Sofia Pessoa e Costa

Sofia Pessoa e Costa is a final year PhD student in microeconometrics and labour economics at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), and a research assistant at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. Her PhD thesis focuses on the evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in France and in Belgium. She has participated in the evaluation of the Belgian policy to counsel the unemployed and control their job search efforts (“Plan d’accompagnement et de suivi des chômeurs”) and in the evaluation of the French “make work pay” initiative (“Revenu de Solidarité Active”). She also worked at the French Ministry of Employment and as an advisor to the State Secretary for Employment in Portugal.

Content by Sofia Pessoa e Costa
  • 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