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NEWS of 2011

December 2011
Revised version of NIMA WP 42 by Anabela Botelho forthcoming in Journal of Environmental Management (2012). Cite as: Botelho, A., The impact of education and training on compliance behavior and waste generation in European private healthcare facilities, Journal of Environmental Management (2012), 98: 5-10, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.12.003

Anabela Botelho's article "Compliance with healthcare waste management regulations by small private producers in Portugal" has been published as part of the "A glance at the world" column on issue 32/1 of Waste Management. Check it online here. Cite as: Botelho, A. (2012), "Compliance with healthcare waste management regulations by small private producers in Portugal", Waste Management, 32(1), 235-236.

Latest working papers NIMA:
    
"On the behavioural relevance of optional and mandatory impure public goods: results from a laboratory experiment.", by M. Valente, A. Munro, and D. Engelmann (NIMA WP 45)
    "Workers and firms: who fails in times of crisis?", by P. Ferreira and M. Taylor (NIMA WP 44)
    "Who and how should participate in health care priority setting? Evidence from a Portuguese survey", by A. Botelho, M. Pinho and P. Veiga (NIMA WP 43)

Ana Fernandes, Lecturer at the Department of Economics - UoExeter, UK -, becomes NIMA research affiliate. Welcome aboard Ana!

FCT launches its newsletter, check it online here: newsletter.fct.pt


November 2011
Latest working paper NIMA "
Achieving compliance with healthcare waste management regulations: empirical evidence from small European healthcare units" by Anabela Botelho (WP NIMA 42, UMinho)


October 2011

Paula Veiga PI of a newly commissioned research project: "What do patients want from primary health care services?" [O que querem os pacientes dos serviços de saúde primários?] (Team members: Isabel Correia, Verity Watson (Aberdeen), and Patrícia Fernandes (Aberdeen)). Research Commissioned by Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, under the Programa de Concurso de Projectos de investigação em Serviços de Cuidados de Saúde Primários.


September 2011
Revised version of NIMA WP 40 "Measuring match quality using subjective data" by Priscila Ferreira and Mark Taylor forthcoming in Economics Letters. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2011.08.018

Lígia Pinto PI of the newly FCT funded research project "Economic valoration of environmental impact of renewable energies" grant no. PTDC/EGE-ECO/122402/2010 - overall rating: Excellent, recommended funding ?74.000,00  (NIMA team member: Anabela Botelho)

Priscila Ferreira team member of the newly FCT funded research project "Economics and Education in Portugal: why and for whom?" grant no. PTDC/EGE-ECO/122126/2010 - overall rating: Excellent, recommended funding ?23.000,00 (PI: Miguel Portela, NIPE)

Latest working paper NIMA "The temporal pattern and the overall effect of ozone exposure on pediatric respiratory morbidity" by Anabela Botelho, Aida Sá, José Fraga, Márcia Quaresma, Margarida Costa (WP NIMA 41, UMinho)


July 2011
Paula Veiga?s (and team)  report commissioned by Tribunal de Contas ?Auditoria ao INFARMED -Autoridade Nacional do Medicamento e Produtos de Saúde, I.P., e ao funcionamento do mercado do medicamento? (Processo n.º 41/2010 ? Audit;Relatório n.º 20/2011; Volume I) Now available online at the TC website: http://www.tcontas.pt/pt/actos/rel_auditoria/2011/2s/audit-dgtc-rel020-2011-2s-v1.pdf, 8-9 July, DEGEI, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Priscila Ferreira presents "Sectoral shocks or mismatch: what's behind labour mobility?" at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal, 8-9 July, DEGEI, University of Aveiro, Portugal


June 2011
Anabela Botelho and Lígia Pinto's report commissioned by ERS - Entidade Reguladora da Saúde (the Portuguese Entity Regulating Healthon Hospital Waste now publicly available under title: "
Prevenção, Produção, Recolha e Tratamento de Resíduos Hospitalares em Portugal Continental em 2010" - download it here or at ERS here

Micaela Pinho presents "Efficiency and/or equity in health outcomes: determination of SWF parameters" at 10th Annual International Conference on Health Economics, Management and Policy, 26-29 June, Athens, Greece

Professor Steve Pudney (ISER, UoEssex) and Professor Ruth Hancock (UoEast Anglia) visit NIMA as part of the Permanent Committee for Scientific Counselling, 17-18 June, NIMA - UMinho, Braga, Portugal

Priscila Ferreira presents "Sectoral shocks or mismatch: what's behind labour mobility?" at the Workshop LEED 2011 "Economic analysis using linked employer and employee data: bringing together theory and empirics", 16-17 June, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

We are pleased to announce that NIMA's Strategic Project
(Projecto Estratégico - UI  3181 - 2011-2012 )  has been Recommended for Funding by FCT. This ensures financial support by FCT to the unit for the period 2011/2012.

Lurdes Martins publishes "The effect of online service quality factors on Internet usage: The department of Taxation Website", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 28 Iss: 7. (with JC Pinho and I Macedo)


May 2011
Revised version of NIMA WP n. 39 "An experimental analysis for grandfathering vs dynamic auctioning in the EU ETS", by Anabela Botelho, Eduarda Fernandes and Lígia Pinto published in R. Mark Isaac, Douglas A. Norton (ed.) Experiments on Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability (Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.37-76. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0193-2306(2011)0000014005)


February 2011
Anabela Botelho and Lígia Pinto present "Achieving compliance with healthcare waste management regulations: empirical evidence from Portugal" at the Environmental Health 2011 Conference: Resetting our priorities, Feb 6-9, Salvador, Brazil


January 2011
Lígia Pinto nominated representative of the Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas at the Superior Council of Statistics?s (CSE) Working Group on Indicadores Agro-ambientais e de Desenvolvimento Rural

Lurdes Martins's research on focus in the UMinho's January 2011 Institutional Newsletter. Check it out here.

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NEWS of 2010

December 2010
Anabela Botelho as principal investigator of a newly funded FCT research project: The use of experimental economics methods in the assessment of consumer willingness to pay for traditional varieties of fruits and vegetables

Latest working paper NIMA: "Measuring match quality using subjective data" by Priscila Ferreira and Mark Taylor

Eduarda Fernandes and Marieta Valente become NIMA's Full Researchers. Welcome to both!


October 2010
Latest working paper NIMA: "An experimental analysis for grandfathering vs dynamic auctioning in the EU ETS" by Anabela Botelho, Eduarda Fernandes, Lígia C. Pinto

Priscila Ferreira nominated representative of the Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas at the Superior Council of Statistics?s (CSE) Working Group on Labour Market Statistics


September 2010
Micaela Pinho presents "Racionamento Explícito dos Cuidados de Saúde: Quem (e Como) Deve Participar na Tomada de Decisões?" at the I Congresso Internacional da Saúde, Gaia, Portugal


July 2010
Priscila Ferreira [joint with Thomas Siedler (DIW, Berlin)] instructor of course 2Q - Survival Analysis at the 43rd Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, UK

Marieta Valente successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Dr. Valente!

Marieta Valente presents ?On the behavioural relevance of optional and mandatory impure public goods: results from a laboratory experiment? at the Economic Science Association World Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark

Micaela Pinho, Anabela Botelho and Lígia Pinto present "Who and how should participate in Health care priority setting" at the 8th European Conference on Health Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Priscila Ferreira presents "The sources of interindustry wage differentials." at the 16th International Conference on Panel Data, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


June 2010
Priscila Ferreira presents "Demand shocks or mismatch: what's behind labour mobility?" at the XXIV Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics, Essen, Germany

Manuela Pinto joins NIMA with a Scholarship for Management of Science and Technology [BGCT/FCT]


May 2010

Paula Veiga to participate in a comissioned consulting project to INFARMED - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, Public Institute (Auditoria do Tribunal de Contas ao INFARMED)

Marieta Valente presents ?The endogenous formation of impure public goods in a posted-offer market: an exploratory economic experiment? at the 9th International Business Week on Renewable Energy and Environmental Industries, University of Minho, Portugal

NIMA na Economia (Re)Vista - Revista do Núcleo de Alunos de Economia da UMinho

Revised version of NIMA WP n. 38 "Socioeconomic Related Inequalities in Students' Mathematics Achievement in the European Union", by Lurdes Martins and Paula Veiga, forthcoming in Economics of Education Review (DOI)

Priscila Ferreira visits the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, under their Guest Researchers Program, Bonn, Germany


April 2010

Anúncio para atribuição de uma Bolsa de Gestão de Ciência e Tecnologia no âmbito do Núcleo de Investigação em Microeconomia Aplicada


March 2010

Lurdes Martins presents "The Global Digital Divide Revisited (2000-2004)" at the 1st Workshop on the Economics of ICTs at FEP, University of Porto, Portugal


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