I hold a Ph.D. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, with specialization in carbon mechanisms, an MsC in Economics and Policies of Energy and the Environment and a degree in Economics.
I work on carbon pricing mechanisms, on energy and low-carbon development scenarios at the national and local levels, and on modeling the linkage of renewable power systems. Currently, I teach and research at the Economics Department of the University of Minho and NIPE, and am an evaluator expert for the European Commission (Research Executive Agency).
In the past, I worked in the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto, in the Power Systems Unit of INESC Porto, in energy and carbon consulting companies, in the Portuguese Climate Delegation to the UNFCCC, and in the management of a nature conservation national park (National Park Peneda-Gerês).
Sousa, R. and Gómez-Plana, A. G. (2015). International Trade in Renewable Energy with Cooperation Mechanisms: A CGE Analysis, NIPE working paper.
I currently focus on Energy and Environmental Economics courses.
I am interested in supervising students working on energy and emissions pricing (trading, taxes, etc.), low carbon development, energy scenarios, low carbon scenarios and ecological macroeconomics. For other specific energy and climate change economics policy issues please contact me.
.Energy Economics (BSc. and MSc.) (since 2015)
.Energy and Environment Economics (MSc.) (since 2014) (shared – energy part)
.Public Finance (BSc.) (since 2014)
.Economics Topics (BSc.) (2017-2018)
.Macroeconomics (BSc.) (2017-2018)
. Economics and Environment (BSc.) (2015-2016)
At the MIT PhD Program of “Sustainable Energy Systems”:
. Introduction to Economics (Ph.D) (2011-2013)
. Econometrics (Ph.D) (2010-2012)
. Energy Economics (Ph.D) (2009-2010)
. Economics of Natural Resources and Environment (Ph.D) (2008-2009)
Other UM Courses:
. Economics of the Firm (MSc.) (2015-2017)
. Political Economics (BSc.) (2014-2016)
. Applied Statistics (BSc.) (2008-2014)
. Quantitative Methods (BSc.) (2009-2014)
. Statistic Techniques for Economics (BSc.) (2007-2008)
. Statistics Complements (BSc.) (2006-2007)
MSc. “Institutional carbon footprint – an application of the MC3 method to DST SA”, 2017, Bruno Veiga, University of Minho.
MSc. “Energy and Carbon: Relations between prices of natural gas, electricity, and carbon.”, 2013, Nuno Gonçalo da Silva Marques, Beira Interior University.