José Tavares is an Professor of Economics (tenured) at the Nova School of Business and Economics and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Reasearch in London. José Tavares holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, specializing in macroeconomics with a political focus. José´s research work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics and the European Economic Review. Comments on his research have appeared in Time magazine, The New York Times, Handelsblatt and La Repubblica. José has published, in 1916, at Oxford University Press, and joint with Francesco Caselli and Mário Centeno, "After The Crisis - Reforma and growth in Europe".