke and A. P. Fernandes).

  • "The effect of competition on executive compensation and incentives: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment." Journal of Human Resources 53:3 (2018): 783–824 (with A. P. Fernandes and L. A. Winters).

  • "Financing constraints and fixed term employment contracts: Evidence from the 2008–9 Financial Crisis." European Economic Review 92 (2017): 215–238 (with A. P. Fernandes).

  • “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).