Ana Rute Cardoso
Ana Cardoso received her Ph.D. in economics in 1997 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She completed her first degree and her Masters at the Lisbon Technical University. Her fields of interest are labor economics and economics of inequality. She has been working on topics such as earnings dispersion, employer behavior, and the role of labor market institutions and regulations, from an empirical microeconomic standpoint. She is also interested in the links between higher education and the labor market. Her work appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, among others.
She is currently Research Professor under the program Scientific Employment Stimulus. Before joining the ICS, from 2008 to 2021, she was Associate Research Professor at IAE (CSIC), the Institute for Economic Analysis of the Spanish National Research Council, and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She worked as Research Associate at IZA Bonn (Institute for the Study of Labor) in Germany from 2002 to 2008 and before she was Associate Professor at the University of Minho in Portugal. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn, Germany, and an External Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), London, UK.
Area of activity: Labor Economics; Economics of Inequality