Vanda Almeida


Vanda est actuellement économiste à la Commission Européenne après un doctorat à l'Ecole d'Economie de Paris. Sa thèse porte sur les effets macroéconomiques des inégalités de revenus et le rôle des mécanismes de redistribution comme instruments de stabilisation macroéconomique. Elle est diplômée de la NOVA School of Business and Economics (Licenciatura en Economie), de la Lisbon School of Economics and Management (Master en Econométrie) et de l'Ecole d'Economie de Paris (Master en Politiques Publiques et Développement). Elle a travaillé comme économiste à la Banque Centrale du Portugal, à l'OCDE, au LISER (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research) et a enseigné à Sciences-Po.


The distributional effects of the 2007-2008 crisis and aftermath government policies in Portugal (Etude)

This article provides detailed insights into the distributional effects of the 2007-2008 crisis and aftermath government policies, in Portugal. It sheds new light on the distributional consequences of aggregate crises and crisis-coping policies, providing useful information for improving their design.   Summary: The 2007-2008 crisis and aftermath government policies had sig [...]


The case for wage insurance (Note)

  Summary: ·         Wage insurance protects workers against the fundamental risk of earnings loss following an involuntary displacement and reemployment process. ·         It was initially motivated by the need to compensate workers in trade related activities for the job and skill losses associate [...]


Rising Income Inequality and Aggregate Activity (Note)

Why rising income inequality may hurt aggregate activity: the role of the marginal propensity to consume   Summary: - The marginal propensity to consume is a declining function of income. - An increase in income inequality will therefore divert resources away from agents with a higher marginal propensity to consume towards those with a lower one. - This will exert a dra [...]


Inequality and redistribution in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 crisis: the US case

Summary: - The crisis entailed a dramatic widening of the market income distribution. All income groups were hit, but the bottom and middle ones suffered stronger and more persistent losses. - The tax and transfer system was crucial at taming the rise in inequality, with cash transfers being the most important instrument. - The system did not, however, fully cushion the negative dis [...]