2020 Infrastructure and Public Procurement Weeks


Joaquim Oliveira Martins

Deputy Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities


Joaquim Oliveira Martins is Deputy Director at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. As Deputy Director, Mr. Oliveira Martins works closely with the Director to advance the OECD’s work on SME and entrepreneurship policy; regional, urban, rural and local development; subnational statistics; multi-level governance and decentralisation; and tourism. He also oversees the work of the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development. Mr. Oliveira Martins has held several senior positions at the OECD since 1991. He most recently served as Special Advisor to the Director of CFE since May 2017 where he contributed to the reorganisation of the enlarged CFE and launched the Trento Spatial Productivity Lab. He previously served for eight years as Head of the Regional Development Policy Division in the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. In this capacity, he supervised projects on regional and urban economics, governance, regional statistics and well-being. From 2007 to 2009, he was Head of the Structural Economic Statistics Division in the Statistics Directorate, where he focused on trade globalisation studies, productivity measurement and business statistics. While in the Economics Department from 1991-2007, he coordinated and authored reports on policy responses to the threat of global warming, competition, regulation and performance, ageing and growth, investment in tertiary education, and public health expenditure projections. He was also Head of Desk for Transition countries, leading the first OECD Economic Surveys of the Slovak Republic, Romania, Slovenia and Baltic countries, and the South America Desk, where he coordinated the first OECD Economic Surveys of Brazil and Chile. Mr. Oliveira Martins is the author of numerous academic articles and OECD publications. Prior to joining the OECD, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII, Paris). He holds a MSc in Econometrics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is currently Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK (FAcSS).