CARLOS CASTEL-BRANCO


Brief Biography


Mozambican economist (born in Maputo, 1960)


PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Economics (School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London), MSc (Master of Sciences) in Development Economics (University of Oxford), MA (Master of Arts) in Industrial Development (University of East Anglia), P-GD (Post-Graduate Diploma) in Development Economics (University of East Anglia), GD (Graduate Diploma) in Development Studies (Eduardo Mondlane University).


Visiting Associate Professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management, ISEG (University of Lisbon) and at the Nova University of Lisbon, lecturing on macroeconomics II (economic growth), globalization & development, theories of development, development policies and politics, development economics and political economy.


Researcher at the Centre for African, Asian and Latin American Studies, CEsA (ISEG/ULisboa).


He is a member of the Mozambican Academy of Sciences, of the Mozambican Association of Economists, of the Portuguese Association of Political Economy, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Southern African Studies and of the Review of African Political Economy.


Research focus: paradoxes and limits of processes of capital accumulation in Africa in postcolonial contexts of uneven development of capitalism in the era of financialization. Of this broader research project emerged two research lines currently under way, one on financialization and premature de-industrialization in the African context, and another on international private finance and the dynamics of capital accumulation in Mozambique.