Pedro Gomes is an academic economist at Birkbeck, University of London. Previously, he spent seven years as Assistant Professor at the University Carlos III de Madrid, was a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex and held positions at the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. Pedro studied for his BSc in Economics in his hometown of Lisbon, and received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2010. A leading researcher on public sector employment, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and two chapters in books. His work has won awards and is widely cited. Pedro values partnerships with policy institutions, and has presented his work at the national banks of Portugal, Spain, France and England, as well as at the World Bank, European Central Bank and the OECD. Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French, he lives in London. In 2021 he has published his first book "Friday Is the New Saturday."