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Personal data:

Name: Francisco José Alves Coelho Veiga
Place and date of birth: Lisbon - Portugal; October 21st, 1968
Marital status: Married (with 2 children)
Nationality: Portuguese

Academic Qualifications:

  • Aggregation (Provas de Agregação) in Economics, Universidade do Minho, 18-19 September 2006.
  • Ph.D. in Economics at the University of South Carolina, USA. From August 1994 to March 1998.
  • Coursework of the  Master Programme in European Studies, area of Socio-Economic Studies, University of Minho, 10/1991-5/1993.
  • Undergraduate degree In International Relations, Branch of Economic and Political Relations, University of Minho, 10/1987-7/1991.

Academic Experience:

  • Since March 26, 2010: Full Professor, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management,  University of Minho (UM).
  • From September 2006 to March 2010: Associate Professor with Aggregation, Department of Economics, UM.
  • From November 2003 to September 2006: Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UM.
  • From October 2005 to July 2006: Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Economics and Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge.
  • From July 1998 to November 2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UM.
  • August 1994 to July 1998: Assistant, Department of Economics, UM.
  • June 1994 to July 1998: Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of South Carolina, USA.
  • September 1991 to June 1994: Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, UM.


Main teaching areas:

  • International Monetary Economics
  • Economic Growth
  • Political Economy
  • Macroeconomics

Main research areas:

  • International money and finance
  • Economic growth and development
  • Political economy and public choice.

Editorial responsibilities:

Recent administrative tasks at the University of Minho:

  • Dean of the School of Economics and Management, from October 2017 to December 2020.
  • Member of the General Council of the University of Minho, from April 2013 to September 2017.
  • Director of the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), from September 1999 to March 2004 and from March 2007 to April 2013.
  • Director of the PhD Program in Economics, from May 2009 to June 2012.

Taks in international organizations:


For additional information see my Curriculum Vitae (short version).