João Martins is a Senior Research Assistant at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) and a PhD Candidate at the University of Minho. He is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Minho. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics (2015) and a BA degree in Economics (2013) from the University of Minho.
His main research interests are in the areas of e-Government, Public Economics, and Political Economy. In what concerns e-Government-related topics, his research, including his ongoing PhD thesis, has mainly focused on the socioeconomic aspects and impacts of e-government. Outputs of that research are published in international journals such as the Social Science Computer Review and Information Economics and Policy, and in leading e-Government conferences.
He has been a member of the Programme Committee of the ICEGOV, DTGS, and EGOSE conferences for several editions. João has also done and published research in different areas of Economics, such as Political Economy, Macroeconomics, and Economics Education. He is affiliated with NIPE (University of Minho) as a PhD Student and has previously participated in projects funded by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos and the European Social Fund regarding term limits, local governments, local finances, voter turnout, and dual training systems. As an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Minho, João has lectured several different courses, such as Applied Statistics for Political Science, International Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics I and II, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Public Finances.