I hold a PhD 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).
Gião, C. and Sousa, R. (2021). Low carbon policies: a better path for GDP growth. Working Document.
Gonçalves, C., Honrado, J. P., Cerejeira, J., Sousa, R., Fernandes, P. M., Vaz, A. S., Alves, M., Araújo, M., Carvalho-Santos, C., Fonseca, A., Fraga, H., Gonçalves, J. F., Lomba, A., Pinto, E., Vicente, J. R. and Santos, J. A. (2021). On the development of a regional climate change adaptation plan: Integrating Model-Assisted Projections and Stakeholders’ Perceptions. Working Document.
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 and Macroeconomics 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 (MSc.) (since 2015)
. Macroeconomics (BSc.) (since 2017)
. Public Finance (BSc.) (since 2014)
. Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation (since 2021)
. Economics of the Environment (BSc. and MSc.) (2018-2019)
. Economics and Environment (BSc.) (2015-2016)
. Energy Economics (BSc. and MSc.) (since 2015)
. Energy and Environment Economics (MSc.) (since 2014)
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. “Angola’s Low Carbon Development Scenarios to 2050”, 2020-2021, Hamilton Feijó, University of Minho (work in progress).
MSc. “The Impact of Renewable Energy Consumption on Economic Growth”, 2020-2021, Daniel Branco, University of Minho (work in progress).
MSc. “Financial markets in the Green Era – Green Bonds”, 2020-2021, Susana Braga, University of Minho (work in progress).
MSc. “Economic analysis of the energy matrix – the case of renewable energies in Brazil”, 2018-2019, Maira Tanaka, University of Minho (work in progress).
MSc. “Analysis of generation and regulation of renewable electricity in Portugal”, 2018, Dário Dias, University of Minho.
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.