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University of Évora (UÉvora)

 Contact details
Contact personPhD José Belbute
Associate professor 
StreetLargo dos Colegiais, 2 
Address 7004-516 - Évora (Portugal) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics

 Brief description of your activity focus
My activity focus is on sustainable growth & consumption, habit-formation, persistence, energy economics, Economic valuation of environmental good

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
1. Scientific expertise includes
  • Macroeconomics,
  • Microeconomics,

  • Environmental & Resource Economics,

  • Contingent valuation and other Economic Valuation techniques,

  • Econometrics (with special focus on time series),

  • Dynamic programing,

  • Mathematics for economists

  • 2. Organizational skills and competences
  • Responsible and hardworking;

  • Organized and with a sense of duty;

  • Management and leadership skills;

  • Independent reasoning and easy decision capacity;

  • Good capacity of abstraction and for model building/solving.

  • 3. Social skills and competences
  • Team-spirit, team-working and communication;

  • Good capacity of adaptation to multicultural environments;

  • Extreme sense of research ethics;

  • 4. Technical and computational skills and competences
  • Computer users perspective - Office™ (Word™, Excel™ e PowerPoint™);

  • Computer applied to Economics; Stata™, E-Views™, Gretl, MatLab™;

  • 5. Professional skills
  • Capacity to analyze economic activity in several dimensions (local, regional, national and international)
    as well as in its relations with other sciences and research areas;

  • Capacity to use knowledge and both quantitative and qualitative tools to understand and solve
    economic problems in a multidisciplinary context;

  • Able to develop applied research and solutions in limited information situations;

  • Able to produce and analyze, in a critical way, new and complex ideas and concepts;

  • Able to communicate research results and ideas to both experts and non-experts.
  •  Research Activities

     International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
    I am currently leading a research project that aims to build the Environmental Input-Output table for
    Alentejo (a NUT2 Portuguese largest region), with a special focus on sectorial emissions, energy and
    resource use blocks.
    My research experience includes:
    a) The participation in three European projects
  • Qualicities 2005-2007 (an INTERREG IIIC project),

  • Transborder Cooperation between Portugal and Spain-the case of Alentejo and Extremadura (1991-

  • The Potential Benefits of Integration of Environmental and Economic Policies in the European Periphery
    (the Cohesion Countries), 1998.

  • b) The participation in three projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and

  • Evaluation of the Economic and Budgetary Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits in Portugal” (FCT -

  • Costs and Benefits of Urban Dispersion on a Local Scale” (FCT- PTDC/AUR/64086/2006)

  • Endogenous Multisectorial Growth and Natural Capital” (FCT - POCTI13028)

  • c) The participation in projects funded by other governmental agencies or companies

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