Joaquim J.S. Ramalho graduated in Economics from the University of Evora in 1993 and received a masters degree in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management from the Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG-UTL) in 1996. In 2002, he completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Bristol. Since 2016, he is Professor at ISCTE-IUL (Dep. Economics) and before that he taught at the University of Evora for 23 years. His research focuses on theoretical and applied microeconometrics, and he has published in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Econometric Reviews, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis and International Journal of Industrial Organization.