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News of 2014-2015
 
News of 2014-2015 


 


December 2015

Season's Greetings!

NIMA's Strategic Research Project 2014-2015 has been positively evaluated by FCT's evaluating committee with final Grade A: "The predicted scientific targets were fully attained. The results suggest great scientific quality, namely with respect to publications in refereed international journals. The project has contributed to the training of young researchers and to the international projection of the research team."


Recently Published:

On trust, knowledge, sharing and innovation
Isabel Martins, Ana Martins, orlando P. Pereira
Chapter 64, Vol 3, in Business Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes).
Business Science Reference (IGI Global), USA. December 2015
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9562-7.ch064

VET: A strategic approach for economic, organisational and personal development in EU countries
Orlando Petiz Pereira
Revista Galega de Economia, Vol. 24-2 (2015)


November 2015

Latest Working Papers NIMA:

"Annoyance and welfare costs from the presence of renewable energy power plants: an application of the contingent valuation method"
Anabela Botelho, Lina Lourenço-Gomes, Lígia Pinto, Sara Sousa, Marieta Valente
Working Paper NIMA 60, Braga, Universidade do Minho, 2015


"Using stated preference methods to assess environmental impacts of forest biomass power plants in Portugal"
Anabela Botelho, Lina Lourenço-Gomes, Lígia Pinto, Sara Sousa, Marieta Valente
Working Paper NIMA 59, Braga, Universidade do Minho, 2015

Forthcoming papers

Micaela Pinho , Ana Borges (2015), "Bedside healthcare rationing dilemmas: a survey from Portugal", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 8 Issue 4
doi 10.1108/IJHRH-03-2015-0008


September 2015

Congratulations to Eduarda Fernandes and team for the successful bid to Portugal 2020 funds for the "Local Development Strategy for Terras de Sicó" (information on the project can be found here: http://cigs.ipleiria.pt/actividades/projetos-de-investigacao/terrasdesico/ )

Workshop on Landscape Reading Methodologies 24-25th September



August 2015

Recently published:

Using Choice Experiments to Assess Environmental Impacts of Dams in Portugal, AIMS Energy, 3(3): 316-325, by A. Botelho, L. Lourenço-Gomes, L. M.C. Pinto, P. Sousa, S. Sousa , and M. Valente.
DOI: 10.3934/energy.2015.3.316


July 2015

Recently published:
"Paths to Success: Leveraging Culture, Leadership, and Learning Strategies", by O. Petiz, A. Martins, I.Martins, A. Lopes, in Erbe & Normore (editors) Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations. IGI Global, USA.


Workshop on Landscape Reading Methodologies
Deadline for submissions: 12 July
More info at: http://www3.eeg.uminho.pt/economia/wlrm/






June 2015

New on NIMA WP Series

Financing Constraints and Fixed-term Employment Contracts: Evidence from the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis
Ana P. Fernandes, Priscila Ferreira
Working Paper NIMA 58, Braga, Universidade do Minho, 2015


Priscila Ferreira presented "Financing Constraints and Fixed-Term Employment Contracts:Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis" (w/ Ana Fernandes) at the SOLE | EALE 4th world meetings, 26-28 June, Montréal, Canadá

Priscila Ferreira presented "Financing Constraints and Fixed-Term Employment Contracts:Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis" (w/ Ana Fernandes) at the 29th annual conference of the European Society for Population economics, 17-20 June, Izmir, Turkey


May 2015

Eduarda Fernandes invited to speak in the opening session at the 2015 RIMAS meeting - at the Universidade Pontificia de Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil



April 2015

Call for applications:
Workshop on Landscape Reading Methodologies
24-25 September 2015, University of Minho, Portugal

Priscila Ferreira presented "Recession, financing constraints and investment decisions of firms" at the 1st International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance", 6-7 April 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece


March 2015

Priscila Ferreira presented "Recession, financing constraints and investment decisions of firms" at the 125th conference of the Royal Economic Society, 29 March - 1 April 2015, Manchester, UK

Forthcoming:
Green Goods: Are They Good or Bad News for the Environment? Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment on Impure Public Goods
Marieta Valente and Alistair Munro
Environmental and Resource Economics, March 2015, forthcoming
DOI:10.​1007/​s10640-015-9898-9

Competition among pharmacies and the typology of services delivered: the Portuguese case
Lurdes Martins
and Sónia Queirós
Health Policy, March 2015, forthcoming
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.03.001
Free access to this paper until 14 June
on this link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QwdOcP6mnE9m

Ethical Differentiation and Consumption in an Incentivized Market Experiment
Marieta Valente
Review of Industrial Organization, March 2015, forthcoming
DOI: 10.1007/s11151-015-9455-2


Media coverage:
Impacto das energias renováveis research by Lígia Pinto & team @ Porto Canal

Report released:
"Educação e mercado de trabalho em Portugal - Retornos e transições"

Research team: Carla Sá, Célio Oliveira, João Cerejeira, Marta Simões, Miguel Portela, Pedro Teixeira, Priscila Ferreira, Sandra Sousa e Sílvia Sousa.


February 2015



Lígia Pinto
presented "Using Choice Experiments to Assess Environmental Impacts of Dams in Portugal" (with A. Botelho, L. Lourenço-Gomes, P. Sousa, S. Sousa e M. Valente) at the Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development (GCESD2015) 24-26 February 2015, Coventry University Technology Park, Coventry, United Kingdom

Research by NIMA members on the national news:
Jornal de Economia com Vítor Andrade, SIC Notícias - Edição da Manhã, 10 February 2015

À procura de compensações, Destak, 10 February 2015

Moradores querem ser compensados pelo impacto ambiental das energias renováveis, Correio do Minho, 10 February, 2015

Portugueses querem pagar menos eletricidade devido ao impacto ambiental das renováveis, Expresso, 09 February 2015

Moradores querem ser compensados pelo impacto ambiental das energias renováveis. BragaTV, 09 February, 2015

Moradores querem ser compensados pelo impacto ambiental das energias renováveis, Diário do Minho, 08 February, 2015


Recently published:
"Promoting cooperation in resource dilemmas: Theoretical predictions and experimental evidence" Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 54: 40-49. By Anabela Botelho, Ariel Dinar, Lígia M. Costa Pinto, Amnon Rapoport
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2014.11.007]


January 2015

Research by NIMA members on the news:
"Moradores querem ser compensados pelo impacto ambiental das energias renováveis.
Primeiro estudo nacional na área abre portas para o Governo incluir o custo monetário dos impactos ambientais sobre o bem-estar de populações locais."
NOS Jornal Online da UMinho, Nº 48 January 2015

Lígia Pinto has been elected Director of the Department of Economics at the U. of Minho. Congratulations!

Published:
"Market competition and executive pay." by Priscila Ferreira, IZA World of Labor: 115. January 2015. [DOI: 10.15185/izawol.115]


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December 2014

Season's Greetings!




Lígia Pinto part of the scientific council of the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment: bringing together Engineering and Economics [ICEE2015, UMinho, Guimarães, Portugal]

November 2014

NIMA's Strategic Research Project 2011-2013 has been positively evaluated by FCT's evaluating committee with final Grade A: "The predicted scientific targets were fully attained. The results suggest great scientific quality, namely with respect to publications in refereed international journals. The project has contributed to the training of young researchers and to the international projection of the research team."


Marieta Valente presented "Green and Ethical Consumption in an Incentivized Market Experiment" at GECAMB Conference on Environmental Management and Accounting 6-7 November 2014, Leiria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria.

Eduarda Fernandes presented: "Experimental investigation of eco-labelling solutions to experience and credence goods: a research agenda" - at the GECAMB 6-7 November 2014, Leiria

October 2014


Micaela Pinho presented "Ethical principles of justice in microallocation healthcare resources" at the 2º congresso mundial de investigação em saúde, 7 - 8 October (Viseu) . This paper will be published in Revista Atención Primária (ISI)

Recently published:

Pinho, M. (2014, forthcoming) ?The dilemma of managing scarce health care resources; evidence of the conflict between economic or ethical principles in microallocation decisions? International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology

Ana Martins, Orlando Pereira, Isabel Martins
International Review of Business and Economic Studies (IRBES), 1(1): 56-67


September 2014


Congrats to Eduarda Fernandes for being part of the team responsible for a newly commissioned research project. Details as follows:Project: "Aquisição de serviços para a construção do DLBC.  Desenvolvimento Local de Base Comunitária. Estratégia de Desenvolvimento Local. NIMA team members: Maria Eduarda Fernandes, membro da equipa do IPL responsável pela prestação de serviços Funding body: Associação de Desenvolvimento Terras de SicóRecommended Funding: 22.200€ + IVADuration: September 2014 - February 2015


August 2014

Marieta Valente presented ?On the behavioural relevance of optional and mandatory impure public goods: results from an economics experiment? at the European Economic Association annual conference, 26-29 August, 2014, Toulouse, France

Congrats to Eduarda Fernandes for being PI to a newly commissioned research project. Details as follows:Project: ?Agenda Ansião 2020 ? Monitorização das Sessões de Trabalho ? Fase 1"NIMA team members: Maria Eduarda Fernandes, coordenadora da equipa do IPL responsável pela prestação de serviços adjudicada Funding body: Câmara Municipal de Ansião: (até dezembro de 2014) Recommended Funding: 4000?Duration: August 2014 - December2014

A convite da Universidade Nove de Julho, Eduarda Fernandes participou no 2º encontro da Rede Internacional de Estudos sobre Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade (II-RIMAS), que decorreu nos dias 20, 21 e 22 de agosto em São Paulo, Brasil. Este encontro teve o intuito de reunir investigadores da América do Sul, Portugal e Espanha, dedicados às temáticas do Ambiente e da Sustentabilidade, possibilitando a troca de experiências a partir de diferentes perspetivas inerentes às diferentes formações de base dos participantes: biologia, psicologia; educação; gestão, geologia; economia e contabilidade.


July 2014

Latest working paper NIMA:


Working paper at the Centre for Economic Policy Research:


Kuznets Prize awarded to Paolo Masella at ESPE meeting:

See this news in full at the IZA newsroom

Marieta Valente presented: "Ethical consumption in an incentivized market experimente" at the 8th annual conference of the Portuguese Economic Journal, UMinho, Braga, 4-5 July 2014.

NIMA members on the news:

"What do patients want from primary health care services?"
Research team: Paula Veiga (cordinator), Isabel Correia, Verity Watson, and Patricia Norwood. Ana Luísa Castro Lopes (Research Assistant)


June 2014


Congratulations to former director of NIMA, Anabela Botelho, for winning a competition for Full Professor at University of Aveiro!

Recently published:

Marieta Valente presented: ?On ethical consumers: behavior and attitudes in a linked economic experiment and attitudes survey? at the 28th annual conference of the European Society for Population Economics, UMinho, Braga, 18-21 June 2014.

The 28th annual conference of the European Society for Population Economics, organized by members of NIMA and NIPE: 18th - 21st June 2014, UMinho, Braga, Portugal



 
May 2014

European Society for Population Economics annual conference 2014 - Scientific Program now available: here


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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Post Doc Researchers
2014 FCT Investigator Programme
The FCT Investigator Programme aims to support the recruitment of outstanding researchers into Portuguese R&D center
The programme is open to all researchers holding a PhD degree, of any nationality, and targets scientists with exceptional track-records and clear potential to develop innovative research. The grants provide a competitive salary, for up to five years
There are three types of FCT investigator grants:
1) Starting Grant ? aimed at researchers with more than 3 years and less than 8 years post-PhD experience at the time of application. Previous experience of scientific independence is not required;
2) Development Grant ? aimed at researchers with a curriculum of exceptional merit and experience as an independent researcher;
3) Consolidation Grant ? aimed at researchers with experience as an independent researcher, with a curriculum of exceptional merit and evidence of scientific leadership in a specific area of knowledge.
NIMA is willing to support applications to the
2014 FCT Researcher Programme within the fields of
- Experimental Economics
- Health Economics
- Environmental Economics
- Labour Economics
- Applied Microeconomics & Microeconometrics

Deadline: Candidates wishing to be hosted by NIMA must send their CV and a brief description of the project by email to Priscila Ferreira (priscila
@eeg.uminho.pt) by June 4th.
More info on the FCT Investigator Programme:
click here
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April 2014

Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam) visits UMinho as part of
ESPE's 2014 Scientific Committee and presents a seminar on ?Fertility Effects on Labor Supply: IV Evidence from IVF Treatments? (with Petter Lundborg e Astrid Wurz Rasmussen)


March 2014

Book published:
"Plano Estratégico - Leiria Região de Excelência?" (2014) by JLM - Consultores de Gestão, Sargento, A.; Lopes, A; Fernandes, E. 2014. Published within the project: Projeto Leiria Região de Excelência ISBN 978-989-20-46.53-2.


January 2014

Congratulations to Anabela Botelho and Lígia Pinto who have published a paper in the journal Experimental Economics. The details are as follows:
Time and uncertainty in resource dilemmas: equilibrium solutions and experimental results
Anabela Botelho, Ariel Dinar, Lígia M. Costa Pinto, Amnon Rapoport
Experimental Economics, January 2014

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10683-013-9388-2?sa_campaign=email/event/articleAuthor/onlineFirst


Anabela Botelho member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Strategic Behavior and the Environment
http://nowpublishers.com/journals/SBE/editorial-board


NIMA co-organizes the following seminar

For detailed information, see
www.esac.pt/frutaselegumes

Paper recently published:
"Who should participate in health care priority setting and how should priorities be set? Evidence from a Portuguese survey" by Anabela Botelho; Micaela Pinho; Paula Veiga; Rev Port Saúde Pública. 2013;31:214-22

Latest working papers NIMA:
"Consumers? valuation of national versus foreign varieties of tomatoes: results of a contingent valuation study in Portugal" by Anabela Botelho, Isabel Dinis, Lina S. Lourenço-Gomes, Jorge Moreira, Lígia M. Costa Pinto (NIMA WP56)

"Origin or organoleptic characteristics of Pears: which is more valued in the market?" by Anabela Botelho, Isabel Dinis, Lina S. Lourenço-Gomes, Jorge Moreira, Lígia M. Costa Pinto (NIMA WP55)

"The importance of the origin of apple varieties: results from a discrete choice experiment in Portugal" by Anabela Botelho, Isabel Dinis, Lina S. Lourenço-Gomes, Jorge Moreira, Lígia M. Costa Pinto (NIMA WP54)

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