Linda Gonçalves Veiga is Adjunct Professor at UNU-EGOV. She is also full professor at the department of Economics of the University of Minho (Portugal). Holding a PhD in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA), she teaches in the areas of Public Economics and Political Economy. Her main research areas of research are Public Economics, Political Economy and E-governance and e-participation.
She is currently the director of the Center for Research in Economics and Management of the University of Minho Linda published several articles in international scientific journals, such as Public Choice, Regional Studies, and Electoral Studies, and co-authored several books and book chapters. She participated in and coordinated several research projects funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and private foundations. She serves as national expert for international projects such as Varieties of Democracy and Electoral Integrity, and is a member of the scientific council of the Portuguese Budget Watch.
Among the consultancy tasks performed are studies for the Directorate General of Local Governments, the North Regional Coordination and Development Commission, the Secretary of State of Culture, and the Portuguese Court of Auditors. She also collaborated with UNU-FLORES in policy-relevant research and capacity building related to the decentralization of government activities.
She previously served as vice president of the School of Economics and Management and director of the department of Economics, of the Economic Policies Research Unit, and of the Ph.D. and Master’s programmes in Economics.