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Integrated Researcher

Vasco Gonçalves

research interests

Environmental and Ecological Economics; Uncertainty and Risk Management of the Environment; Evaluation of Investment Projects.

Short Bio

Economist, PhD in Management (Lisbon University Institute, ISCTE-IUL), MSc in Mathematical Economics (University of Paris), Assistant Professor of Finance of ISCTE. Business Consultant to public and private entities in Portugal and abroad. Published papers in international and national scientific journals and in proceedings of international scientific meetings.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Studies on risk analysis and management, in particular uncertain or emerging risks, in areas such as environment, health or food safety, in a context of innovation and orientation towards sustainability.Topics to consider:- Public regulation of risk. Weighting costs and economic and social benefits associated with risk management and judicial settlement of conflicts- Risk innovation to strengthen territorial and societal resilience- Sources of environmental, economic and social information and measurement and policy instruments- Innovation and sustainability strategies in organizations (companies, NGOs)

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

This work program follows previous individual work with DC and can contribute to the analysis of the contexts, actors and consequences of change (of Portuguese society), with a focus on public policies and institutional frameworks. It will be based on interdisciplinary approaches (economics, management, law), and intends to contribute to develop knowledge and propose solutions in the perspective of the sustainable development of the country.Within the GEC group, formal regulatory processes, including legislative processes, will focus on research in specific domains of social life and public policy, such as environmental risk and public health.

Main publications

“An analytical framework to review judicial decisions based on the precautionary principle with a case study application”, in “The Role of Law in Governing Sustainability”, Edited By Volker Mauerhofer (2021), Routledge/ISDRS Series in Sustainable Development Research, London, pág. 168-184

“Uncertain Risk Assessment and Management: Case Studies of the Application of the Precautionary Principle in Portugal”, Risk Analysis (2020), Vol. 40 (5), pág. 939-956

“The building of a dam: value conflicts in public decision-making” (com Ana Costa, M. Fátima Ferreiro, J. M. Castro Caldas e R. Coelho), Environmental Values (2016), 25 (2), pág. 215-234.

“Critical approach of the use of economic models in precautionary risk management”, European Journal of Risk Regulation (2013), Vol. 4, Número 3, pág. 335-346.

“O princípio da precaução e a gestão dos riscos ambientais: contributo e limitações dos modelos económicos”, Ambiente & Sociedade (2013), Vol.16, Número 4, pág. 121-138.

Main projects

Impact-WEB-SIG - Monitoring and Evaluation of Territorial Impacts of public policies through a platform, DINÂMIA'CET-IUL, ISTAR-IUL e CIS-IUL, 2022

UAW – United at Work - Fostering Intergenerational Entrepreneuship, DINÂMIA'CET-IUL, SCML e Comissão Europeia, 2013-2015.

Choice beyond (in)commensurability: controversies and public decision-making on territorial sustainable development (Becom), CES e DINÂMIA'CET-IUL, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), (PTDC/CS-ECS/099630/2008), 2010-2013.

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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