I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Economics and Business and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
My current research is in public economics, focusing primarily on the effects of tax competition on the dynamics of economic growth and income inequality. Against the background of long-term decreasing trends in corporate income taxation, in particular across EU countries, recent work considers how, in a setting of uncoordinated fiscal policies (or "fiscal decentralization", broadly speaking), capital mobility provides incentives for growth-oriented policies that may, in the long-run, undermine the redistributive role of governments. Various tax harmonization scenarios that could be considered in the context of a set of economically and politically integrated countries like the European Union are studied. An important message from this line of research, so far: the harmonization of capital taxes is no panacea...
(On the) news:
- January 2020: I will be attending the XXVII Encuentro de Economía Pública conference, organised by Universitat de Barcelona - presentation details: 24th of January, 11.30am, Session 31, Class 4.3, "Macroeconomics" session (further details: https://www.encuentroeconomiapublica.com/en/)
- August 2019: I am honoured to have received the Supranational Political Economy Prize 2019 for my PhD dissertation, organised by The Department of Economics and Management at the University of Pavia (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1560523-supranational-political-economy-prize-2019)
- July 2019: I will be attending the 2019 Public Economic Theory conference at the University of Strasbourg, organised annually by APET (Association for Public Economic Theory) - presentation details: 9th of July, 11am, Hall 4, "Tax Competition - Dynamics" session (further details: http://www.apet-jpet.org/)
Public Economics, Political Economy, Economic Growth
Since you are here... have a look at my beautiful hometown, Porto, at dusk:
(ps: photo taken with a handy but rather primitive mobile phone camera!)