Integrated Phd Researcher

Fátima Suleman

research interests

Economics of education and skills; human resource economics

Short Bio

Holds a PhD in Economics from ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal and University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. She is a professor in the Department of Political Economy and a member of the DINÂMIA'CET-IUL. She is the Director of the Master's in Human Resource Development Policies and coordinates the human resources sub-area at DINAMIA'CET-IUL. Her research has focused on the employment relationship, skills, wage policies of companies and labor market flexibility. She has coordinated projects in the field of skill-seeking and wagepolicies, and has participated in other projects as a team member, especially on domestic work.

research project at dinâmia'cet-IUL

The research programme focuses on the relationship between higher education and labour market and involves two thematic. The first regards the debate of the role of higher education to provide the skills required in the labour market. In this regard, it is useful to examine and discuss the higher education reforms and national and international initiatives to influence the supply of skills. The second thematic is framed in the labour market segmentation theory and explores the job quality of graduates in European countries. The goal is to identify typologies of jobs and the factors that influence the assignment of graduates to good and bad jobs.

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

The research programme assumes that political actors and labour market actors seek to influence higher education responses to the needs of the knowledge economy. It also assumes that there are a variety of national responses, which derive from the diversity of the institutional system and the productive system of each country.

Figueriredo, Conceição, Suleman, Fátima e Botelho, Maria do Carmo (2016) Workplace abuse and harassment: The vulnerability of informal and migrant domestic workers in Portugal, Social Policy and Society.

Main publications

Lagoa, Sérgio e Suleman, Fátima (2016) Industry- and occupation-specific human capital: evidence from displaced workers, International Journal of Manpower, 37: 1, 44-68.

Suleman, Fátima (2015) The employment relationship in an (almost) structureless labour market: the case of domestic work, Cambridge Journal of Economics 39 (3): 733-750.

Sgobbi, Francesca and Suleman, Fátima (2015) The value of transferable skills, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 62(4): 378–399.

Suleman, Fátima (2012) The impact of skills and performance on earnings: the evidence from retail bankers, International Journal Human Resource Management, 23 (11): 2205-2220

Main projects

Domestic work and domestic workers project, coordinated by Lisa Tortell and Pierre Guibentif (2007-2010), founded by FCT – PTDC/JUR/65622/2006.

FLEX- Flexible wages for flexible contracts? The dynamics of the relationship between wage policy and employment contracts at the firm level, (2010-2013) founded by FCT – PTDC/EGE-ECO/108547/2008

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