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    Patricia is an Associate Professor at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon. She is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) at the James Hutton Institute (JHI), where she worked as a senior researcher in applied economics between 2013 and 2017. Prior to that, between 2010 and 2013, Patricia worked as Research Associate in the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Imperial College London (ICL).


    Patricia's main research interests include topics in urban and regional economics, applied economics, transport economics and transport geography. Key areas of focus comprise the relationship between transport investment, agglomeration economies and economic performance; the causes of spatial disparities in regional development; rural-urban linkages and city-region economies; the relationship between travel demand, sustainable mobility and urban spatial structure; evaluation of urban transport investments; the analysis of output and cost efficiency of public transport operators.


    While at the James Hutton Institute, Patricia worked on the following projects:


    Patricia's research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Journal of Economic Geography, the Journal of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, and Transportation Research-Part A Policy and Practice. She has also written short general-readership pieces about her work; some examples are provided below:


    For a list of Patricia's publications see the following pages: