Mário Centeno, who obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2000, specializing in Labor Economics, currently holds positions as Deputy Director in the Department of Economic Studies at the Bank of Portugal and as a Professor of Economics at NOVA IMS. In recognition of his doctoral dissertation work, he was awarded the Young Economist Award by the European Economics Association in 2001, which honors the best young economists in Europe. Additionally, in 2006, he received the Prize of the Latin Union for scientific research. Professor Mário Centeno has published research papers in international scientific journals in the fields of Labor Economics, Finance, and Mathematics, including the Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Labour Economics, Empirical Economics, Economica, Economics Letters, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Labor Research, Revista Brasileira de Economia, and Computers and Operations Research. Currently, his research focuses on Labor Economics and Applied Microeconometrics.