Ricardo Cabral is vice-president (vice-reitor) and assistant professor of Economics at the University of Madeira, Portugal. He is also a director at the Institute of Public Policy Thomas Jefferson – Correia da Serra. He was an expert evaluator for the European Commission between 2001 and 2013.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of South Carolina. His recent macroeconomic research focuses on the euro crisis, on banking, monetary policy, EMU architecture and governance, and on external debt crises. He has participated as a speaker in over 50 conferences in Portugal and Brussels about the euro crisis, debt sustainability, debt restructuring, banking union, since 2011.
He is the co-author of a proposal to restructure Portugal’s debt and one of the three authors of the blog Tudo Menos Economia, published in the national daily newspaper Público. He has published several opinion columns in leading national newspapers, and he is regularly interviewed on various macroeconomic topics by Portuguese and international media, for example, the BBC World News TV, RTP, TVI, Bloomberg, Radio France Internationale, Expresso, Público, Diário de Notícias, Visão. On account of his research he appeared before the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in October 2011.