Ana Balcão Reis
Ana Balcão Reis
Associate Professor

Ana Balcão Reis is Associate Professor at the Nova School of Business and Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Nova SBE. She has done research on economic growth driven by technology development and adoption. The role of human capital accumulation on economic growth has led her interest to the field of Economics of Education.

Currently, her main research interests are in the area of economics of education.

She has taught courses on Macroeconomics; Economic Growth and Development for the Undergraduate and Ph.D. Programs. She is now teaching Economics of Education for the Masters ' program.

Her work is published in academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the European Economic Review and the Economics of Education Review.

PhD in Economics from Nova SBE

Economics. Macroeconomics. Economics of Education; Determinants of Student Achievement, the Impact of Retentions, Teacher Quality

  • Angelo, Catarina, Balcão Reis, Ana (2020). Gender gaps in different grading systems. Education Economics.
  • Balcão Reis, Ana (2020). Public funding of higher education: who gains, who loses?. International Journal of Economic Theory, 16 (2), 196-215.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Morgado, António, Sequeira, Tiago Neves, Santos, Marcelo, Ferreira-Lopes, Alexandra, Balcão Reis, Ana (2016). Measuring labour mismatch in Europe. Social Indicators Research, 129 (1), 161-179.
  • 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.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Balcão Reis, Ana, Roseta-Palma, Catarina (2009). Technology adoption in nonrenewable resource management. Energy Economics, 31 (2), 235-239.
  • Balcão Reis, Ana, Traça, Daniel (2008). Spillovers and the competitive pressure for long-run innovation. European Economic Review, 52 (4), 589-610.
  • Balcão Reis, Ana, Sequeira, Tiago Neves (2007). Human capital and overinvestment in R&D. Scandinavian Journal Of Economics, 109 (3), 573-591.
  • Cunha-e-Sá, Maria A., Balcão Reis, Ana (2007). The optimal timing of adoption of a green technology. Environmental and Resource Economics, 36 (1), 35-55.
  • Balcão Reis, Ana (2006). Welfare, taxes and foreign investment. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 30 (6), 1045-1061.
  • Sequeira, Tiago Neves, Balcão Reis, Ana (2006). Human capital composition, R&D and the increasing role of services. Topics in Macroeconomics, 6 (1).
  • Balcão Reis, Ana (2001). Endogenous growth and the possibility of eliminating pollution. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 42 (3), 360-373.
  • Balcão Reis, Ana (2001). On the welfare effects of foreign investment. Journal Of International Economics, 54 (2), 411-427.