Pedro Martins

Prof Martins studies employment and wage dynamics, focusing on some of their key determinants: skills, firm performance, the business cycle, employment laws, industrial relations, FDI and international trade. His research draws on his experience as Secretary of State of Employment in the Government of Portugal (2011-2013) and has been sponsored by the ESRC, the European Commission, the British Academy, IPEA (Brazil), and FCT (Portugal). Prof Martins is also a research fellow of IZA (Bonn) and CEG-IST (Lisbon) and an adviser to EPIS.

Content by Pedro Martins
  • Blog post

    Clicking towards Mozambique’s new jobs

    A new online job portal in Mozambique may have the potential to improve job-matching through improved access to information between jobs and job-seekers. Inclusive growth in developing countries can hardly be achieved without a widespread dissemination of labour market information. Fortunately, growing penetration of the internet can circumvent existing limitations...

    13 May 2016 | Pedro Martins

  • Project

    Developing vocational training in the Mozambique labour market

    Despite the high economic growth rates exhibited since the end of the civil war, Mozambique is still one of the poorest countries in the world. Its human development index is also particularly low, even when compared to other sub-Saharan countries. Indeed, the data available suggests that the economic growth of the last decade has contributed little to poverty reduction....

    5 Oct 2015 | Pedro Martins, Sofia Pessoa e Costa, Cinzia Rienzo