Thomas Arthur Vaughn Professor of Economics
Office: Morton 126
Phone: (757) 221-2431
Fax: (757) 221-2390
Alfredo Marvao Pereira received his Bacharelato (1976)
and Licenciatura (1978) from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal,
and his M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1988) from Stanford University. After teaching
at the University of California at San Diego for eight years, he joined
the W&M faculty in 1995. He has served as consultant/advisor
for the Commission of the European Communities, the European Central Bank,
the World Bank, the Bank of Portugal, and the Portuguese Ministry of Finance.
Alfredo's main research interests are public finance and economic growth
but he has often ventured into development economics and urban economics.
His current research focuses on the effects of infrastructure development
on economic performance and on social security reform, both in the U.S.
and in the European Union. His teaching interests include microeconomics,
public finance and mathematics for economists. He is currently working
on two undergraduate textbooks for Prentice-Hall with Don Campbell.
Housing and Long-Term Endogenous Growth, Journal of Urban
Economics, forthcoming. (with P. Brito).
Strategies for Tax Reform in Portugal in the context of the
EMU, Review of Development Economics, forthcoming. (with P.
Public Capital Formation and private Investment: What
Crowds in What? Public Finance Review 29(1), 2001, pp. 3-25.
Is All Public Capital Created Equal? The Review of Economics
and Statistics, 82 (3), 2000, pp.513-518.
Export Growth and Domestic Performance, Review of International
Economics 8, 2000, 60-73. (with Z. Xu)
Public Capital and Private Sector Performance in the US,
of Urban Economics 46, 1999, 300-22. (with R. Frutos)
International Transfers and Convergence in the European Union,
Finance Review 27, 1999, 194-219.
Testing Theories of Economic Fluctuations and Growth in Early
Development, Review of International Economics 6, 1998, 638-48.
(with R. Frutos).
Foreign Growth and Domestic Performance in a Small Open Economy,
of International Economics 43, 1997, 499-512. (with T. Osang).
Import Tariffs and Growth in a Small Open Economy, Journal
of Public Economics 60, 1996, 45-71. (with T. Osang).
On the Budgetary and Efficiency Effects of Housing Taxation
in the United States, Journal of Urban Economics 39, 1996, 68-86.
(With Y. Nakagami).
The Impact of Financial Integration and Unilateral Public
Transfers on Investment and Growth in EC Capital-Importing countries, Journal
of Development Economics 48, 1995, 43-66. (With V. Gaspar).
On the Effects of Investment Tax Credits on Economic Efficiency
and Growth, Journal of Public Economics 53, 1994, 437-462.
Uptrading and the Macroeconomic Environment, Journal of
Urban Economics 34, 1993, 1-23. (With Y. Nakagami)