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Francisco Veiga

  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Dean
  • Universidade do Minho Escola de Economia e Gestao
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Francisco José Veiga is a Full Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho (Portugal). Holding an undergraduate degree in Economic and Political International Relations from the University of Minho, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA), he teaches and researches in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Monetary Economics, Political Economy, and Economic Growth. He was Presidente of the European Public Choice Society (April 2017-2019), he is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy, has more than 30 articles published in international scientific journals, among which the Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and participated and coordinated several research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Among the administrative tasks previously performed at U.Minho, are the membership of the General Council (similar to a Board of Trustees), the direction of the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), for about 10 years, of the Department of Economics, and the Ph.D., Master and undergraduate programs in Economics. As a specialist, he was a member of the commission that prepared a proposal of legislation on Municipal Financial Recovery, and was a member of the Technical Secretariat that prepared the revision proposals of the Portuguese Local Finance Law and of the Regional Finance Law. Among the recent consultancy tasks performed, are the studies/reports for the European Court of Auditors, the Portuguese Directorate General of Local Authorities (DGAL), Secretary of State of Culture and the public firm Parque Escolar, E.P.E.


European Journal of Political Economy

Member of the Editorial Board

2013 - Present

Recent publications

  • Elections, recession expectations and excessive debt: an unholy trinity

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Professional experience


Universidade do Minho Escola de Economia e Gestao

October 2017 - Present


Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho

March 2010 - Present

T.A., Assistant Prof. and Associate Professor

Escola de Economia e Gestão, Universidade do Minho

October 1991 - March 2010(18 years)


Ph.D. in Economics

University of South Carolina

August 1994 - March 1998(4 years)

B.A. in International Relations

Universidade do Minho

September 1987 - June 1991(4 years)

Co-authors (16)