Dr. Joao Madeira
Senior Lecturer



  • BSc (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • MSc (Boston University)
  • PhD (Boston University)

Departmental roles

  • Senior UG admissions tutor
  • Assessor for PG admissions in Finance



My main fields of interest are in Macroeconomics, Finance, Experimental Economics and Applied Econometrics.


I have done substantial work in understanding better the sources of business cycle fluctuations and in particular the role played by labour market rigidities. My current work also focuses on understanding better inflation expectations and how disagreement in monetary policy committees arises and impacts the economy.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at IDEAS

Forthcoming: “The effect of FOMC votes on financial markets” with Carlos Madeira, accepted for publication in The Review of Economics and Statistics.

2018: “Measuring monetary policy deviations from the Taylor rule” with Nuno Palma, Economics Letters 168 (C), 25-27.

2018: “Assessing the empirical relevance of labor frictions to business cycle fluctuations”. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 80 (3), 554-574

2015: “Firm-specific capital, inflation persistence and the sources of business cycles”. European Economic Review 74 (C), 229-243.

2014: “Overtime Labor, Employment Frictions and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve”. The Review of Economics and Statistics 96 (3), 767-778.

2013: “Simulation and estimation of economic models in Dynare” book chapter in the Handbook of Research Methods and Applications on Empirical Macroeconomics, N. Hashimzade and M. Thornton (ed.s).




First Year

  • Macroeconomics I

Second Year

  • Introduction to Accountancy

Joao Madeira

Joao Madeira
Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/009

Tel: 01904 323084

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Office & feedback hours during term time:

Wednesday 15:00-17:00