Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco keynote speaker - IESE Conference

Professor Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco was the keynote speaker at the IESE Conference Mozambique

Professor Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco foi keynote speaker convidado da Conferência do IESE


Professor Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco was the keynote speaker at the IESE Conference “Extractive Industry in Mozambique: Challenges, Successes and Perspectives”, which took place online on 3 and 4 August 2021, along with a wide range of participants from Mozambique, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, and Canada, who met with the common objective of debating the extractive industry sector with a particular focus on the Mozambican case (full program).

The Conference was organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE), in partnership with the Civil Society Training and Training Center (CESC).

For those who are interested but were unable to attend, here are the links to the interventions:

Click here to access the opening of the event and the keynote speaker’s speech of the IESE conference. For a better follow up of the speech, we also provide the link to the text of the keynote speech.

Extractive economy and development challenges in Mozambique – A look at the Political Economy (panel 6)

Interview at STV – focus on the extractive economy and the paradoxes of the accumulation system


Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco 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/ULisboa 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 CEsA/CSG/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.

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