Álvaro Santos Pereira

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Álvaro Santos Pereira
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Minister of Economy and Labour
In office
21 June 2011 – 24 July 2013
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Preceded by José Vieira da Silva
Helena André
António Mendonça
Succeeded by António Pires de Lima
Personal details
Born (1972-01-07) 7 January 1972 (age 42)
Viseu, Portugal
Political party Independent

Álvaro Santos Pereira (Viseu, 7 January 1972) is a Portuguese economist, professor and writer. He was the Minister of Economy, Labour, Transport, Public Works and Communications of Portugal between June 2011 and July 2013.

Career[edit]

Álvaro Santos Pereira was born in Viseu, Portugal in 1972. He attended the University of Coimbra in Coimbra, where he was awarded a degree in economics by the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra (FEUC) (Economics School of the University of Coimbra) and has a master's degree by the University of Exeter. He is also a PhD in economics by the Simon Fraser University (British Columbia, Canada). He has been a professor of economic development and economic policy at the Simon Fraser University[1] and the University of British Columbia.[2]

In June 2011, he was appointed Minister of Economy, Labour, Transport, Public Works and Communications of Portugal in the cabinet of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.[3]

Effective 1 April 2014, he is Director of the Country Studies Branch of the OECD Economics Department.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvaro Pereira, School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University
  2. ^ Faculty, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia
  3. ^ (Portuguese) Álvaro Santos Pereira, Diário de Notícias (17 June 2011)