José Tavares is a specialist in political economy and macroeconomics. After completing his PhD in economics at Harvard University, he became Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is currently Full Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. He has also taught at the Portuguese Catholic University.
Tavares’s research interests range from the economic consequences of democracy, globalization, and corruption, to the costs of gender discrimination.
Tavares´ research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, and the European Economic Review, and in collective volumes edited by Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Princeton University Press. It has received comments in the New York Times, Time Magazine, La Repubblica, Handelsblatt, Expresso, and Público, as well as the Vox.eu and Eurointelligence economics op-ed sites.