Understanding why certain jobs are ‘better’ than others and what implications they have for a worker’s career is clearly an important but still relatively unexplored question. We provide both a theoretical framework and a number of empirical...

As work changes, firm-provided training may become more relevant; however, there is little causal evidence about the effects of training on firms. This paper studies a large training grants programme in Portugal, contrasting successful firms that...

Quaternary activities have been on the rise, as a consequence of the increasing technological developments and work automation, as they are expected to have an impact on both the future of the job market and the overall economy. As such, and...

Productivity growth in southern European countries has been slowing down at least since the early 2000s. In this regard, Portugal has been no exception to this common trend as productivity growth has been sluggish since the beginning of the...

How do credit shocks affect labor market reallocation and firms’ exit, and how does their propagation depend on labor rigidities at the firm level? To answer these questions, we match administrative data on worker, firms, banks and credit...

A combinação de uma base de dados universal e de elevada qualidade para Portugal permite um estudo detalhado do comportamento da firma. Utilizamos o painel harmonizado da Central de Balanços do BPlim para o período de 2006 a 2015 para avaliar o...

The household saving rate is slowing down since the mid-1980s and in 2018 registered a record low. This article aims to contribute to the debate on the evolution of household savings in Portugal by considering both the microeconomic behaviour and...

  A Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE), o Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos do Ministério da Economia (GEE) e o Fórum Global para a Produtividade (GFP) realizaram um workshop sobre “R&D and Innovation...