Álvaro Santos Pereira
|Álvaro Santos Pereira|
|Minister of Economy and Labour|
21 June 2011 – 24 July 2013
|Prime Minister||Pedro Passos Coelho|
|Preceded by||José Vieira da Silva
|Succeeded by||António Pires de Lima|
7 January 1972 |
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.
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 and the University of British Columbia.
Effective 1 April 2014, he is Director of the Country Studies Branch of the OECD Economics Department.