photo   Maria Conceição Andrade e Silva 

Associate Professor, FEG, Católica Porto Business School

Maria Silva is Associate Professor at the Catholic University, Porto, Portugal. She has got a MSc degree in Management Science and Operational Research from Warwick University in the U.K and a PhD degree in Management Science from Aston University, UK, and the ‘aggregation’ degree by Portuguese Catholic University. She has co-authored over 25 refereed academic publications in the efficiency and productivity analysis area, including applications of Data Envelopment Analysis. She has co-authored, a chapter in Cooper W. W. et al. (2004) Handbook on Data Envelopment Analysis and the chapter ‘DEA—The Mathematical Programming Approach to Efficiency Analysis’, in The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivity Growth (H. Fried, et al.  (eds), 2008 Oxford University Press). She has applied the DEA technique in various fields including schools, bank branches, water companies, retail outlets, and primary health care General Practice units. She has also been the leading researcher of 3 projects financed by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology, who resulted in the development of benchmarking websites for secondary schools and hospitals in Portugal. She has been also involved in consultancy work and acts as Associate Editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and Omega.