Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann
Associate Professor of Economics (School of Economics-University of Porto, Portugal), Researcher (CEF.UP-U.Porto), and Head of International Business (Porto Business School)


Ana Teresa Tavares-Lehmann is Associate Professor of Economics (School of Economics-University of Porto, Portugal), Researcher (CEF.UP-U.Porto), and Head of International Business (Porto Business School). She specializes in Foreign Direct Investment, Multinationals’ Strategies, Development and Public Policy. She has been Vice-President of the Regional Government Authority of Portugal’s Northern Region (in charge of Economic Affairs, International Cooperation and Evaluation of Policies), President of the Managing Authority of the Atlantic Area Transnational Program of the European Union, Pro-Rector for Strategic Planning/Enterprise Relations (U.Porto), Visiting Professor or Visiting Fellow in several US/European universities (e.g. Universities of Strathclyde, Reading, Glasgow, Columbia, among others), and President of the European International Business Academy. She has a MSc and a PhD in Economics (University of Reading, UK) and a BSc in Management (U.Porto). A regular speaker in top-level conferences, she is an Editor of scientific journals and an author widely published in her field. She is the author/editor of books such as Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm (2011) and Multinationals, Clusters and Innovation: Does Public Policy Matter? (2006). She has been a consultant to leading international institutions (OECD, UNCTAD, among others) and various national and regional governments, as well as being involved in the management of several companies and foundations. She has been involved in setting up the Portuguese Investment Agency a decade ago, and is now the leading Economic Advisor to the new Mayor of Porto, in charge for FDI attraction. She has won several awards for scientific merit and career recognition.

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