Pedro Silva Martins is Professor of Applied Economics at Queen Mary, University of London, and a research fellow of NovaSBE (Lisbon), IZA (Bonn) and GLO.
He was Secretary of State for Employment in the Government of Portugal from 2011 until 2013. During this period, he was responsible for successful reforms in areas such as employment protection legislation, active labour market policies, the public employment service, apprenticeships, the European Social Fund, and tripartite dialogue. In 2016, he was a member of the group of experts advising the Government of Greece and the European Commission on labour market reforms.
He holds economics degrees from the University of Warwick (PhD) and Nova School of Business and Economics (BA). Pedro's academic research has focused on the roles of schooling, business cycles and globalisation on wages; and the effects of institutions, in particular employment law, upon different worker- and firm-level outcomes. Current interests also include employment services, collective bargaining, social protection and the 'future of work'.
His research is published in the Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, European Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economics Letters and other journals and edited volumes.