Teresa Farinha


Teresa Farinha is a research fellow at UNU-MERIT, studying the evolution of regional labor systems, impacts of automation, and the future of work. Teresa has a PhD in Evolutionary Economic Geography at Utrecht University. Her thesis on "The evolving geography of jobs: how relatedness shapes labour dynamics" is available here: https://books.ipskampprinting.nl/thesis/550882-farinha/. She also has a MSc in Financial and Monetary Economics and an Undergrad in Economics from the University of Lisboa. 

Teresa has done academic research since 2009, as well as teaching, co-organizing conferences and workshops, and assisting the coordination of research projects, mostly in innovation and counterfactual impact evaluation of EU public policies. She also worked in audit, business consulting, risk analysis, governance, tutoring, and volunteer work in Portuguese NGOs on Fisheries & Marine Policy, and Circular Economy.

Eager to apply her research skills to solve real problems, bridging science and policy, Teresa is passionate about how economic complex systems evolve, and how to use that knowledge to nurture inclusive economic prosperity. Her research interests: economic development, the future of work, ecology, sustainability transitions, pro-poor innovation, and policy impact evaluation.