Carmo Seabra
Carmo Seabra
Associate Professor

Carmo Seabra has developed her research activity in the area of microeconomic policy, in particular in economic regulation. In recent years she has centered her research work in the economics of education field.  She has been a member of the board of Anacom, the National Regulator of Telecommunication, and Minister of Education of the XVI constitutional Government. She has ocupied several positions at both the faculty and the University level. Presently she is a member of the Conselho de Faculdade and of the University Conselho de Ética.

"Agregação" - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Ph.D. in Economics - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

BSc. in Economics - Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Economics. Microeconomics. Economics of Education

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barros, Pedro P., Seabra, Maria Carmo (1999). Universal service: does competition help or hurt?. Information Economics and Policy, 11 (1), 45-60.
  • Pereira, Pedro Telhado, Seabra, Maria Carmo (1993). Identifying vulnerable industries and regions: The proposed European Single Market and Portuguese manufacturing. International Regional Science Review, 16 (3), 249-264.
  • Seabra, Maria Carmo (1993). Natural monopoly in Portuguese telecommunications. Applied Economics, 25 (4), 489-494.