CEMPRE has been created in 1993, and is institutionally
hosted by the Faculdade de
Economia do Porto (FEP),
Universidade do Porto.
Funding has been provided by the Portuguese
para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). Its main aims, established
since 1993, are the following:
To foster theoretical and applied research in economic growth
and business cycles, market modeling, and time series analysis
applied to economics;
To apply forecasting methods to the Portuguese economy and to
an international context;
To create and maintain data bases for economic analysis and
To promote work contributing to the academic progress of
researchers involved, particularly younger ones;
To support the organization of scientific meetings and the
publication of academic research;
To support the organization of post-graduation activities;
To support consultancy services of researchers;
To collaborate with other researchers and research units, both
nationally and internationally.
The main orientation of CEMPRE’s research policy has
been to support, jointly with FEP, ongoing research by its
members. Research has been published nationally and
internationally in the fields of business cycles, time series
analysis, growth and long term convergence, financial systems
and financial markets, national and international location of
investment, and history of economic thought. Researchers at
CEMPRE have been developing relatively small research projects,
either individually or in collaboration with other researchers,
national and foreign.
supports the presentation and publication of research results
of its members, in scientific meetings, books and academic
journals. The organization of scientific meetings by the
members of the centre is supported as well.
CEMPRE participates actively in the post-graduation programs at FEP, either through its members or institutionally, by promoting and supporting seminars and lectures by visiting professors. The members of CEMPRE are responsible for many masters and doctoral courses in Economics, and some are coordinators of those programs. They also have a large share in the supervision of academic dissertations.
CEMPRE supports teaching and research assistants hired
by FEP who are pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in
Portugal or abroad, and whose supervision is shared by members
of CEMPRE. Such
support takes the form of financial assistance for
bibliography and traveling to scientific meetings considered
relevant for their research.
Faculdade de Economia,
Universidade do Porto
R. Roberto Frias, 4200-464 Porto
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