Last updated 25 April, 2018
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In October 2014, I became Distinguished Fellow in the Global Economy Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Ontario where I had served on the International Advisory Board of Governors since October 2004.

I was sworn in as President of the Tropical Research Institute (IICT) in Lisbon on 5 February, 2004 (click on port for initial statement after correction of a typo on the year of establishment and on portfor account of the first year). My mandate was renewed until IICT merged into the University of Lisbon, while its Overseas Archive (AHU) became part of the National Archives (ANTT) on 3 August, 2015 (preface of final publication).

An account of the three years until the new by-laws in May 2007 was published in a volume edited by Sofia Lopes, enlarged for the 125th anniversary celebration in 2008 under the title Tropical Knowledge, edited by Teresa Albino. Getting closer to the university was advocated in the report by Jean-Pierre Contzen, who had twice evaluated Portuguese state laboratories, in a report to the Steering Committee on the 130th anniversary, shortly after IICT had been moved to the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The final two years are summarized in the preface to 131 years in pictures (131 anos em imagem) published on 31 July when Decree-Law 141/2015 came into force.

On 6 June, 2008 I was elected to chair the European Consortium on European Agricultural Research (ECART) of which IICT is a founding member and on 29-30 September hosted the 15th meeting of the Executive Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), following the workshop on Committing Science to Global Development described in the dedicated website.

The Lisbon declaration approved at the workshop was leveraged at the CGIAR general assembly in Maputo Mozambique and eventually led to a meeting of the Ministers of Science, Technology and Higher Education of CPLP on 19 August, 2009.

ECART became AGRINATURA-EEIG on 23 October, 2009.

From October, 2002 until July, 2011 I was associate professor at the Institut d´Études Politiques in Paris


I joined Nova's economics faculty in 1976,  with a background including degrees from

·  France (1964)

·  Portugal (1966, 1971)

·  USA (1973)

In 1987,  I became associate professor,  after teaching at 

·  Yale 

·  Princeton

I obtained a chair in 1996,  after having been in public service at 

·  European Commission

·  Ministry of Finance

·  Parliament


On 15 May, 1998  I was awarded  a medal  for 20 years of service


  • In January 2008, I was appointed Director and Luís Brites Pereira Deputy Director of the Center Globalization and Governance (CG&G), a name change which involved the entity created by agreement between the Ministry of Finance and UNL on 21 April, 1992 - when I was Minister and Manuel Pinto Barbosa Rector.
  • I retired on 1 December, 2016 with the title of “jubilado” (emeritus) but was authorized to continue teaching in the TropiKMan. Ph. D. Program of which I am Acting Director, together with CG&G open in new window

Masters courses offered by CG&G:


  • Disclaimer: Politics (not  necessarily related worries) and operations
    on hold while on public service.
  • Chair of the International Affairs Committee of PSD elected at the 2010 Party Congress, re-elected in 2012, 2014 and 2016.


Versão em português actualizada em 20 de Novembro de 2004

Expresso emprego 26 August, 2000 


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