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João Leão

Minister of State for Finance

Period in office: 2020-06-15 until the current date
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Biography

João Leão was born in Lisbon in 1974. 

PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Degree in Economics and Master in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. 

Professor of Economics at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa since 2008. Secretary of State for Budget between 2015 and 2020. 

Head of the Studies Office of the Ministry of Economy between 2010 and 2014 Advisor to the Deputy Minister for Industry and Development between 2009 and 2010. 

President of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Economics at ISCTE between 2009 and 2010 and Director of the PhD in Economics (2011-2012). 

Member of the Economic and Social Council and of the Statistical Council between 2010 and 2014. 

Member of the Portuguese delegation to the OECD Economic Policy Committee in 2010 and 2012 and part of working groups within the OECD.