Dr Joao Madeira
Lecturer in Economics
+44 (0) 1392 724486
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Dr Joao Madeira is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Exeter. He has a BA in Economics from Nova University of Lisbon and a Postgraduate Degree in Financial Markets from CEMAF/ISCTE. Dr Madeira obtained his PhD in Economics from Boston University in January 2009 under the supervision of Francois Gourio, Simon Gilchrist and Robert King. He wrote his dissertation on 'Labor Frictions in New Keynesian Models'. Business cycles, monetary policy and labor markets remain his major research interests.
BA (Nova Lisbon), MAPE (Boston University), PhD (Boston University)
- Business cycles
- Monetary policy
Dr Madeira's research focuses predominantly on understanding what drives fluctuations in economic activity at the aggregate and national level and what should be the role of policy makers, in particular of monetary policy, to mitigate these fluctuations. He is particularly concerned with how labour and investment market rigidities affect our understanding of this problem.
Dr Madeira is currently supervising several students on many topics in macroeconomics, ranging from endogenous fiscal policy to monetary policy and business cycles. He is also studying how frictions in labour and investment markets, imperfect information and stock prices affect aggregate economic activity.
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Conferences and invited presentations
Dr Madeira has been invited to give seminars at the University of Bristol
(November, 2009) and at Birkbeck College (March, 2010).
Dr Madeira's main teaching interests are in the areas where he focuses his research - macroeconomics and finance. The key issues in macroeconomics are business cycles (what causes fluctuations in economic activity), development (why are some countries poorer than others), and economic policy (what can governments and central banks do to deal with these issues). The key issues in finance are the analysis of investment projects (should a firm undertake a new investment or not), asset pricing (what is the correct value for a given financial asset), portfolio selection (what is the optimal combination of assets an investor should own) and capital structure (how should a firm finance its activities).
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