Economics
Research insight
November 4, 2021

Economic policies: should they be tested?

(IN)Pertinente with Cátia Batista: What is the use of implementing economic policies without knowing for sure the population's needs? What is the use of an economic solution if the target audience does not know or can use it? Economic policies must be tested like medicines; and this is one of our Professor's expertises. In this episode, listen to the examples you mentioned by Hugo Van Der Ding and understand how not all "recipes" are used to support the development of populations.

(IN)Pertinente is a Podcast developed by Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation.

Access this episode's podcast here

Cátia Batista

Cátia Batista

Associate Professor of Economics @ Nova SBE | Scientific Director at NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center

Website
17. Partnerships for the goals
10. Reduced inequalities
1. No poverty
Economics
Interview
SDG
17

Are economic impact assessments needed?

(IN)Pertinente with Cátia Baptista: What is the use of testing economic policies without assessing their impact? How do we know if a cost-effective solution is truly a solution without testing it and measuring the results before launching it on a large scale? Economic policies must be tested but also evaluated, just as it is done in science, with medicines. Cátia Baptista responds to Hugo Van Der Ding's curiosity and talks about her field experience, reporting on studies whose results are surprising.

Learn more
Economics
Webinar
SDG
1
10
17

Unconditional Basic Income: Can we afford it?

The covid19 pandemic has brought back the discussion on Unconditional Basic Income, as a possible solution to tackle some of our current and future challenges. The experiments and initiatives in the US (e.g. Mayors for Guaranteed Income) and the surge in pilots in Europe (e.g. most recently in Berlin) have triggered the debate, and raised new questions about the prospects of implementing such a policy. Watch this discussion jointly organized by CEPS - University of Minho and Nova SBE Economics of Policy.

Learn more
Economics
Impactful stories
SDG
17

Collaboration between Nova SBE and companies creates value in the local municipality of Cascais

Economic 1st responders & the perspective of an Alumnus, who acted as a Mentor in representation of Deloitte, partner of this initiative

Learn more