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Diogo Machado

Former Research Assistant

Twitter: @DiogoBruegel

Diogo Machado worked at Bruegel as a Research Assistant until August 2015 in the area of Economics of Innovation and Competition Policy. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Lisbon, a master from the New University of Lisbon where he specialized in Development Economics and a master from the Université Catholique de Louvain where he focused on Industrial Organization of firms’ strategies. In his master thesis Diogo used instrumental variables to estimate the effect of return migration on entrepreneurship.

During his studies he worked as a researcher in a project at Nova Sbe exploring the effects of the arts and culture in the economy, financed by the Portuguese secretary of state for the arts. Besides, he also worked as a student research assistant at ISEG, where he studied the economic effects of beliefs and values of the Portuguese population.

He was a classical ballet dancer and competitive debater, and besides Economics of Innovation and Competition Policy his research interests include Development Economics and the application of Randomized Control Trials in Economics.

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High growth firms and job creation in Europe

While all forms of entrepreneurship play a critical role in the economy, a growing body of evidence has shown that it is the high-growth firms that are the key drivers of innovation and job creation.

By: Diogo Machado and Karen E. Wilson Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: December 19, 2014
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Labour force(d) mobility: Migration in Europe

The free movement of labour is not only a key pillar of the European project, but also essential to the proper functioning of a monetary union. Inspired by this theme and the tone of the current political debate, we present 4 informative charts.

By: Diogo Machado and Thomas Walsh Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: November 26, 2014
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Uber Economics: There is no such thing as bad publicity

The following graph shows the individual index of Google searches for "Uber" and the index of searches for "Taxi", both in Germany. Uber is benefiting from the opposition of taxi drivers and attempts to suppress it.

By: Diogo Machado Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: October 29, 2014