PhD in Management Sciences
Manchester Business School
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro
Hugo's research interests are in the areas of i) economics of (higher) education; ii) labour and personnel economics; and iii) inequality and equal opportunities. His recent academic work covers four main areas: i) trends in the returns to higher education and inequality among graduates following the massification of higher education; ii) new challenges facing HE institutions as a result of such massification (the sustainability of binary higher education systems, the promotion of graduates’ employability, the decrease of drop-out rates, the establishment of links with industry and external actors); iii) trends and determinants of the gender pay gap; iv) structural change and changes in the demand for higher education skills and competences.
Hugo Figueiredo is an economist (Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, 2000) with a PhD from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (2009). He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism at the University of Aveiro, a full researcher at CIPES - Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies and an external researcher at GOVCOPP. He is also a Global Labour Organisation fellow.
Social and Economic concerns