Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics
- Economics of Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial Careers; Entrepreneurship Dynamics
- Empirical Industrial Organization – Firm entry, growth, and exit; Start-up firms
- Labor and Personnel Economics – Occupational choice; labor mobility; wage inequality; labor-management relations; economics of gender
- Applied Microeconometrics
Vera joined CBS-INO in October 2014 as a PostDoc in Economics of Entrepreneurship. She finished her PhD in Economics at the University of Porto (School of Economics and Management, FEP), Portugal, in September 2014, with the thesis “Entrepreneurship Dynamics: Entry, Survival, and Firm Growth”.
Her main research interests are focused on the dynamics of entrepreneurs and their firms. She has been studying the diversity of choices associated with entrepreneurial entry and exit, the determinants of choosing and leaving an entrepreneurial career, and the post-entry dynamics of start-up firms, using matched employer-employee data.
Vera is also interested in Higher Education topics, such as the competitive behavior of Higher Education Institutions, funding diversification, higher education mergers, and efficiency in the Higher Education sector.
"Serial entrepreneurship, learning by doing, and self-selection"(with Anabela Carneiro and Celeste Varum), forthcoming in International Journal of Industrial Organization.
"Gender pay gaps and the restructuring of graduate labor markets in Southern Europe" (with Hugo Figueiro, Ricardo Biscaia, and Pedro Teixeira), Cambridge Journal of Economics, 39(2), 565-598.
“Entry and exit dynamics of nascent business owners” (with Anabela Carneiro and Celeste Varum), Small Business Economics, 45(1), 63-84.
“What explains the survival gap of pushed and pulled corporate spin-offs?" (with Anabela Carneiro and Celeste Varum), Economics Letters, 126(1), 127-130, 2015.
"Economic slowdowns, hazard rates, and foreign ownership" (with Celeste Varum and Hélder Valente da Silva), International Business Review, 23(4), 761-773, 2014.
“Employment and SMEs during crises” (with Celeste Varum), Small Business Economics, 40(1), 9-25, 2013.
“The effect of crises on firm exit and the moderating effect of firm size” (with Celeste Varum), Economics Letters, 114(1), 94-97, 2012.
“Do foreign and domestic firms behave any different during economic slowdowns?” (with Celeste Varum), International Business Review, 20(1), 48-59, 2011.
In: Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe: Spatial Disparities and Human Capital. . ed. /Madalena Fonseca; Ugo Fratesi. Cham : Springer 2017, p. 323-344 (Advances in Spatial Science)
In: Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 42, No. 8, 8.2017, p. 1401-1420
Bonn : IZA 2016, 32 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 9919) (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, No. TI 2016-030/VII)
Paper presented at The DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016, 2016
Bonn : IZA 2016, 53 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 10104)
In: A Global Perspective on Private Higher Education. ed. /Mahsood Shah ; Chenicheri Sid Nair. Cambridge : Chandos Publishing 2016, p. 13-28
Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2015, 2015
In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 45, No. 1, 6.2015, p. 63-84
In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2015, p. 565-598
In: International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 40, 5.2015, p. 91-106
In: Economics Letters, Vol. 126, 1.2015, p. 127-130
In: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, and Regional Development : Labor Networks, Knowledge Flows, and Industry Growth. . ed. /Rui Baptista; João Leitão. : Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2015, p. 93-122 (International Studies in Entrepreneurship, Vol. 31)
In: Paginas de Education, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2014, p. 61-80
In: International Business Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 8.2014, p. 761-773
In: Innovation, Globalization and Firm Dynamics: Lessons for Enterprise Policy. . ed. /Anna Maria Ferragina; Erol Taymaz; Kamil Yilmaz. Abingdon : Routledge 2014
In: Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education: A Changing Landscape. . ed. /Andrea Bonaccorsi. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated 2014, p. 84-106
In: Public Administration Review, Vol. 74, No. 3, 29.4.2014, p. 398-412
In: Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 35, 2013, p. 4949-4958
In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2013, p. 9-25
In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2013, p. 271-288
In: Higher Education, Vol. 63, No. 3, 3.2012, p. 337-352
In: Economics Letters, Vol. 114, No. 1, 1.2012, p. 94-97
In: International Business Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2.2011, p. 48-59
Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute 2016, 38 p. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, No. 16-110/VII)
Bonn : IZA 2016, 60 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 10035)
In: J E I, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2012, p. 683-704