I am a postgraduate researcher at the School of International Development, and my research project examines the impact of development assistance on economic growth in fragile states. I hold an MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Economics from the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

Key Research Interests

Besides aid effectiveness, I am interested in the concept and measurement of state fragility. This is a list of my published work:

Ferreira, Ines A. (2018), "An empirical analysis of state fragility and growth: The impact of state ineffectiveness and political violence", Working Paper 2018/29, Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Ferreira, Ines A. (2017), “Measuring state fragility: a review of the theoretical groundings of existing approaches”, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 38 (6), pp. 1291-1309. doi: 10.1080/01436597.2016.1257907

Ferreira, Ines Afonso Roque (2014), Evaluation Methodologies for Aid in Conflict, edited by Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull and Megan Kennedy-Chouane (Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2014, ISBN 978-0415870801, UK£85.00, hardcover, pp. 216), European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 26 (5), pp. 935-937.

Roque Ferreira I. A. (2014), The Role of Elites in Economic Development, edited by Alice H. Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio and James A. Robinson (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-965903-6, UK£58.00, hardcover, pp. xxii + 374.), Journal of International Development, Vol. 26, pp. 935–936. doi:10.1002/jid.3018

Ferreira, I. and Simões, M. (2013) “Aid And Growth: A Comparative Study Between Sub-Saharan Africa And Asia”, Applied Econometrics and International Development, Vol. 13-1, pp. 125-32PDF