R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Economia e Gestão

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Estudos e Formação Avançada em Gestão e Economia da Universidade de Évora (CEFAGE-UE) [ECO-Alentejo-Evora-4007] visitada em 23/09/2008

Classificação: Excellent

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
This unit is organized in 3 research groups. The “Econometrics and Finance” group is much better than the other groups: “Industrial, Labour and Spatial Economics”, the middle group, and “Environmental and Agri-food Economics and Management”, the weakest. The first two groups have publications of rank A, B and C, the third having a lower record. In the last two groups, there is yet much to gain, given that the productivity is one article per researcher within two years. There is some cross-fertilization of research between these groups.

The characteristic of the unit that was most apparent after the visit is however the quality of its leadership and of its general orientation as recently defined. There is a clear definition of the objectives to be pursued and an acute perception of the problems to be solved, together with a credible design of an appropriate strategy. The general working rules seem quite appropriate, for instance there are precise rules of entry and exit (2 publications in a period of 5 years as a necessary condition for membership) and incentives for publication have also been introduced. These rules resort to the ISI ranking of journals (A, B, C and D).

The panel members are very positive about the research which is performed in Evora and even more so about the prospects of this unit, which they decided to rank as EXCELLENT.

The following data constitute a further basis for this decision:
• The unit has a substantial number of good researchers.
• There are many young researchers.
• Many staff members have a PhD from abroad.
• The unit has a Research Advisory Board including members with a good/outstanding reputation.

• The coordinator, Cesaltina Pires, is a real leader and an active researcher, who stimulates the research staff.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Econometrics and Finance [RG-ECO-Alentejo-Evora-4007-610]
Environmental and Agri-Food Economics and Management [RG-ECO-Alentejo-Evora-4007-612]
Industrial, Labour and Spatial Economics [RG-ECO-Alentejo-Evora-4007-613]