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Expertise: social policies

Carlos Farinha Rodrigues is Associated Professor of Economics at Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Universidade de Lisboa. Is also adviser of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Statistics Portugal) in the field of households’ statistics. He obtained his PhD from Technical University of Lisbon under the supervision of Tony Atkinson (Oxford University).

His main research interests lie in applied micro-economics, Income Distribution, Poverty and Inequality; Evaluation of Public Policies and Microsimulation. He was involved in the international projects “GINI Growing Inequalities’ Impacts” and “EUROMOD – Tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union”.

He was coordinator of the projects “Evaluation of means-tested benefits in alleviates child and aged poverty in Portugal” (2008 – 2009) and “Anti-poverty effectiveness and efficiency of the Minimum Income Programme (RSI) in Portugal” (2007 – 2009). He has several studies about poverty and inequality in Portugal and about the effectiveness of social policy.

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