Artur Miguel Santoalha got his bachelor degree in Economics from the Economics and Management School of the Portuguese Catholic University in 2010, and his master degree in Analysis and Policy in Economics, lectured by Paris School of Economics jointly with HEC, EHESS, École Normale Superieur, École National des Ponts et Chausse, École Politechnique and ENSAE in 2012.
Artur has worked as a trainee at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Commission, as a consultant for the OECD Development Centre and the Centre of Marine Sciences (University of Algarve), and as research assistant at Université Paris Dauphine and at the Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies.
He started his phd training at the TIK centre in 2015.
The topic of Artur's PhD research at TIK is “Smart Specialization: Where do European regions stand?”.
This project aims at investigating the relationships between smart specialization strategies of European regions and their economic growth performance. His research interests are focused on public policy, innovation economics, higher education policies and development economics.