JoséTavares TAVARES. Completed the Licenciatura in Licenciatura em Economia in 1990/05 by Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Doctor of Philosophy in PhD in Economics in 1998/06 by Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Master in Economics in 1995/03 by Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Is Full Professor in Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics. Published 23 articles in journals. Has 9 section(s) of books and 5 book(s). Has received 1 awards and/or honors. Works in the area(s) of Social Sciences with emphasis on Economics and Business with emphasis on Economics. In his curriculum Ciência Vitae the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: Economic Growth; Institutions; Economic policies in the EU; Government Efficiency; Political Accountability; Political Participation; Local Taxation; Government performance; Technology; Capital Markets; Foreign Direct Investment; .

Personal identification

Full name
José Manuel Albuquerque Tavares

Citation names

  • TAVARES, José

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Economics and Business - Economics
Degree Classification
1992/09 - 1998/06
PhD in Economics (Doctor of Philosophy)
Major in Economics
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, United States
1992/09 - 1995/03
Economics (Master)
Major in Economics
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, United States
1985/09 - 1990/05
Licenciatura em Economia (Licenciatura)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal


Host institution
1998/09/01 - 1999/09/01 Visiting Researcher (Research) Harvard University Center for International Development, United States

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2000/09/01 - Current Full Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
1999/09/01 - 2000/09/01 Invited Assistant Professor (University Teacher) University of California Los Angeles, United States
University of California Los Angeles, United States
1996/09/01 - 1998/09/01 Invited Assistant (University Teacher) Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, United States
Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, United States


Designation Funders
2018/10/01 - 2021/09/30 Local Governance: Taxation, Accountability, Performance
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008/01/01 - 2011/09/30 Institutions and Technology
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2008/01/01 - 2011/07/31 The Economics of Institutions
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


  1. Aguiar-Conraria, Luis; Bação, Pedro; Isabel Horta Correia; José Alberto Ferreira; TAVARES, José; Nuno Valério; Varejao, Jose. Crises na Economia Portuguesa: de 1910 a 2022. Lisboa, Portugal: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. 2023.
  2. TAVARES, José. A Europa Não É Um País Estrangeiro. Lisboa, Portugal: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. 2019.
  3. Nowotny, Ewald; Mooslechner, Peter; Ritzberger-Grünwald, Doris. After the Crisis - Reform, Recovery, and Growth in Europe. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2016.
    Published • 10.4337/9780857932914 • Editor
  4. TAVARES, JoséTavares. Investir no Futuro - Relações Universidade-Indústria em Portugal e nos Estados Unidos da América. Lisboa, Portugal: Gradiva. 2003.
    Published • Editor
  5. TAVARES, JoséTavares. Portugal: Strategic Options in European Perspective. Lexington, United States. 2003.
    Published • Editor
Book chapter
  1. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "The Challenge of European Inequality". 171. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  2. Llussá, Fernanda; Tavares, José. "Economics and Terrorism: What We Know, What We Should Know, and the Data We Need". In Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness, 233-254. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
    Published • 10.1017/cbo9780511754388.009
  3. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Regional Currencies versus Regional Pegs: Options for Asia and the Americas". Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: MIT Press, 2005.
  4. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Commitment versus Voice: The Quest of Small Countries in European Integration". In Portugal: Strategic Options in European Perspective. Lexongton, Massachusetts, United States, 2003.
  5. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Country Size and Economic Performance: A Commentary With Implications for East Timor". Asia Pacific Press, 2001.
  6. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Central American Development in Historical Perspective". In Economic Development in Central America. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard University Press, 2001.
  7. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "From Crisis to Recovery: Central America in the Eighties and Nineties". In Economic Development in Central America. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard University Press, 2001.
  8. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Trade and Investment in Central America: Patterns and Strategic Recommendations". In Economic Development in Central America, 359-390. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard University Press, 2001.
    Published • 10.4324/9780203401668_chapter_10
  9. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "Exchange Rate Arrangements". In Economic Development in Central America. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Book review
  1. TAVARES, JoséTavares. "The Asian Financial Crisis". Review of Asian Financial Crisis (2003):
Journal article
  1. Branco, Catarina; Dohse, Dirk C.; Pereira dos Santos, João; Tavares, José. "Nobody’s gonna slow me down? The effects of a transportation cost shock on firm performance and behavior". Journal of Urban Economics 136 (2023): 103569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2023.103569.
  2. Carolina Nunes; Bruno P. Carvalho; João Pereira dos Santos; Susana Peralta; José Tavares. "Failing Young and Temporary Workers? The Impact of a Disruptive Crisis on a Dual Labour Market". The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2023): https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2022-0316.
  3. Oliveira, Carlos; Santos, João Pereira dos; Tavares, José. "Innovation and Firm Performance Across Portuguese Municipalities: The Role of Patents". ERBE- European Review of Business Economics 2 2 (2023): http://dx.doi.org/10.26619/erbe-2022.2.2.2.
  4. Pereira dos Santos, João; Tavares, José; Mesquita, José. "Leave them kids alone! National exams as a political tool". Public Choice 189 3-4 (2021): 405-426. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00893-y.
  5. Jalles, J.T.; Mulas-Granados, C.; Tavares, J.; Correa Caro, C.. "Single Currency and Fiscal Performance: the Early Euro Area in Perspective". Applied Economics Letters 25 6 (2018): 415-419. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85019751517&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  6. Júlio, P.; Tavares, J.. "The Good, the Bad and the Different: Can Gender Quotas Raise the Quality of Politicians?". Economica 84 335 (2017): 454-479. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85010408062&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Otrachshenko, V.; Popova, O.; Tavares, J.. "Psychological Costs of Currency Transition: Evidence from the Euro Adoption". European Journal of Political Economy 45 (2016): 89-100. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85028269460&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Cavalcanti, T.; Tavares, J.. "The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination: A Model-based Macroeconomics Estimate". Economic Journal 126 590 (2016): 109-134. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84957846498&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Tovar Jalles, J.; Tavares, J.. "Trade, Scale or Social Capital? Technological Progress in Poor and Rich Countries". Journal of International Trade and Economic Development 24 6 (2015): 767-808. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84930086305&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Luque, J.; Morelli, M.; Tavares, J.. "A Volatility-based Theory of Fiscal Union Desirability". Journal of Public Economics 112 (2014): 1-11. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84894278700&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Júlio, P.; Pinheiro-Alves, R.; Tavares, J.. "Foreign Direct Investment and Institutional Reform: Evidence and an Application to Portugal". Portuguese Economic Journal 12 3 (2013): 215-250. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84888422455&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Brück, T.; Llussá, F.; Tavares, J.A.. "Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events". European Journal of Political Economy 27 SUPPL. 1 (2011): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-81955167939&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Llussá, F.; Tavares, J.. "The Economics of Terrorism: A (Simple) Taxonomy of the Literature". Defence and Peace Economics 22 2 (2011): 105-123. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79953756161&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Cavalcanti, T.V.D.V.; Tavares, J.. "Women Prefer Larger Governments: Growth, Structural Transformation, and Government Size". Economic Inquiry 49 1 (2011): 155-171. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78651092924&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Llussá, F.; Tavares, J.. "Which Terror at Which Cost? On the Economic Consequences of Terrorist Attacks". Economics Letters 110 1 (2011): 52-55. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78149310067&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Tavares, J.. "Economic Integration and the Comovement of Stock Returns". Economics Letters 103 2 (2009): 65-67. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-64549140683&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Arvate, P.R.; Avelino, G.; Tavares, J.. "Fiscal Conservatism in a New Democracy: "Sophisticated" versus "Naïve" Voters". Economics Letters 102 2 (2009): 125-127. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-58549103107&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. De Cavalcanti, T.V.V.; Tavares, J.. "Assessing the "Engines of Liberation": Home Appliances and Female Labor Force Participation". Review of Economics and Statistics 90 1 (2008): 81-88. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-38849206371&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Cavalcanti, T.V.; Magalhães, A.M.; Tavares, J.A.. "Institutions and Economic Development in Brazil". Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 48 2 (2008): 412-432. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-41649087142&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Tavares, J.. "Trade, Factor Proportions, and Political Rights". Review of Economics and Statistics 90 1 (2008): 163-168. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-38849103111&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Larraín B., F.; Tavares, J.. "Does Foreign Direct Investment Decrease Corruption?". Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics 41 123 (2004): 217-230. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34247363774&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Tavares, J.. "Does Right or Left Matter? Cabinets, Credibility and Fiscal Adjustments". Journal of Public Economics 88 12 (2004): 2447-2468. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4444262584&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Tavares, J.. "The Open Society Assesses Its Enemies: Shocks, Disasters and Terrorist Attacks". Journal of Monetary Economics 51 5 (2004): 1039-1070. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-4344587082&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Tavares, J.. "Does Foreign Aid Corrupt?". Economics Letters 79 1 (2003): 99-106. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0037400247&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Tavares, J.; Wacziarg, R.. "How Democracy Affects Growth". European Economic Review 45 8 (2001): 1341-1378. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034919122&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Alesina, A.; Perotti, R.; Tavares, J.. "The Political Economy of Fiscal Adjustments". Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 1 (1998): 197-266. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0039835689&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Govela, M.; Tavares, J.. "The Distribution of Household Income and Expenditure in Portugal: 1980 AND 1990". Review of Income and Wealth 41 1 (1995): 1-17. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84983503856&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
Working paper
  1. PEREIRA, MÁRCIA; TAVARES, José. 2019. "Extracting Implicit Country Weights in ECB's Monetary Policy". https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14090.


1990 Banco de Portugal Best GPA grade in Undergraduate Economics
Banco de Portugal, Portugal