Fátima Barros owns a PhD and a Master's Degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics). Since 1992, she has been a Professor at the CATOLICA LISBON School of Business & Economics, where she also obtained her bachelor's degree in Economics, in 1986. She has several published works in the fields of competition, regulation and strategy in top international scientific journals. She was the Director of CATOLICA LISBON between 2004 and 2012, and Deputy Director between 2001 and 2004. While holding the position of Director of the Faculty, she was invited to join the Directors' Boards of many institutions linked with university education in Europe and the USA; and was member of several Advisory Boards of Business Schools in France, England and Switzerland.