The main topics addressed by the research team are: Consumer Behavior; Tourism Economics; Choice/Decision Models; Risk and uncertain Behaviors; Shrinking Cities; Quality of Life; Public Policies; Fisheries Economics; International Environmental Agreements; Tourism and the Environment.
The group's research profile covers a wide range of topics in the fields of Economics and Finance, with particular emphasis on Financial Economics, Economic Integration, Business Cycles, Monetary Economics, Regional Economics, Economics of Innovation, Economic Policy, Labor Market, Income Inequality, Economic Growth and Development and Tourism Economic Impacts.
The Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE) was created in 2006, with the aim of promoting high quality research in the areas of Management and Economics. Since 2009 CEFAGE is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (previous project reference: UID/ECO/04007/2013; current project reference UIDB/04007/2020).
Department of Transportation Market is one out of five chairs involved in research at Faculty of Economics. It was founded in 1991 and currently is one of the leading units in research of air transport and urban transport. It cooperates with a variety of scientific institutions but is well known of for its practical aspects of research. Its research activity focuses on economics of urban and air transport, railway transport, marketing research, marketing management in transport and transformation of transport markets, mobility.
Nudging in (economics) education
Language as a nudge
Language: moods and accents in economic decisions
Experiments in economics: framing and priming in behavioral approach
E-learning in economics education
- market failures, state deficiencies
- institutional economics, regulation, deregulation
- social welfare, socio-economic development, inequality and inclusion
- modern labour market
- health and healthcare economics
- economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
- prospect theory, cumulative prospect theory, modelling choice under risk, decision weights, probability weighting function, subjective probabilities, reflection effect
- behavioural aspects of companies' investment decisions
- long-term savings, retirement anxiety, trust in the pension system
- information avoidance
- vignette studies
The main focus of Jörn Schmidt work is in fisheries and currently also expanding to general sustainability questions in the oceans.
Specific questions are:
- How does countries’ asymmetry in wealth and being affected by global warming impact on their willingness to pay to green house gas mitigation?
- How to design fishery management regulations under age structured fish stocks and multi-species interaction?
- How to design efficient, market based incentive schemes to employ renewable energy? What is the role of marine based renewable energy systems?
She has a wide array of research interests revolving around the issue of ensuring sustainable well-being. Her particular interests lie in the field of quantitative analysis using spatial explicit information and the valuation of non-market benefits and costs. Central research questions include: