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The Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics of the University of Évora (CEFAGE-UE) was created in 2006, with the aim of promoting research in the areas of Management and Economics. Since 2009, CEFAGE-UE is funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Teconologia (FCT) and achieved the highest FCT grade: "Excellent". In 2014, it was evaluated as “Very Good” by the FCT panel. In 2013, CEFAGE-UE established three scientific branches at the following institutions: Universidade do Algarve, Universidade da Beira Interior and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

The research interests of CEFAGE-UE's members cover, among other fields, agricultural economics, econometrics, environmental resources, finance, industrial organization, innovation and entrepreneurship, international economics, labour economics, operations research, tourism economics, spatial economics and sustainable growth. Therefore, CEFAGE-UE is divided into four research groups: "Industrial Economics and Business Strategy", "Econometrics, Statistics and Operations Research", "Finance" and "Labour, Regional and Macroeconomics".

Considering our members’ current research interests, their skills and competencies, in the period 2015/2020 CEFAGE research will be organized along the following major eleven thematic strands:

1. Econometrics of Discrete and Limited Outcomes

2. Strategy, Operations and Performance

3. Environmental and Agrifood Economics and Management - Theoretical and Empirical Approaches

4. Capital Structure, Investment Decisions and Firm Performance

5. Asset Markets and Investor Behavior

6. Regulation and Competition Policy

7. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Industry Dynamics

8. Labor Market and Development

9. Economic Growth and Development: Theory, Policy and Empirics

10. Theoretical and Empirical Advances in Tourism Economics

11. International Monetary Economics and Integration