José M. Tavares
José M. Tavares
Professor

José Tavares is professor of economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, affiliate researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. José earned his doctorate in Economics at Harvard University, specialising in Political Economy and Macroeconomics. In addition to Nova, José taught at Harvard UniversityUniversity of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and Universidade Católica Portuguesa. José´s research focuses on a broad set of issues, including the relationship between democracy and economic growth, the macroeconomic cost of gender discrimination, and the role of globalization in countering corruption, and it has been published in academic journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and volumes edited by Harvard University PressMIT Press and Princeton University Press. José was co-organiser of “Investir no Futuro: Colaborações Universidade-Indústria em Portugal e nos Estados Unidos” and “Portugal: Strategic Options in European Context”, and founder of the Portuguese American Post-Graduate Society. José´s academic work has been commented in newspapers such as Time Magazine, New York Times, Handelsblatt, La Repubblica, Expresso, and Público, and discussed in specialized op-ed sites such as Vox.eu and Eurointelligence. José was invited speaker at the 2011 Dahrendorf Symposium on “The Future of Europe”.


Ph.D Economics - Harvard University

MSc in Economics - Harvard University

BSc in Economics - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

Political Economy, Public Policy, International Economics, Economic Development, Economics of Culture and Heritage

  • Jalles, João Tovar, Mulas-Granados, Carlos, Tavares, José, Correa Caro, Carolina (2018). Single currency and fiscal performance: the early Euro Area in perspective. Applied Economics Letters, 25 (6), 415-419.
  • Júlio, Paulo, Tavares, José (2017). The good, the bad and the different: Can gender quotas raise the quality of politicians?. Economica, 84 (335), 454-479.
  • Cavalcanti, Tiago, Tavares, José (2016). The output cost of gender discrimination: a model-based macroeconomics estimate. The Economic Journal, 126 (590), 109-134.
  • Otrachshenko, Vladimir, Popova, Olga, Tavares, José (2016). Psychological costs of currency transition: Evidence from the euro adoption. European Journal Of Political Economy, 45, 89-100.
  • Tovar Jalles, João, Tavares, Jose (2015). Trade, scale or social capital? Technological progress in poor and rich countries. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 24 (6), 767-808.
  • Luque, Jaime, Morelli, Massimo, Tavares, José (2014). A volatility-based theory of fiscal union desirability. Journal Of Public Economics, 112, 1-11.
  • Júlio, Paulo, Pinheiro-Alves, Ricardo, Tavares, José (2013). Foreign direct investment and institutional reform: Evidence and an application to Portugal. Portuguese Economic Journal, 12 (3), 215-250.
  • Júlio, Paulo, Pinheiro-Alves, Ricardo, Tavares, José (2013). Foreign investment and institutional reform: Portugal in European perspective. Economic Bulletin, 19 (1), 89-102.
  • Brück, Tilman, Llussá, Fernanda, Tavares, José A. (2011). Entrepreneurship: the role of extreme events. European Journal Of Political Economy, 27 (SUPPL. 1), S78-S88.
  • Cavalcanti, Tiago, Tavares, José (2011). Women prefer larger governments: Growth, structural transformation, and government size. Economic Inquiry, 49 (1), 155-171.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2011). Which terror at which cost?: On the economic consequences of terrorist attacks. Economics Letters, 110 (1), 52-55.
  • Arvate, Paulo Roberto, Avelino, George, Tavares, José (2009). Fiscal conservatism in a new democracy: "sophisticated" versus "naïve" voters. Economics Letters, 102 (2), 125-127.
  • Tavares, José (2009). Economic integration and the comovement of stock returns. Economics Letters, 103 (2), 65-67.
  • Cavalcanti, Tiago V., Magalhães, André M., Tavares, José (2008). Institutions and economic development in Brazil. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 48 (2), 412-432.
  • Tavares, José, Cavalcanti, Tiago (2008). Assessing the "engines of liberation": Home appliances and female labor force participation. Review of Economics and Statistics, 90 (1), 81-88.
  • Tavares, José (2008). Trade, factor proportions, and political rights. Review of Economics and Statistics, 90 (1), 163-168.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2007). The economics of terrorism: a synopsis. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 2 (1), 62-70.
  • Larraín B., Felipe, Tavares, José (2004). Does foreign direct investment decrease corruption?. Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics, 41 (123), 217-230.
  • Tavares, José (2004). Does right or left matter? Cabinets, credibility and fiscal adjustments. Journal Of Public Economics, 88 (12), 2447-2468.
  • Tavares, José (2004). The open society assesses its enemies: Shocks, disasters and terrorist attacks. Journal of Monetary Economics, 51 (5), 1039-1070.
  • Tavares, José (2003). Does foreign aid corrupt?. Economics Letters, 79 (1), 99-106.
  • Tavares, José, Wacziarg, Romain (2001). How democracy affects growth. European Economic Review, 45 (8), 1341-1378.
  • Alesina, Alberto, Perotti, Roberto, Tavares, José (1998). The political economy of fiscal adjustments. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, (1), 197-266.
  • Caselli, Francesco, Centeno, Mario, Tavares, José (2016). After the crisis: Reform, recovery, and growth in Europe. Oxford University Press.
  • Tavares, José, Freitas, Ernesto, Pereira, João Santos (2016). Empresas privadas e municípios: Dinâmicas e desempenhos. Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
  • Caselli, Francesco, Centeno, Mario, Novo, Álvaro, Tavares, José (2016). The challenge of European inequality. After the Crisis: Reform, Recovery, and Growth in Europe. 171-194.
  • Tavares, José, Jorge, Rui Peres (2016). The path to Brexit: The view from Portugal. What To Do With the UK?: EU perspectives on Brexit. Wyplosz, Charles (Eds.), 107-116.
  • Garoupa, Nuno, Tavares, José (2009). Institutions and Portuguese Economic History: Implications and (Brief) Applications. Nove Ensaios na Tradição de Jorge Borges de Macedo. Macedo, Jorge Braga, Silva, A. F., Amaral, L., Henriques, A. Castro (Eds.), 133 - 154.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2008). Economics and Terrorism: What We Know, What We Should Know, and the Data We Need. Terrorism, Economic Development, and Political Openness. Keefer, Philip, Loayza, Norman (Eds.), 233-254.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Perceptions, Expectations and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Perceptions, Expectations and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Perceptions, Expectations and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Perceptions, Expectations and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Perceptions, Expectations and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2010), (Published). Which Terror at Which Cost? On the Economic Consequences of Terrorist Attacks.
  • Llussá, Fernanda Antónia Josefa, Tavares, José (2007), (Published). Economics and Terrorism: What We Know, What We Should Know and the Data We Need.