Brief biography

Professor at the Lisbon School of Economics & Management of the University of Lisbon (ISEG-UL)and agregated in Economics by ISEG-UL (1995). Doctor in Economics by ISEG-UL (1987). Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications of the XVIII Constitutional Government of Portugal (26.10.2009 - 22.06.2011). Member of the Board of the Cooperation of Economists (Triennium 2015 - 2017). President of the ISEG-UL School Board (Quadrennium 2014-2018) Chairman of the ISEG Board of Directors (1999-2002 and 2007-2009). President of the Pedagogical Council of ISEG (1993-1994). President of CESA- Center for African, Asian and Latin America Studies (2013 - present). President of CEDIN-Center for European and International Economic Studies (biennium 1995/97, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06). Professor and researcher in the areas of Macroeconomics, International Economics, International Financial Economics and Economics and Transport Policy. Professor at the Universities of Orléans (France), Fluminense Federal University, Federal University of Bahia and Federal University of Paraíba (Brazil), University of National and World Economy (Sofia-Bulgaria), Agostinho Neto University (Angola-Luanda, Benguela and Lubango ), Mandume Ya Ndemufayo University (Angola-Lubango).

Developed Several teaching and training missions in France, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Bulgaria. As Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications, he was responsible for monitoring the management of the various public transport companies (land, sea and air) and sectoral regulations, port administration, regulation and regulation of communications, Management of the various transport and communications infrastructures. In particular, monitored the preparation, financing and execution of various projects under public works contracts, public-private partnerships, various concessions, preparation of privatization processes, airports, air transport and rail transport. He was responsible for producing various sectoral legislation, for liaising with European institutions, in particular with funding institutions such as the European Investment Bank and others.

As a member of the Board of Directors of the Order of Economists, he participated in a joint commission with the Coprtation of Engineers for the elaboration of a Code of Ethics and Decision Methodology for public projects related to privatizations, public-private partnerships and concessions, at the request of the Portuguese government. As a consultant, participated and conducted several national and international projects, among which the last four are: 1) Project “Desenho de um Observatório dos mercados da mobilidade, preços e estratégias empresariais”(2017); (2) Project of Privatizations and Public-Private Partnerships(2015); (3) Project “Estudo Geoestratégico e de viabilidade económica de uma proposta de expansão da armazenagem subterrânea de gás natural em Portugal”(2009); and, (4) Project “A competitividade sectorial em Portugal numa perspectiva comparada". Among the most recent publications are: "The unconventional monetary policy of the ECB and the international economic and financial crisis: effectiveness versus exhaustion”, in The Euro and the Crisis: Future Perspectives for the Euro zone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union/Costa Cabral, N., Gonçalves, J. R. and Rodrigues, N. C. (Editors), Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2017); “Outward FDI and Sustainable Trade Balance Path: Evidence from Portuguese Economy, 1996-2011”, in Ensaios de Homenagem a José Silva Lopes, (Collective Book), Lisbon (2017); “The Global Crisis and Unconventional Monetary Policy. ECB versus Fed” (with Tuckwell, C.). Working Paper CEsA/CSG 141/2016, Lisbon: CEsA/CSG – ISEG-ULisboa (2016); “The Paradigm of the Investment Development Path: Does it holds for Portugal? Evidence for the period 1990-2011”, Working Paper CEsA/CSG 139/2016, Lisbon: CEsA/CSG – ISEG-ULisboa (2016); and, “Outward FDI and Sustainable Trade Balance Path: Evidence from Portuguese Economy, 1996 – 2011. Working Paper CEsA – CSG 138/2016, Lisboa: ISEG-ULisboa.