Integrated Phd 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.

“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.

Main publications

“From youth and senior entrepreneurship to intergenerational entrepreneurship”, MESD 2015 - Multinational Entreprises and Sustainable Development, Proceedings, ISCTE-IUL, Sept. 2015.

Innovation: from uncertainty to responsibility, KITAB 2014 - Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Across Borders: An Emerging Research Agenda, Proceedings, ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, 23-24 Junho 2014.

“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

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.

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