Keynote Speaker

Prof. Francisco José Veiga

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Francisco José Veiga is a Professor of Economics and an elected member of the General Council of University of Minho, Portugal. Holding an undergraduate degree in Economic and Political International Relations from 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 is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy, has several articles published in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics and the European Economic Review, and coordinated several research projects.

Among the consultancy tasks performed are studies for the Directorate General of Local Authorities (DGAL), Secretary of State of Culture and for the firm Parque Escolar, E.P.E.

Selected publications:

Morozumi, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2016). Public spending and growth: The role of government accountability. European Economic Review, 89, 148–171.

Neto, D. G., & Veiga, F. J. (2013). Financial globalization, convergence and growth: The role of foreign direct investment. Journal of International Money and Finance, 37, 161–186.

Aidt, T. S., Veiga, F. J., & Veiga, L. G. F. (2011). Election results and opportunistic policies: A new test of the rational political business cycle model. Public Choice, 148(1-2), 21–44.

Aisen, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2008). The political economy of seigniorage. Journal of Development of Economics, 87(1), 29–50.

Aisen, A., & Veiga, F. J. (2006). Does political instability lead to higher inflation? A panel data analysis. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 38(5), 1379–1389.

Keynote Speakers from previous years:
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Keynote Speaker 2014
Keynote Speaker 2013
Keynote Speaker 2012