Bruno Pessoa Carvalho

Visiting Professor
Political Economy, Public Economics
916248668 Office: 15.2.24
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Bruno Pessoa Carvalho holds a PhD from Nova School of Business and Economics (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). He is an applied microeconomist focusing on public, political and regional economics.  More specifically, on the design and impact of public policies and on the interaction of voters and politicians, its impact on election outcomes and their consequences. Bruno's work often mixes theoretical and empirical approaches including some experimental projects. Before joining Universidad Carlos III de Madrid he was a post-doc at ECARES (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Recent Research

  • "Local Finance and Job Creation: Examining Local Fiscal Multipliers on Private Employment", with Francesco Franco and Susana Peralta
  • "Campaign spending on local elections: the effects of public funding"
  • "The wealth distribution in Portugal: Evidence from surveys and administrative data", with Gonçalo Marques, José Pedro Sousa, Susana Peralta and David Leite Neves.
  • "Local corruption and election outcomes: Evidence from media coverage in Portugal"
  • “The Consequences of School Closures on Parental Hours Worked and Gender Inequality: Evidence from Portugal", with Inês Duarte, Mariana Esteves and Susana Peralta.



Mathematics, Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Economic Foundations of the Eurozone.