José Machado is a member of the Editorial Boards of Empirical Economics and the Portuguese Economic Journal and has published his scientific research in some of the top journals of his field namely; Journal of the American Statistical Society; Journal of Econometrics; Journal of Applied Econometrics; Econometric Theory; European Economic Review; Empirical Economics; Economic Letters and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. His most influential piece of research is ""? Counterfactual Decomposition of Changes in Wage Distributions using Quantile Regression""?; (joint work with José Mata); published in Journal of Applied Econometrics 20; 2005.
He taught Econometrics, Statistics and Macroeconomics
He was a consultant of the Bank of Portugal between 1992 and 2015.
José Machado is currently Vice-Rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and was Dean at Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon-Portugal) from 2005 to2015 and of Angola Business School (Luanda-Angola) from 2010 to 2015.