Marta C. Lopes is a Labour Economist with a special interest in Employment and Unemployment Protection.
She conducted her PhD at the Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE), under the supervision of Pedro Portugal. She also visited University College London (UCL) between 2015 and 2019, being based at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP), and she was also a Research Assistant at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She has been a Research Affiliate at IZA since February 2019 and she will join Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as an Assistant Professor (tenure track) on September 2020.
Her research is focused on Labour Economics, but she has also worked on Family Economics, Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. Her research agenda is centred on the unemployment benefits system and the duality of labour markets, with implications for labour market outcomes and family decisions.
During her graduate studies, at Nova SBE and UCL, she was a teaching assistant of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Calculus, Data Analysis and Probabilities, Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Labour Economics, MATLAB, and Public Economics. For the last of these she was awarded with Excellence in Teaching at UCL.