Professor João Santos Silva

Head of the School of Economics
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João Santos Silva graduated in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1985, and he received a masters degree in Applied Mathematics in 1988 from the same institution. In 1992, he completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Bristol. He taught at the Technical University of Lisbon and at the University of Essex, before joining the School of Economics in 2015. João's research focuses on theoretical and applied microeconometrics, and he has published in a variety of academic journals, including the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Business and Economics Statistics.


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Postgraduate research supervision

My publications


Refereed Publications


  • Machado, J.A.F. and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2018), Quantiles via Moments, Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming. The estimator for quantile regression with fixed effects is available in Stata: type "ssc install xtqreg".




Other Publications

  • Machado, J.A.F. and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2013), Econometrics: Statistics and Economics, in Qian Meng (ed.), Statistics: Discovering Your Future Power, China Statistics Perss: Beijing.


  • Santos Silva, J.M.C. and Tenreyro, Silvana (2013), Chapter 31 - Currency Unions, in Gerard Caprio Jr. (ed.), The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization, Academic Press: San Diego, Pages 451-461.


  • Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2011), A Review of Micro-Econometrics: Methods of Moments and Limited Dependent Variables by Myoung-jae Lee, Econometrics Journal, 14(2), pp. B1-B4.


  • Santos Silva, J.M.C. and Tenreyro, Silvana (2010), Has the euro increased trade?, CentrePiece, 15(2), pp. 6-7.


  • Dias, D.; Marques, C.R., Martins, F. and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2009), Price Adjustment Lags: Evidence from firm-level data, Boletim Económico do Banco de Portugal, 15(4), pp. 51-69.


  • Brito, Paulo and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2009), Editorial Note, Portuguese Economic Journal, 8(1), pp. 1-2.


  • Reis, H.J. and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2002), Hedonic Prices Indexes for New Passenger Cars in Portugal (1997-2001), Boletim Económico do Banco de Portugal, 8(4), pp. 21-26.


  • Machado, J.A.F. and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (2002), 50 Anos de Ensino de Econometria em Portugal, Economia, 26, pp. 95-112.


  • Santos Silva, J.M.C. and Windmeijer, Frank (2002), Microeconometrics: Editors' Introduction, Portuguese Economic Journal, 1(2), pp. 89-90.


  • Covas, Francisco and Santos Silva, J.M.C. (1999), Outlet Substitution Bias, Boletim Económico do Banco de Portugal, 5(3), pp. 77-85.


  • Santos Silva, J.M.C. (1989), Função Consumo, Alguns Desenvolvimentos Recentes e Análise do Caso Português, Estudos de Economia IX(4), pp. 353-372.


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