The Centre for Legal and Economic Research (CIJE) is a Research Unit and integrated in the Law Faculty of the University of Porto (FDUP). Its primary mission is to promote and develop research in the fields of law, both nationally and internationally. Founded in 1998, it began its scientific activity in 1999, with recognition and financial support of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
The CIJE has participated in international projects in partnership with foreign universities and international organisations and has served the national and international community with significant relevance and impact. In parallel, the CIJE, through its researchers, has been providing ongoing collaboration to the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto, promoting and actively participating in postgraduate courses and masters in the areas of tax law and labour law. Its research activity also focuses on the guidance of research and doctoral projects, disseminating the results at national and international level through the organisation’s participation in conferences.
Notwithstanding cross-disciplinary studies and projects, CIJE’s main research areas are: