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Pedro Luis Silva

PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

(05/2018-07/2019) Visiting at IAE, (Barcelona, Spain)

  • Supervision by Ana Rute Cardoso

(09/2014-09/2016) Teaching Assistant at ISCAL, IPL (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Lectures: Microeconomics , Macroeconomics and Statistics I & II.

(09/2013-08/2016) Teaching Assistant at Nova SBE, UNL (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • Tutorials: Calculus II , Linear Algebra and Modeling and Optimization.

Teaching Summary

Tutorials:

Mathematical Economics (1st year Undergraduate)

Macroeconomic Theory (2nd year Undergraduate)

Introduction to Macroeconomics (1st year Undergraduate)

Foundations of Economics (1st year Undergraduate, usually PPE students)

Research Summary

Current Status

  • PhD (full-time)

Research Topic Title

  • Essays in Higher Education
  • Supervisors: Gianni Da Fraja and Alex Possajennikov

Research Summary

My research aims to analyze the determinants of students performance at university, I am trying also to understand what would be most efficient way of selecting students at universities and as last topic, but not the least, I am analyzing also the effectiveness of maintenance grants.

Research Interest

  • Economics of Education, Labour economics, Microeconomic Theory

Primary funding sources:

  • PhD Fellow of Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Lisbon-Portugal)

Conferences and Summer Schools

  • (03/2018) Cesifo Workshop on Labour Economics and Social Policy Dresden, Germany

  • (03/2018) LEER Conference Leuven, Belgium

  • (07/2017) Barcelona GSE Summer School Barcelona, Spain Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Evaluation with Stephan Litschig

  • (07/2017) IWAEE Catanzaro, Italy
  • (01/2017) IV Lisbon Research Workshop in Economics , Statistics and Econometrics of Education Lisbon, Portugal
  • (06/2016) XXV Meeting of the Economics of Education Association Badajoz, Spain

Publications

  • NUNES, Luis C; REIS, Ana B.; SEABRA, Carmo; SILVA, Pedro L.; Student's Performance in Higher Education, (working paper) mimes.

  • XUFRE, PatrĂ­cia; SILVA, Pedro; MENDES, Diogo; AnĂ¡lise em Rn, Lisboa Editora, 2017. ISBN 9789725925195

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