Dr Vasco Alves

Dr Vasco Alves

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Vasco Alves is a Lecturer in Economics (Teaching Focused) in the Department of Economics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham.


PhD in Economics, University of Edinburgh

MSc in Economics, University of Edinburgh

Licenciatura (BA) in Economics, Portuguese Catholic University – Lisbon


Vasco F. Alves received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon) in 2010.

He went on to earn a MSc in Economics in 2011, and a PhD in Economics in 2016, both from the University of Edinburgh.

He has worked at several higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, as well as the Northern Ireland Civil Service, and is now a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Birmingham. Vasco's research work has been on strategic interactions related to queueing processes.


  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics


Strategic Queueing, Game Theory, Health Economics, Public Economics, Operations Research

Other activities

Administrative duties, MSc Dissertation and Undergraduate Extended Essay supervision


“Pricing and waiting time decisions in a health care market with private and public provision.”  Journal of Applied Economics  22:1, 2019, pp. 173-194.

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