Pedro Teixeira

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Doctoral Degree
Degree title: 
Phd in Economics
Graduation year: 
Exeter University
Research interests: 
Economics of Higher Education; Human Capital; History of Economic Ideas; Economics and Religion; Economic Methodology.
Biographical note: 
Pedro Nuno Teixeira is Full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto and a former Director of CIPES – Centre of Research in Higher Education Policies (2009-2022). His areas of specialization are the economics of education and the history of economic thought. He has published in a broad range of scientific journals in his areas of interest and has authored or edited several volumes for Oxford UP, Springer, Kluwer, Palgrave, Routledge, Edward Elgar, Brill, and Sense. He is the editor of Human Capital: Critical Concepts in Economics, 4 vols. (Routledge, 2014) and Editor-in-Chief of The International Encyclopaedia of Higher Education, 3 vols. (Springer, 2020). He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Higher Education, the European Journal of Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, and the Journal of Research in Higher Education. He was a member of the Board of Governors (2007-2022) and Secretary General (2013-2022) of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER). Since 2003 he has been a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and since 2005 a Fellow of the Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE). He has also served on the evaluation panels for the European University Association (EUA) and the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). He has been a national expert for DG Education and a member of the EU Network of Experts on the Economics of Education. He is a member of Academia Europaea since 2021. He has served as a special adviser to the President of Portugal on Higher Education and Science (2016-2021) and on Higher Education and Economic Affairs (2021-2022). He was Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at U.Porto (2014-208) and a member of Portugal’s National Council of Education (2014-2018). Between March 2022 and April 2024 he was the Secretary of State for Higher Education in the Portuguese Government.
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CORDIS Keywords: 
Social and Economic concerns
Education, Training
Economic aspects
Employment issues
Scientific Research
Status at CIPES: 
Integrated researcher

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