Susana Peralta
Susana Peralta
Associate Professor

Susana Peralta holds a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain, in Belgium. 

She is a specialist in Public Economics and Political Economy, with a special focus on taxation and fiscal federalism. She joined the Nova School of Business and Economics in 2004. Her work is published in academic journals such as The Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and  the Journal of Public Economic Theory. She has obtained funding from the Portuguese Science Foundation as Principal Investigator in several research projects.

She teaches or has taught several courses at Nova SBE, including Public Finance, Microeconomics, Ethics and Economic Policy, and Poverty: Concepts and Challenges. She also teaches Economics in Executive Education programmes.

She has served as the academic director of the MSc in Economics, the Research Master, and the PhD in Economics. She is currently part of the managing committee of the PhD in Economics|Finance.

Susana Peralta has three children. She is a regular op-ed contributor to the Portuguese newspaper Publico. 

PhD in Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (2004)

Master of Arts in Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (1999)

BSc in Economics, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (1997)

Economics. Microeconomics. Public Economics, Political Economy, Taxation, Fiscal Federalism

  • Peralta, Susana, Pereira dos Santos, João (2020). Who seeks reelection: local fiscal restraints and political selection. Public Choice, 184 (1-2), 105-134.
  • Behrens, Kristian, Peralta, Susana, Picard, Pierre M. (2014). Transfer pricing rules, OECD guidelines, and market distortions. Journal Of Public Economic Theory, 16 (4), 650-680.
  • Alves, Joana Rita Ramalho, Peralta, Susana, Perelman, Julian (2013). Efficiency and equity consequences of decentralization in health: an economic perspective. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, 31 (1), 74-83.
  • Amerighi, Oscar, Peralta, Susana (2010). The proximity-concentration trade-off with profit shifting. Journal of Urban Economics, 68 (1), 90-101.
  • Hindriks, Jean, Peralta, Susana, Weber, Shlomo (2008). Competing in taxes and investment under fiscal equalization. Journal Of Public Economics, 92 (12), 2392-2402.
  • Peralta, Susana (2007). Political support for tax decentralisation. Journal Of Public Economic Theory, 9 (6), 1013-1030.
  • Peralta, Susana, van Ypersele, Tanguy (2006). Coordination of capital taxation among asymmetric countries. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 36 (6), 708-726.
  • Peralta, Susana, Wauthy, Xavier, van Ypersele, Tanguy (2006). Should countries control international profit shifting?. Journal Of International Economics, 68 (1), 24-37.
  • Peralta, Susana, van Ypersele, Tanguy (2005). Factor endowments and welfare levels in an asymmetric tax competition game. Journal of Urban Economics, 57 (2), 258-274.
  • Dhillon, Amrita, Peralta, Susana (2002). Economic theories of voter turnout. The Economic Journal, 112 (480), 332-352.
  • Carvalho, Bruno, Peralta, Susana, Pereira dos Santos, João (Jun 2020), (Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), n. 28), What and how did people buy during the Great Lockdown? Evidence from electronic payments.