Hugo Figueiredo

Hugo Figueiredo
University of Aveiro | UA · Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies

PhD in Management Sciences, Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

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Introduction
I’m an economist (Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, 2000) with a PhD from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (2009). My current research interests are on i) returns to education and employability with special emphasis on higher education; ii) structural change and demand for skills and competences; iii) dynamics of wage inequality; and iv) inclusion, gender and equal opportunities. I am a Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. I am the vice-director of the Masters in Economics and teach Organisational and Personnel Economics, Public Economics as well as a course on the Portuguese Economy. I am a researcher at CIPES – Center for Research in Higher Education Policies
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - present
University of Aveiro
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  • Research Assistant
January 2001 - December 2005
The University of Manchester
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (39)
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The study is devoted to the evaluation of the determinants of job-education mismatches and their impact on salaries of university graduates. We use a comprehensive and nationally representative survey of Russian university graduates. The study employs a self-evaluated measure of mismatch and a statistical variant for robustness and interpretation p...
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Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role in knowledge society by providing and disseminating knowledge. In this regard, academics have been encouraged to collaborate with society, leading to the emergence of new modes of knowledge production. Several institutional and individual factors have been identified as determinants of the ac...
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The job market places increasing value on graduates’ transversal competencies such as working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. In accordance, the development of transversal competencies is nowadays a learning goal across Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). An assessment is needed to determine students’ competencies throughout their l...
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Higher Education institutions are investing in the development of students' transversal competencies to respond to labour market demands. In such a context, the relevance of a measure to assess graduate students' job readiness has been highlighted. A pilot study was conducted to analyse the feasibility of adapting the Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI)...
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This article presents a set of performance indicators based on the Portuguese case for managing the performance of research and cultural creation activities and their impact on the regional context in polytechnic higher education institutions. Five theoretical dimensions have been proposed and empirically validated to frame the diversity of these a...
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This chapter proposes a conceptual model that seeks to incorporate the scope of the Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions’ research activities. Furthermore, a set of performance indicators to measure these activities is proposed and the principles of a performance management system capable of promoting greater diversity of institutional profile...
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Este livro procura situar e problematizar as questões subjacentes à gestão e avaliação de desempenho das Instituições de Ensino Superior (IES) abordando, em particular, os requisitos específicos inerentes às que integram o subsistema do Ensino Superior Politécnico. Tendo por base o contributo de vários autores, nomeadamente através da análise das p...
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Vale a pena investir num curso superior? Será que continua a garantir melhores salários e empregos? Que outros benefícios resultam do ensino superior? Tem efeitos positivos na saúde e no bem-estar individual? Motiva comportamentos positivos do ponto de vista coletivo, capazes de promoverem a participação política, a confiança nos outros e a tolerân...
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Vale a pena investir num curso superior? Será que continua a garantir melhores salários e empregos? Que outros benefícios resultam do ensino superior? Tem efeitos positivos na saúde e no bem-estar individual? Motiva comportamentos positivos do ponto de vista coletivo, capazes de promoverem a participação política, a confiança nos outros e a tolerân...
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The aim of this paper is to identify the main patterns and trends in performance management across the Portuguese higher education system, by comparing the perceptions of different professional groups: academics and non-academics, working in different subsystems (public/private, university/polytechnic). Based on the results of a questionnaire to th...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze the main patterns and trends in performance management across the Portuguese higher education system, by comparing the perceptions of different professional groups: academics and non-academics, working in different subsystems (public/private, university/polytechnic). Based on the results of a questionnaire to the...
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Recent decades have seen a massive expansion in higher education (HE), fuelled by high expectations about its private benefits. This has raised concerns about the impact on the employability of recent graduates and the potential mismatches between their skills and the competences required by the job structure. Equally, it could set the ground for a...
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In this article we investigate whether education-job mismatches and growing occupational diversity are important explanatory factors of gender pay gaps amongst university graduates in Southern Europe (namely in Portugal, Spain, and Italy). We use standard decomposition techniques and test the implications of controlling for selection bias. Our resu...
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This article analyses the evolution of relative earnings premiums for young university graduates in Portugal (1995–2009), suggesting that the previous picture of a successful transition towards mass higher education changed significantly. Our results indicate a decline in the average premium and an increasing dispersion in the returns to higher edu...
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The argument of this book is that the changing structure of jobs in a country, both across industries and between low-skill and high-skill occupations, is a critical factor shaping the nature of a country’s path of development and the distribution of opportunities for quality employment. Currently received wisdom suggests that recent job change in...
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The appeal of HE expansion has been particularly significant in the case of Portugal, whose levels of qualification of the labour force have been historically low. Over the last two decades the country has experience a massive expansion of its higher education system and the numbers of students enrolled and rates of enrolment have multiplied more t...
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In order to monitor progress with respect to gender equality in European Union member states, indices are extremely useful. Existing indices are, however, not appropriate because they do not focus exclusively on gender (in)equality and have not been created to be used at the European level. Therefore a European Union Gender Equality Index is presen...
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The European Union (EU) has an explicit commitment to raise the employment rate for women and to advance gender mainstreaming (GM) and gender equality in both employment and social inclusion policies. In this article we assess developments in the latest round of National Action Plans (NAPs), with particular attention to the situations in the 10 new...
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The European Employment Strategy includes a new commitment to a substantial reduction in the gender pay gap in European Union (EU) member states, but progress requires a radical shift away from the traditional policy emphasis on the supply-side deficiencies of women compared with men. Mainstream theory argues that gender inequality is reduced once...
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In 2003, equal opportunities policy in the European Union suffered both ups and downs. New opportunities came in the guise of the hotly contested new directive on gender equality outside the field of employment, in the invitation to present the first of an annual report on equality between women and men to the Spring Council, in the consolidation o...
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While the momentum has certainly not yet disappeared from the gender equality agenda within Europe, the impact of that agenda remains patchy. Progress within individual member states has been significant but not always steady or cumulative. At the European level more attention has been paid to the gender pay gap but policy initiatives remain weak....
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Since unification, the debate about Germany's poor economic performance has focused on supply-side weaknesses, and the associated reform agenda sought to make low-skill labour markets more flexible. We question this diagnosis using three lines of argument. First, effective restructuring of the supply side in the core advanced industries was carried...
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In order to monitor progress with respect to gender equality in European Union member states, indices are extremely useful. Existing indices are, however, not appropriate because they do not focus exclusively on gender (in)equality and have not been created to be used at the European level. Therefore a European Union Gender Equality Index is presen...
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This report is part of a wider investigation into the adaptability of European economies and societies coordinated by Algoé Consultants, Alphametrics and Fondazione RDB for the Employment Directorate of the European Commission.

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Projects (5)
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This project assesses the impact of European Union (EU) policies in science, technology and innovation (ST&I) in Portugal. Assuming that national policies are not only a result of isomorphic mechanisms, but of complex relations between practice, theory and policy, the aim of this project is not only to understand how Portuguese ST&I policies have been translating the European narrative, but also to analyse if institutions and actors have changed their beliefs and behaviours according to the new political narratives. Taking a case study approach – based on the Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) –, we will look at how institutions and actors with different institutional logics define strategies to work together in the co-production, transfer and commercialisation of knowledge. This project contributes to a better understanding of Europeanization processes in S&I in Portugal and, by assessing its level of institutionalization, to inform better public and institutional policies in this domain, thus reinforcing the potential of HE to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country.
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Vale a pena investir num curso superior? Será que continua a garantir melhores salários e empregos? Que outros benefícios resultam do ensino superior? Tem efeitos positivos na saúde e no bem-estar individual? Motiva comportamentos positivos do ponto de vista coletivo, capazes de promoverem a participação política, a confiança nos outros e a tolerância à diferença? Este projeto procurou identificar e medir de forma abrangente, rigorosa e sistemática os benefícios do ensino superior para o caso português. Encara-os como multidimensionais: de consumo e de investimento, individuais e coletivos. Mesmo no contexto cada vez mais competitivo e desafiante para os diplomados, este estudo mostra que investir numa formação superior compensa.
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This project aims to understand how Portuguese HEIs are responding to the multiple challenges confronting higher educational globally and how the policy initiatives of the last decade have shaped those institutional responses. The analysis will focus on four core areas, and their interplay, currently considered as key elements in that transformation: - The changes in the external and internal governance of higher education and the way these relate to institutional quality and performance; - The implementation of institutional policies aiming at improving the quality of the academic endeavour; - The institutional development of systems of performance management; - The analysis of changes in the balance of power and the concurrent re-definition of the role of academic and non-academic professionals.