On November 16th, an open class entitled “Portuguese Economy: The Structure and the Situation” took place at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

The open class covered topics such as the analyzed realities and projections of various national and international organizations that are strongly conditioned by the past and the adverse context generated by fierce conflicts in some parts of the world, with repercussions on economies in any global geography. The unprecedented nature of the current economic, financial and of course social crisis. The magnitude of the drop in economic activity in the short term, or cyclical, and its subsequent recovery in the long term, judged by structural reforms, depend, among other factors, on the interaction of economic policies implemented. In dealing with this dichotomy of economic management, which was addressed at this event, and the need to prepare a structural economic restoration plan becomes essential, without neglecting short-term management, the question that focused on the conference was, How can to do?

The open class featured the intervention of Carlos Tavares, Economist and Coordinator of the Observatory of Economic and Financial Policies at SEDES.