Loading content
Professor Carlos Cortinhas

Professor Carlos Cortinhas

Associate Professor of Economics


+44 (0) 1392 725613

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Carlos Cortinhas finished his Economics PhD in June 2007. He studied at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of John Maloney, Malcolm Macmillen and Nigar Hashimzade. Before coming to Exeter, he completed his Masters at Kobe University, Japan, under the supervision of Shoji Nishijima. Aside from academia, Carlos has previously worked in banking (for the Industrial Bank of Japan, Tokyo) and in government institutions (for the Ministry for the Economy and Innovation, Portugal).

Administrative responsibilities

  • Member, Undergraduate Student Staff Liaison Committee
  • Member, BA Economics and Politics Board of Studies
  • Deputy Head of the Department of Economics
  • Member of the University of Exeter Senate


  • BsC (Minho), MsC (Kobe), PhD (Exeter)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards and Honours

  • Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) Scholarship, 1992-1996

External positions

  • Member of Scientific Council, The Economic Policy Research Centre (NIPE), University of Minho, Portugal
  • External Examiner, University of Westminster
  • Member of Pearson Publishers’ Economics Advisory Board
  • Associate of Economics Network
  • Member of the Executive of the British Council of Undergraduate Research
  • Chief External Examiner, University of Westminster (2016/17)

  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • International trade

Dr Cortinhas’ teaching interests cover Macroeconomics, Statistics (especially Applied Statistics) and International Trade both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also taught a variety of other subjects over the past few years including Economics of the International Firm and Development Economics among others.