Maria Manuel Leitão Marques
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques has a bachelor degree in Law from the University of Coimbra, and later obtained her PhD in Economics from the same University. She is a Full Professor at the Economics School of the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies since its foundation. She is also the Vice-president of Association Internationale de Droit Économique. Throughout her career, Maria Marques has participated and coordinated several national and internationl projects on the subjects of Economic and Competition Laws, as well as Legal Sociology and Public Administration. She has authored several books and articles on these specialized themes. Between 2005 and 2011, she was appointed Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization, being responsible for the Simplex program, under which the online acess platforms to government and public administration were implemented. Her current research interests focus on regulation of economy by the Government and innovation of public services. Currently serves as member of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens of the European Commission. Resign in lieu of her election to the Portuguese Parliament, October 4, 2015.