pdf“The Output Cost of Gender Discrimination: a Model-based Macroeconomic Estimate”, (with Tiago Cavalcanti). Forthcoming in Economic Journal

pdf“Trade, Scale or Social Capital? Technological Progress in Poor and Rich countries”, (with João Tovar Jalles), Forthcoming in Journal of International Trade and Economic Development

pdf“Foreign Direct Investment and Institutional Reform: Evidence and an Application to Portugal” (with Paulo Júlio and Ricardo Pinheiro–Alves). Portuguese Economic Journal 12 (3), 215-250

pdf“A Volatility-based Theory of Fiscal Union Desirability”, (with Jaime Luque and Massimo Morelli), Journal of Public Economics, April 2014.

pdf“Entrepreneurship: The Role of Extreme Events”, (with Tilman Bruck and Fernanda Llussá) European Journal of Political Economy.


pdf“The Economics of Terrorism: A (Simple) Taxonomy of the Literature” (with Fernanda Llussá). Defence and Peace Economics.


pdfWhich Cost for Which Terror? An Empirical Exploration”, (with Fernanda Llussá). Economic Letters.

pdf“Women Prefer Larger Governments: Growth, Structural Transformation and Public Spending” (with Tiago Cavalcanti), Economic Inquiry.

pdf“Economic Integration and the Cross-section of Stock Returns”, Economics Letters, 2009. 6th most downloaded article in 2009.

pdf“Fiscal Conservatism in a New Democracy: “Sophisticated” versus “Naïve” Voters” (with Paulo Arvate and George Avelino), Economics Letters, February 2009.


pdf“Institutions and Economic Development in Brazil” (with Tiago Cavalcanti and André Magalhães). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, May 2008.

pdf“Trade Openness, Factor Proportions and Politics”. Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2008.

pdf“Assessing the “Engines of Liberation”: Home Appliances and Female Labor Force Participation” (with Tiago Cavalcanti). Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2008.


pdf“Economics of Terrorism: A Synopsis” (with Fernanda Llussa). Economics of Peace and Security Journal, January 2007.

pdf“Exchange Rates and Fiscal Adjustments: Evidence From the OECD and Implications for the EMU” (with Luisa Lambertini), Contributions to Macroeconomics, The B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics.

pdf“Does Right or Left Matter? Cabinets, Credibility and Fiscal Adjustments”, Journal of Public Economics, December 2004


pdf“Does Foreign Direct Investment Decrease Corruption?” (with Felipe Larraìn), Cuadernos de Economia, August 2004.


pdf“The Open Society Assesses Its Enemies: Shocks, Disasters and Terrorist Attacks”, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2004, 51, pp. 1039 – 1070.


pdf“Institutions and Economic Growth in Portugal: A Quantitative Exploration”, Portuguese Economic Journal, 2004, 3, pp. 49-79.

pdf“Does Foreign Aid Corrupt?”, Economics Letters, April 2003. Fifth most downloaded paper in Economics Letters in 2003. 9th most downloaded article in 2009.


pdf“Regional Currencies versus Regional Pegs: Options for Asia and the Americas ” (with Felipe Larraín), Journal of Policy Reform, March 2003.


pdf“How Democracy Affects Growth” (with Romain Wacziarg). European Economic Review, August 2001, Lead Article. Second most downloaded paper in the European Economic Review in 2001, and in the top 25 most downloaded also in 2002, 2003, and 2010.

pdf“Democracy and Business Cycles: Evidence From Portuguese Economic History” (with Miguel Costa-Gomes). European Review of Economic History, December 1999.


pdf“The Political Economy of Fiscal Adjustments”, (with Alberto Alesina and Roberto Perotti), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Macroeconomics,  Spring 1998


pdf“Household Income and Expenditure Distribution in Portugal: 1980 and 1990” (with Miguel Gouveia), Review of Income and Wealth, March 1995, Vol. 41, Issue 1, March 1995.