Luís Catela Nunes
Luís Catela Nunes
Professor

I am a Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. My area of research is Applied Econometrics. In a number of research projects I show how to use data to solve real world economic problems in areas such as environmental economics, tourism, health, demography, finance, and macroeconomic forecasting. More recently I have started several research projects in the economics of education. You can check my research projects at www.researchgate.net/profile/Luis_Nunes7. I also have a vast experience in conducting economic studies and consultancy work for companies and governmental institutions. I am also a teacher. I have been teaching Statistics and Econometrics at the undergraduate, master and PhD levels. Recently, I received the Best Professor award at the Lisbon MBA Católica|Nova. At Nova SBE I have served as Deputy Dean and Head of its Research Unit. In 2017 I launched a new research infrastructure: the Social Sciences DataLab at datalab.novasbe.pt.

 


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
M.S. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
B.S. (Licenciatura) in Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1987

 


  • Mata, Maria Eugénia, Nunes, Luís Catela, Roldão, Mário (2021). The Portuguese escudo area in Africa and its lessons for monetary unions. Economic History of Developing Regions, 36 (3), 392-421.
  • Otrachshenko, Vladimir, Nunes, Luís Catela (2021). Fire takes no vacation: Impact of fires on tourism. Environment and Development Economics.
  • Vieira Da Silva, Carina, Ortigão, Margarida, Willaert, Tom, Rosa, Renato, Nunes, Luís Catela, Cunha-e-Sá, Maria Antonieta (2021). Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PGIS) alternative approaches to identify potential conflicts and positional accuracy in marine and coastal ecosystem services. Marine Policy, 131, 104650.
  • Câmara Leme, Afonso, Escardíbul, Josep Oriol, Nunes, Luis Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria Carmo (2020). The effect of a specialized versus a general upper-secondary school curriculum on students’ performance and inequality. A difference-in-differences cross-country analysis. Applied Economics, 52 (39).
  • Silva, Pedro Luis, Nunes, Luís Catela, Seabra, Carmo, Balcao Reis, Ana, Alves, Miguel (2020). Student selection and performance in higher education: admission exams vs. high school scores. Education Economics, 28 (5), 437-454.
  • Barreira, Ana Paula, Nunes, Luís Catela, Guimarães, Maria Helena, Panagopoulos, Thomas (2019). Satisfied but thinking about leaving: The reasons behind residential satisfaction and residential attractiveness in shrinking Portuguese cities. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 23 (1), 67-87.
  • Cerdeira, José Miguel, Nunes, Luis Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria Carmo (2018). Predictors of student success in Higher Education: secondary school internal scores versus national exams. Higher Education Quarterly, 72 (4), 304-313.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Freitas, Rita, Nunes, Luis Catela, Otrachshenko, Vladimir (2018). On nature’s shoulders: riding the big waves in Nazaré. Tourism Economics, 24 (4), 369-385.
  • Lebre de Freitas, Miguel, Nunes, Luís Catela, Rodrigues, Madalena Sampaio (2018). Euro Area membership and the probability of a sudden stop: an empirical assessment. Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies, 56 (4), 1-18.
  • Nunes, Luis Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria Carmo (2018). Is retention beneficial to low-achieving students? Evidence from Portugal. Applied Economics, 50 (40), 4306-4317.
  • Ribeiro, Paulo Flores, Nunes, Luís Catela, Beja, Pedro, Reino, Luís, Santana, Joana, Moreira, Francisco, Santos, José Lima (2018). A spatially explicit choice model to assess the impact of conservation policy on high nature value farming systems. Ecological Economics, 145, 331-338.
  • Freitas, Pedro, Nunes, Luís Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria Carmo, Ferro, Adriana (2016). Correcting for sample problems in PISA and the improvement in Portuguese students’ performance. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 23 (4), 456-472.
  • Guimarães, Maria Helena, Nunes, Luis Catela, Barreira, Ana Paula, Panagopoulos, Thomas (2016). Residents’ preferred policy actions for shrinking cities. Policy Studies, 37 (3), 254-273.
  • Guimarães, Maria Helena, Nunes, Luis Catela, Barreira, Ana Paula, Panagopoulos, Thomas (2016). What makes people stay in or leave shrinking cities? An empirical study from Portugal. European Planning Studies, 24 (9), 1684-1708.
  • Sobreira, Nuno, Nunes, Luís Catela (2016). Tests for multiple breaks in the trend with stationary or integrated shocks. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78 (3), 394-411.
  • Costa, Augusta, Nunes, Luis Catela, Spiecker, Heinrich, Graca, Jose (2015). Insights into the responsiveness of cork oak (Quercus suber L.) to bark harvesting. Economic botany, 69 (2), 171-184.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Nunes, Luís Catela, Otrachshenko, Vladimir (2015). Accounting for response biases in latent-class models for choices and attitudes. Land Economics, 91 (3), 586-603.
  • Guimarães, Maria Helena, Nunes, Luís Catela, Madureira, Lívia, Santos, José Lima, Boski, Tomasz, Dentinho, Tomaz (2015). Measuring birdwatchers preferences: A case for using online networks and mixed-mode surveys. Tourism Management, 46, 102-113.
  • Lebre de Freitas, Miguel, Nunes, Luis Catela, Neves, Rui Costa, Salvado, Susana (2015). Productive experience and specialization opportunities for Portugal: An empirical assessment. Portuguese Economic Journal, 14 (1-3), 5-30.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria Carmo (2015). The publication of school rankings: a step toward increased accountability?. Economics of Education Review, 49, 15-23.
  • Guimarães, Maria Helena, Madureira, Lívia, Nunes, Luís Catela, Santos, José Lima, Sousa, Carlos, Boski, Tomasz, Dentinho, Tomaz (2014). Using choice modeling to estimate the effects of environmental improvements on local development: When the purpose modifies the tool. Ecological Economics, 108, 79-90.
  • Sobreira, Nuno, Nunes, Luís Catela, Rodrigues, Paulo M M (2014). Characterizing economic growth paths based on new structural change tests. Economic Inquiry, 52 (2), 845-861.
  • Viegas, Inês, Nunes, Luís Catela, Madureira, Lívia, Fontes, Magda Aguiar, Santos, José Lima (2014). Beef credence attributes: implications of substitution effects on consumers' WTP. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65 (3), 600-615.
  • Banovic, Marija, Nunes, Luís Catela, Arsenijevic, Vladan (2013). An application of wavelet analysis to meat consumption cycles. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 4 (NA), 252-261.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Madureira, Lívia, Nunes, Luis C., Otrachshenko, Vladimir (2012). Protesting and justifying: a latent class model for contingent valuation with attitudinal data. Environmental and Resource Economics, 52 (4), 531-548.
  • Lopes, Jose Mario, Nunes, Luís Catela (2012). A Markov regime switching model of crises and contagion: the case of the Iberian countries in the EMS. Journal of Macroeconomics, 34 (4), 1141-1153.
  • Rua, António, Nunes, Luís Catela (2012). A wavelet-based assessment of market risk: the emerging markets case. The Quaterly Review of Economics and Finance, 52 (1), 84-92.
  • Coelho, Edviges, Nunes, Luis C. (2011). Forecasting mortality in the event of a structural change. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society, 174 (3), 713-736.
  • Madureira, Lívia, Nunes, Luis C., Borges, José G., Falcão, André O. (2011). Assessing forest management strategies using a contingent valuation approach and advanced visualisation techniques: a Portuguese case study. Journal Of Forest Economics, 17 (4), 399-414.
  • Nunes, Luis C., Rodrigues, Paulo M.M. (2011). On LM-type tests for seasonal unit roots in the presence of a break in trend. Journal Of Time Series Analysis, 32 (2), 108-134.
  • Pita Barros, Pedro, Nunes, Luís Catela (2010). The impact of pharmaceutical policy measures: a structural-break approach. Social Science and Medicine, 71 (3), 440-450.
  • Rua, António, Nunes, Luís C. (2009). International comovement of stock market returns: A wavelet analysis. Journal Of Empirical Finance, 16 (4), 632-639.
  • Rosado, Marcia A., Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Ducla-Soares, Maria M., Nunes, Luís Catela (2006). Combining averting behavior and contingent valuation data: an application to drinking water treatment in Brazil. Environment and Development Economics, 11 (6), 729-746.
  • Nunes, Luis C. (2005). Nowcasting quarterly GDP growth in a monthly coincident indicator model. Journal Of Forecasting, 24 (8), 575-592.
  • Rua, António, Nunes, Luis C. (2005). Coincident and leading indicators for the euro area: A frequency band approach. International Journal Of Forecasting, 21 (3), 503-523.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Ducla-Soares, Maria M., Nunes, Luís Catela , Polomé, Philippe (2004). Consistency in mixed demand systems: contingent valuation and travel cost data. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 86 (2), 444-454.
  • Gabriel, Vasco J C R, da Silva Lopes, Artur C B, Nunes, Luis C. (2003). Instability in cointegration regressions: A brief review with an application to money demand in Portugal. Applied Economics, 35 (8), 893-900.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Ducla-Soares, Maria M., Rosado, Márcia A., Day, Brett H. (2001). Identifying non-consistent choice behavior in recreation demand models. Economics Letters, 72 (3), 403-410.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Ducla-Soares, Maria (1998). Testing for rationality: the case of discrete choice data. Economics Letters, 60 (3), 255-261.
  • Nunes, Luis C., Newbold, Paul, Kuan, Chung Ming (1997). Testing for unit roots with breaks: Evidence on the great crash and the unit root hypothesis reconsidered. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 59 (4), 435-448.
  • Nunes, Luis C., Newbold, Paul, Kuan, Chung Ming (1996). Spurious number of breaks. Economics Letters, 50 (2), 175-178.
  • Nunes, Luis C., Kuan, Chung Ming, Newbold, Paul (1995). Spurious break. Econometric Theory, 11 (4), 736-749.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela (2015). A escola e o desempenho dos alunos. 1ª ed. Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Barros, Pedro Pita (2011). 10 anos de política do medicamento em portugal. Lulu.com.
  • Pinto Barbosa, António S., Catela Nunes, Luís (2020). The peculiar first semester of 2012. Economic Globalization and Governance. : Essays in Honor of Jorge Braga de Macedo. Brites Pereira, Luís, Mata, Maria Eugénia, Rocha de Sousa, Miguel (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, 165-174.
  • Henriques, Rafaela, Nunes, Luís Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria do Carmo (2018). Vocational education: coursetaking choice and impact on dropout and college enrollment rates. Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación. Asociación de Economía de la Educación, Vol. 13, 2. 37-56.
  • Madeira, Miguel, Nunes, Luís Catela, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria do Carmo (2018). Does the age of entry in primary school affect student’s achievement?. Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación. Escardíbul, Josep-Oriol, Choi, Álvaro (Eds.), Asociación de Economía de la Educación, Vol. 13, 7. 133-150.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Oliveira, João, Balcão Reis, Ana, Seabra, Maria do Carmo (2018). Effectiveness of state funded private schools versus public schools: a comparative analysis in Portugal. Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación. Escardíbul, Josep-Oriol, Choi, Álvaro (Eds.), Asociación de Economía de la Educación, Vol. 13, 8. 151-178.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Seabra, Maria do Carmo (2018). The impact of teachers qualification on students' achievement: evidence from Portuguese schools. Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación. Asociación de Economía de la Educación, Vol. 13, 9. 179-198.
  • Nunes, Luís Catela, Lebre de Freitas, Miguel, Neves, Rui Costa (2014). Productive experience and structural transformation: the cases of Portugal, Spain, Greece, Italy and Germany. Structural change, competitiveness and industrial policy. : Painful lessons from the European periphery. Teixeira, Aurora A. C., Silva, Ester G., Mamede, Ricardo Paes (Eds.), Routledge, 202-217.
  • Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Nunes, Luís Catela, Covas, Francisco (2004). Moving the Escudo into the Euro. Shaping the New Europe. : Economic Policy Challenges of European Union Enlargement. Palgrave Macmillan, 246-264.
  • Pinto Barbosa, António, Nunes, Luis Catela (Jan 2018), 10 p., (Nova School of Business and Economics, n. 620), The peculiar first semester of 2012.