Profª Cesaltina Pacheco Pires

Professora Catedrática

Departamento de Gestão

Universidade de Évora

Largo dos Colegiais, 2

7000-803 Évora, Portugal

Phone: 351-266-740-892

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ORCID number: 0000-0001-8024-8935


Cesaltina Pires completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at Nova SBE (UNL) and her MBA at INSEAD. She holds a PhD in Economics from MIT. She was a Teaching Assistant at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics. Currently, she is a Full Professor in the Management Department of the University of Évora, where she is the Director of the Management PhD program. She was the Scientific Coordinator of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), from 2006 to 2015. Now she is the head of the Industrial Economics and Business Strategy research group.  Her research interests include the areas of Industrial Economics, Decision Theory and Game Theory. She published in scientific journals such as International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Annals of Regional Science, Theory and Decision, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Financial Services Research and Quantitative Finance, among others.

She loves teaching and has been teaching many courses in the areas of Management, Economics and Mathematics. She is the author of two leading textbooks: «Cálculo para Economia e Gestão» and «Mercados e Investimentos Financeiros». She supervised a dozen PhD students and a dozen Master students.

She is a proud mother of four children (Vasco, Raul, Bruno and Joana). When she was younger she loved to play soccer. She started to run regularly when she was 18 and she still does (in the Summer she prefers swimming). She has a vegetable garden and bakes bread.

Research Unit CEFAGE

CEFAGE is one of the top research units in Management and Economics in Portugal. In the two previous international evaluations (under the supervision of the Portuguese National Science Foundation) CEFAGE was ranked Excellent and Very Good, in 2007 and 2014 respectively. We have 4 Research Groups: "Industrial Economics and Business Strategy", "Econometrics, Statistics and Operations Research", "Finance" and "Labour, Regional and Macroeconomic".

Management Ph.D. Program

Programa de Doutoramento em Gestão

This program is aimed at candidates who intend to pursue an academic career or do research in the field of management in both public and private institutions. It is also suitable for those who want to pursue top management careers in various fields of Management (Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Accounting, Organization and Information Systems, Operations Management).

The program includes coursework for one year. The thesis is expected to take 3 years. The program is linked to CEFAGE and the students are expected to participate in CEFAGE activities.