1.  PEREIRA, M.; FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. A critical look at the Portuguese public-private partnerships in healthcare. Accepted for publication, International Journal of Health Planning and Management. DOI:


2.  ROMANO, G.; FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R.; CAROSI, L. (2020) Waste services' performance assessment: The case of Tuscany, Italy. Waste Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.08.057


3.  PEREIRA, M.; MACHETE, I.; FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2020) Using multi-criteria decision analysis to rank European health systems: The Beveridgian financing case. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2020.100913

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038012120301336

4.  FERREIRA, D.C.; MARQUES, R.C.; PEDRO, M.I.; AMARAL, C. (2020) On analyzing the economic inefficiency levels of Portuguese municipalities in urban solid waste treatment. Sustainability, Vol. 12, no. 10, 4170.

URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/10/4170

5.  CETRULO, T.; FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R.; MALHEIROS, T. (2020). Water utilities performance analysis in developing countries: On an adequate model for universal access. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 268, 110662

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720305946

6.  FERREIRA, D.; NUNES, A.; MARQUES, R. (2020). Operational efficiency vs clinical safety, care appropriateness, timeliness, and access to health care. Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 53, pp. 355-375

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11123-020-00578-6

7.  NUNES, A.; FERREIRA, D.; MATOS, A.; JULIÃO, R. (2020). The generic drugs market in Portugal: What's next?. Health Policy. Vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 397-403.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016885102030049X?via%3Dihub

8.  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2020). Public-private partnerships in health care services: Do they outperform public hospitals regarding quality and access? Evidence from Portugal. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2020.100798.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038012119301697

9.  FERREIRA, D.; NUNES, A.; MARQUES, R. (2020). Optimising payments based on efficiency, quality, complexity, and heterogeneity: The case of hospitals funding. International Transactions of Operation Research. Vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1930-1961.

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/itor.12713

10.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R.; NUNES, A.; (2019). Pay for performance in health care: a new best practice tariff-based tool using a log-linear piecewise frontier function and a dual–primal approach for unique solutions. Operational Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12351-019-00502-3.

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12351-019-00502-3

11.                  IBRAHIM, M.; FERREIRA, D.; DANESHVAR, S.; MARQUES, R. (2019).  Transnational resource generativity: Efficiency analysis and target setting of water, energy, land, and food nexus for OECD countries. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 697. 134017.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719339944

12.                  CALDAS, P.; FERREIRA, D.C.; DOLLERY, B.; MARQUES, RC. (2019). Are there scale economies in urban waste and wastewater municipal services? A non-radial input-oriented model applied to the Portuguese local government. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 219, pp. 531-539.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652619304615

13.                  NUNES, A.M.; FERREIRA, D.C.; CAMPOS FERNANDES, A. (2019). Financial crisis in Portugal: Effects in the health care sector. International Journal of Health Services. Vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 237-259.

URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0020731418822227

14.                  FERREIRA, D.C.; MARQUES, R.C.; PEDRO, M.I. (2018). Explanatory variables driving the technical efficiency of European seaports: An order-α approach dealing with imperfect knowledge. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. Vol 119, pp. 41-62.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1366554517310451

15.                  NUNES, A.; FERREIRA, D. (2019). Reforms in the Portuguese health care sector: Challenges and proposals. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. Vol. 34, pp. e21-e33.

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/hpm.2695

16.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2019). Do quality and access to hospital services impact on their technical efficiency? Omega, The International Journal of Management Science. Vol. 86, pp. 218-236.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305048317312598

17.                  CALDAS, P.; FERREIRA, D.; DOLLERY, B.; MARQUES, R. (2019). An empirical analysis of economies of scope in Portuguese local government, 2008 to 2015. Regional Studies. Vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 963-976.

URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2018.1508872?af=R

18.                  CALDAS, P.; FERREIRA, D.; DOLLERY, B.; MARQUES, R. (2018). Municipal sustainability influence by European Union investment programs on the Portuguese local government. Sustainability. Vol. 10, no. 4, 910.

URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/4/910

19.                  NUNES, A.; FERREIRA, D. (2018). The health care reform in Portugal: Outcomes from both the New Public Management and the economic crisis. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. Vol. 34, no. 1, 196-215.

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hpm.2613

20.                  FERREIRA, D.; NUNES, A. (2018). Technical efficiency of Portuguese public hospitals: A comparative analysis across the five regions of Portugal. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. Vol. 34, no. 1, e411-e422.

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hpm.2658

21.                  FERREIRA, D.; NUNES, A.; MARQUES, R. (2018). Doctors, nurses, and the optimal scale size in the Portuguese public hospitals. Health Policy. Vol. 122, no. 10, pp. 1093-1100.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851018301908

22.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2018). A step forward on order-a robust nonparametric method: Inclusion of weight restrictions, convexity, and non-variable returns to scale. Operational Research. DOI:  10.1007/s12351-017-0370-1.

URL:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12351-017-0370-1

23.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2018). Identifying congestion levels, sources and determinants on intensive care units: The Portuguese case. Health Care Management Science. Vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 348-375.

URL:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10729-016-9387-x

24.                  FERREIRA, D.; NUNES, A.; MARQUES, R. (2018). Economies of scope in the health sector: The case of Portuguese hospitals. European Journal of Operational Research. Vol. 266, no. 2, pp. 716-735.

URL:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0377221717308925

25.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R.; NUNES, A.; FIGUEIRA, J. (2018). Patients' satisfaction: The medical appointments valence in Portuguese public hospitals. Omega, The International Journal of Management Science.  Vol. 80, pp. 58-76.

URL:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305048317302694

26.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R.; PEDRO, I. (2016). Comparing efficiency of holding business model and individual management model of airports. Journal of Air Transport Management. Vol. 57, pp. 168-183.

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S096969971630103X

27.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2016). Malmquist and Hicks–Moorsteen productivity indexes for clusters performance evaluation. International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making. Vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 1015-1053.

URL:  https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219622016500243

28.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2016). Should inpatients be adjusted by their complexity and severity for efficiency assessment? Evidence from Portugal. Health Care Management Science. Vol. 19, no. 1, pp 43-57.

URL:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24888268

29.                  FERREIRA, D.; MARQUES, R. (2015). Did the corporatization of Portuguese hospitals significantly change their productivity? European Journal of Health Economics. Vol. 16, no. 3, pp- 289-303.

URL:  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10198-014-0574-8