Degree in Economics from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management (ISEG), PhD in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) by equivalence of the doctorate in Histoire de la Pensée Économique, obtained at the University of Paris-X, Nanterre, 1987.
Associate professor at ISEG-UTL, he has developed teaching activities in national (ISEG and Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa) and international universities (University of Orléans - France, Federal University of Paraíba - Brazil, Agostinho Neto University - Angola and University of Maputo - Mozambique), having been responsible for and taught several subjects (History of Economic Thought, History of Social and Political Ideas, Macroeconomics, Economic Policy, Monetary Economics and Applied Economics) integrated in the various university cycles.
He supervised several doctoral and master theses and participated in multiple doctoral and master's juries in Portugal and abroad. He participated in several national and international conferences, published several articles in magazines and books, and assumed management and coordination roles in research centers (President of CEDIN-Center for International Economic Studies) and in scientific journals. He participated in several research and audit projects in public and private contexts.
He held academic management roles (Vice-President of the Board of Directors of ISEG/UTL and Vice-President of the Department of Economics of ISEG/UTL) and non-academic (Deputy Director of Fundação Económicas) and held various public functions and positions (Member of the Committee of Specialists of the Directorate General for Higher Education, Deputy Director General for Higher Education and Chief of Staff of the Minister for Public Works, Transport and Communications).
He is currently a professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, Director of the Department of Economic, Business and Technological Sciences at that University, deputy director of the JANUS journal and researcher at the Observare Studies Center.
His main research interests are: Macroeconomics, International Economics and Economic Policy.