Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira

Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira

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  • Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics
  • PhD, Economics, Kansas State University
  • MBA, Business Administration, Kansas State University
  • Licenciatura, Corporate Management, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

Biography

Dr. Xavier-Oliveira is an economist with specializations in macroeconomics, international economics, and econometrics. His research agenda has focused on interdisciplinary issues related to economic growth and institutional frameworks, such as barriers to technological adoption, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment, intellectual property rights, and the informal economy.  His publications have received awards attributed by the scientific community (e.g. Human Relations and GIKA/Journal of Business Research). Dr. Xavier-Oliveira serves on the editorial review board of the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology, and as ad hoc reviewer for several publications and conferences.
In addition, Dr. Xavier-Oliveira actively collaborates with students engaged in national competitions, entrepreneurial activities, graduate studies and student associations. In 2013, he received Michigan Tech’s Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for his service to the Finance Club.  In 2016 he served as faculty advisor to the SBE winning team of the iOme Challenge - a national essay competition on the US retirement system.  In 2018, Dr. Xavier-Oliveira was the director of the KHOB Economic Outlook Report, a study of 4 local counties elaborated by members of the Economics Club at Michigan Tech and SBE faculty. Prior to doctoral studies, he worked in Portugal as a consultant for public and private projects funded by the European Commission, and as an EU certified instructor of innovation management and business internationalization.

Teaching Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • International Economics
  • Economic Decision Analysis

Research Interests

  • Barriers to technological adoption
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Institutions and regulation
  • Informal economy
  • Growth and development