Research Interests

- Open Economy Macroeconomics: Optimum Currency Areas, Business Cycles, Macroeconomic Policies

- Economic Growth

- International and Portuguese Economy

 

Publications

Publications in International Journals (with peer-review):

[28] Sequeira, T., Santos, M., Ferreira-Lopes, A. “Income Inequality and Technological Adoption”, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Issues.

 

[27] Martins, L., Gan, Yi, Ferreira-Lopes, A. “An Empirical Analysis of the Influence of Macroeconomic Determinants on World Tourism Demand”, forthcoming in Tourism Management.

[26] Sequeira, T., Santos, M., Ferreira-Lopes, A. “Income Inequality, TFP, and Human Capital”, forthcoming in Economic Record.

[25]  Sequeira, T., Minas, T. S., Ferreira-Lopes, A., Santos, M. “Do Large Governments Decrease Happiness? New Evidence of a Negative Effect in Europe”, forthcoming in International Journal of Happiness and Development.

 

[24] Sequeira, T., R. Viegas e A. Ferreira-Lopes, "Income and Religion: A heterogeneous panel data analysis", forthcoming in Review of Social Economy.

 

[23] Duran, H. E., Ferreira-Lopes, A. (2017), “Determinants of Co-movement and of Lead and Lag Behavior of Business Cycles in the Eurozone”, International Review of Applied Economics 31(2): 255-282.

 

[22] Morgado, A., T. Sequeira, M. Santos, A. Ferreira-Lopes and A. Balcão Reis (2016), “Measuring Labour Mismatch in Europe”, Social Indicators Research 129: 161-179.

 

[21] Lopes, J., A. Ferreira-Lopes and T. Sequeira (2016), Public Debt, Economic Growth, and Inflation in African Economies”, South African Journal of Economics 84 (2): 294-322.

 

[20] Melo, I., A. Ferreira-Lopes, and H. Monteiro (2015), “Regional and Sectoral Foreign Direct Investment in Portugal since Joining the EU: A Dynamic Portrait”, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 27(3): 197-229.

 

[19] Sequeira, T.; A. Ferreira-Lopes and O. Gomes (2014), A Growth Model with Qualities, Varieties, and Human Capital: Stability and Transitional Dynamics”, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 18 (5): 543-555.

 

[18] Ferreira-Lopes, A. (2014), “The Welfare Costs of the EMU for Transition Countries", Prague Economic Papers 4: 446-473.

 

[17] Sequeira, T. N. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2014), "Quantifying Distortions from Pollution on a R&D Endogenous Growth Model", Estudios de Economia 41 (1): 149 - 159.

 

[16] Gomes, O., A. Ferreira-Lopes, and T. Sequeira (2014), “Exponential Discounting Bias”, Journal of Economics 113(1): 31 - 57.

[15] Silva,  R. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2014), “A Regional Development Index for Portugal”, Social Indicators Research 118 (3): 1055 - 1085.

[14] Ferreira-Lopes, A. and T. Sequeira (2014), "The Dynamics of the Trade Balance and the Terms of Trade in Central and Eastern European Countries", Acta Oeconomica 64(1): 51-71.

[13] Ferreira-Lopes, A., T. Sequeira, and C. Roseta-Palma (2013), "On the Effect of Technological Progress on Pollution: An Overlooked Distortion in Endogenous Growth", Oxford Economic Papers 65(2): 394 - 416.

[12] Sequeira, T. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2013), "Social Capital and Investment in R&D: New Externalities", Journal of Business Economics and Management, 14 (1): 77 - 97.

[11] Ferreira-Lopes, A., C. Roseta-Palma, and T. Sequeira (2012), "When Sociable Workers Pay Off: Can Firms Internalize Social Capital Externalities?", Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 23 (2): 127-36, June.

 

[10] Ferreira-Lopes, A. and T. Sequeira (2012), "Business Cycles Association in a Small Monetary Union: The Case of Switzerland", Spatial Economic Analysis 7(1): 9-30, March (lead article).

 

[9] Ferreira-Lopes, A. and T. Sequeira (2011), "Business Cycles in Reunified Germany: Closer Together or Further Apart?", Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies 23 (2-3): 94-113, July-November.

 

[8] Sequeira, T. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2011), "An Endogenous Growth Model with Human and Social Capital Interactions", Review of Social Economy 69 (4): 465 – 493.

 

[7] Ferreira-Lopes, A. and A. M. Pina (2011), "Business Cycles, Core and Periphery in Monetary Unions: Comparing Europe and North America",  Open Economies Review 22 (4): 565-592.

 

[6] Sequeira, T. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2010), “Does a Federal Country Need Federal Transfers when it has Labor Mobility?”, Regional Studies 44 (9): 1117-1129.

 

[5] Sequeira, T. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2010), “On the Welfare Properties of the Lucas and Romer Endogenous Growth Models”, Economics Bulletin 30 (3): 2143-2150.

[4] Ferreira-Lopes, A. (2010), “In or Out? The Welfare Costs of EMU Membership”, Economic Modelling, 27 (2): 585-594, March.

[3] Roseta-Palma, C.; A. Ferreira-Lopes, and T. Sequeira (2010), “Externalities in an endogenous growth model with social and natural capital”, Ecological Economics, 69 (3): 603-612.

[2] Neves Sequeira, T. and A. Ferreira-Lopes (2009), “Should the Federal Government Reallocate Funds within Federal Transfers?”, Public Finance Review, 37 (5): 596-612, September.

[1] Monteiro, H. and A. Ferreira Lopes (2007), “A Benchmarking of the Undergraduate Economics Major in Europe and in the United States”, International Review of Economics Education, Vol. 6, Issue 2.

 

Publications in National Journals:

 

Monteiro, Henrique; Lopes, Alexandra Ferreira (2006), “Os currículos portugueses comparados com os europeus”, in Cadernos de Economia, JUL/SET, ANO XIX, Nº. 76;

   

Ferreira, Alexandra; Rito, Alda; Sequeira, Tiago (2001), “Dynamics of the Trade balance and the terms of trade: S Curve in Europe?”, in Prospectiva e Planeamento, Departament of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, Volume 7, November, pp. 187-230.

 

 

Work in Progress

 

On Open Economy Macroeconomics

 

 

On Economic Growth

 

"Social Infrastructure and the Preservation of Physical Capital" (with Helena Soares, Tiago Sequeira, Pedro Macias Marques and Orlando Gomes)

“Human Capital and Genetic Diversity” (with Tiago Sequeira and Marcelo Santos)

"Why Inventions Occurred in Some Countries and Not in Others?" (withTiago Sequeira and Marcelo Santos)

  

Others

 

“Trade Protectionism and Intra-industry Trade: A USA-EU Comparison” (with Cândida Sousa, Helena Carvalho, and Nuno Crespo)

 

 

Work Reports

 

 

Lopes, Alexandra Ferreira (2003), “Business Cycles in the European Union: a brief study of the cyclical behaviour of Member States”, October 2003, in Dinâmia Working Paper Nº2003/35, ISCTE, 20 pp.;

 

Ferreira, Alexandra; Pina, Álvaro; Dias, Ana; Saint Aubyn, Miguel; Lopes, Emídio (2003), “Mid-term Evaluation of the macroeconomic impact of CSF III (final report)”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, September, 90 pp.;

 

Ferreira, Alexandra; Pina, Álvaro; Dias, Ana; Saint Aubyn, Miguel; Lopes, Emídio (2003), “Mid-term Evaluation of the macroeconomic impact of CSF III (preliminar report)”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, September, 48 pp.;

 

Ferreira, Alexandra (2002), “Evaluation of the macroeconomic impact of PIDDAC in 2001”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, 3 pp.;

 

Lopes, Emídio; Ferreira, Alexandra (2002), “CSF Macroeconomic Evaluation for the 1994-2000 period”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, 9 pp.;

 

Lopes, Emídio; Ferreira, Alexandra (2002), PIDDAC Macroeconomic and sectoral Evaluation for the 1994-2002 period”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, 19 pp.;

 

Ferreira, Alexandra (2002), “A survey about methods for evaluating large investment programs with supply side effects”, Department of Prospective and Planning, Ministry of Finance, 94 pp.;