Integrated Phd Researcher

Ricardo Paes Mamede

research interests

Innovation and industry dynamics, structural change, European integration, and public policies.

Short Bio

Ricardo Paes Mamede has a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy) and a Master’s in Economics and Management of Science and Technology from ISEG/University of Lisbon. He is Assistant Professor of Political Economy at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, where he teaches since 1999 in the fields of European Integration, Economics of Innovation, and Competitiveness and Innovation Policy. In 2007/2008 he headed of Department of Economic Analysis and Forecasting at the Portuguese Ministry of the Economy and Innovation. From 2008 to 2014 he coordinated the Research and Evaluation Department at the NSRF Observatory, the government agency responsible for monitoring the use of EU structural funds in Portugal.

research project

The profile of productive specialization and the characteristics of the Portuguese business fabric are two core structural constraints to the development of the Portuguese economy, which help to explain its dismal growth since the beginning of the century and the vulnerability of the national economy to the international crises of the last decade. As in other countries, there are several public policies in Portugal that aim to promote structural changes in the productive fabric. My medium-term work program focuses on analyzing the nature and impacts of industrial and innovation policies in Portugal,  by taking a comparative perspective whenever possible. 

Mamede, R.; Lagoa, S.; Leão, L.; Barradas, R. (2016). “The Long Boom and the Early Bust: The Portuguese Economy in the Era of Financialisation”. In E. Hein, D. Detzer and N. Dodig (eds.), Financialisation and the Financial and Economic Crises. Country Studies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Main publications

Godinho, M.M.; Mamede, R.(2016). “Southern Europe in crisis: industrial policy lessons from Italy and Portugal”, Economia e Politica Industriale 43(3), pp.331-336.

Mamede, R. (2015). O Que Fazer Com Este País. Lisboa: Marcador.

Teixeira, A.; Silva, E.; Mamede, R. (Orgs.) (2014). Structural Change, Competitiveness and Industrial Policy: Painful Lessons from the European Periphery. London: Routledge.

Mamede, R.; Godinho, M.M.; Simões, V.C. (2014). “Assessment and challenges of industrial policies in Portugal: is there a way out of the ‘stuck in the middle’ trap?”. In A. Teixeira, E. Silva e R. Mamede (Orgs.), Structural Change, Competitiveness and Industrial Policy: Painful Lessons from the European Periphery. London: Routledge.

Main projects

FESSUD (“Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development”), projecto financiado pela Comissão Europeia, coordenado pelo Prof. Malcom Sawyer (Universidade de Leeds) (2012/2016).

“ESF Supporting Youth in Portugal - CIE of Vocational Training and Traineeships”, projecto financiado pela Comissão Europeia, coordenado por José Varejão (FEP) e Ricardo Paes Mamede (ISCTE-IUL) (2014/2015).

AEGIS (“Advancing Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth and Social Well-being in Europe”), projecto financiado pela Comissão Europeia, coordenado pelo Prof. Franco Malerba (Universidade Bocconi/Milão) (2009/2012).

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