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Portugal was one of the most important countries concerning the importation and diffusion of metals imported from America.

The documentation available is important and could give a new light to these periods. The monetary policy of Portugal was, of course, linked to the policy of Spain.

School of Economics & Management, NOVA University of Lisbon.

NOVA University of Lisbon logo The School of Economics & Management at NOVA provides a world-class level of higher education and research.
Our vision is: To be among the best in Europe.

Founded in 1978, the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa leads Portugal in the teaching and research of Economics and Business Administration disciplines. Conceived with a spirit of innovation, its principles are modeled on those of American universities, where a great many of its professors obtained their doctoral degrees. Our aim is to:

a– Produce graduates and postgraduates equipped for the global marketplace. Our high-quality and innovative courses are geared to providing the knowledge and skills required, and are regularly reviewed to reflect best practice. Our teaching is rigorous, and benefits from the stimulus of a wide range of electives, international recruitment and exchange pro-grams.
b– Serve the wider community and advance knowledge. We influence economic policy and improve business practice, through the provision of executive education, and consultancy services. We conduct pure and applied research, which is scholarly, relevant, and rated internationally.
c–Profit from our strengths. As a combined School of Economics and Management, we benefit from the synergy between the two disciplines. Our cutting-edge research underpins the excellence of our teaching. Through embracing international perspectives and harnessing local experience, we create unique environment for education and research. › Website

Maria Eugénia Mata Maria Eugénia MataAssociate Professor at the Faculdade de Economia of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she teaches Economic History, History of Globalization, and History of Economic Thought. Alfred Chandler Jr. Scholar, The Harvard Business School, 2007. Visiting scholar, 2000, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Ex-President of the Portuguese Economic History Society, she is the author of some books and many articles in scientific journals. Last works :

PRJ (2010) “Environmental Challenge in the Canning Industry (The Portuguese case-study of the early twentieth century).” Historical Social Research. An International Journal for the Application of Formal Methods to History, vol 35, nº 4: 351-376.

PRJ (2010) “Large Portuguese firms from the Marshall Plan to EFTA : Early stirrings of Managerial Capitalism ?” Imprese e Storia, 38: 121-153.

PRJ (2010) “As small events may have large long-run effects on business perspectives (Portugal, 1940s)” Problems & Perspectives in Management, Volume 8, Issue 3, 2010: 17-31.

PRJ (2009) “Managerial strategies in canning industries: The Portuguese case-study of the early twentieth century” Business History, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 2009, 45–58. (2009) “Rethinking Nineteenth-Century Europe: Economic Growth and Economics” in Garcia-Ruiz, J. L., (ed.), In honour of Gabriel Tortella, Madrid: 847-861.

PRJ (2009) “As bees attracted to honey: Transport and Job Mobility in Portugal, (1890-1950s)”, Journal of Transport History, v. 29, nº2 (Sept 2008): 173-192.

PRJ (2008) “A Reversal In The History of Tariffs in Economic Growth ? The Cases of Brazil and Portugal”, (co-author, Joseph Love) Estudos Econômicos (Journal of Economics of the University of São Paulo), v. 38, nº3 (Sept. 2008): 2-32.

PRJ (2008) “The role of implicit contracts (Building Public Works in the 1840s in Portugal)”, Business History, Vol 50 No 2 (March 2008): 145-160. (2008) “A forgotten country in Globalisation ? The role of foreign capital in nineteenth-century Portugal” Margrit Müller; Timo Myllyntaus (eds.), “Small European countries responding to Globalisation and De-globalisation, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien.”, 2008: 177-209. ISBN 3-03911-214-7/US-ISBN 0-8204-8907-7pb.

PRJ (2007) “From Pioneer Mercantile State To Ordinary Fiscal State: Portugal 16th-19th Centuries”, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, XXV, nº 1, Spring 2007: 123-145. › Personal Page

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG),
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.

Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão logo Founded in 1911, with almost 100 years, ISEG is a research-oriented institution, whose mission is to instruct capable business and economics students and to train the most skilled managers, providing each with cutting edge knowledge in the corresponding areas of interest. ISEG is one of the top prestigious and experienced business and economics schools based in Portugal, one of the three top-ranked providers in these fields of education at undergraduate, graduate and executive training levels. › Website › See letter of support (.pdf)

Rita Martins Sousa Pr. Rita Martins SousaPh. D. in Economic and Social History at ISEG/UTL in 2000.

Book : “Moeda e Metais Preciosos no Portugal Setecentista, 1688-1797” (Money and Precious Metals in 18th century Portugal), Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, 2006.

Chapters of books :
– “War, Taxes and Gold: the Inheritance of the Real” in Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World – Monetary and Fiscal Institutions in the 17th through the 19th Centuries, edited by Michael D. Bordo e Roberto Cortés-Conde, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
– “Moeda e Crédito” in História Económica de Portugal (1700-2000) (org. Álvaro Ferreira da Silva and Pedro Lains), Lisboa: Instituto de Ciências Sociais, 2005.

Articles :
“Money Supply in Portugal 1834-1891” in Estudos de Economia Review, vol XII, nº1: 19-32, 1991.
“Moeda e Estado: políticas monetárias e determinantes da procura (1688-1797)” (Money and State: Monetary Policy and Demand Determinants, 1688-1797), Análise Social Review, nº168: 771-792, 2003.
“Brazilian Gold and the Lisbon Mint House (1720-1807)”, Electronic Journal of Portuguese History, vol. 6, number 1, 2008. › Personal Page

Faculty of Arts of University of Porto.

University of Porto Logo The Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP) is dedicated to teaching and research in the areas of the Human and Social Sciences.  The Faculty hosts over 5000 students, offers undergraduate degrees in Archaeology, Information Science, International Relations, Philosophy, Geography, History, History of Art, Journalism and Communication Sciences, Modern Languages and Literature and Sociology and 17 postgraduate courses.
FLUP hosts 14 Research Units, accredited and financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

The University of Porto [UPorto] hosts nearly 31,000 students (6,500 postgraduates), which  attend the UPorto 273 degrees masters and doctoral courses. Every year, around 2,000 international students choose this university to complete their higher education. With 69 research units, in the last years, the University has been focusing in providing greater economic value to its scientific production.  › Website

Amélia Polónia Pr. Amélia PolóniaAmélia Polónia is a professor at the University of Porto, Portugal, Department of History, Political and International Studies and a member of the CITCEM Research Centre of the University of Porto.
Her scientific interests include globalisation studies applied to the First Global Age (15th-18th. Centuries); cooperation studies; social and economic networks, agent based modelling applied to historical dynamics. These topics are applied to her direct interests on the Portuguese Overseas Expansion and the European Colonization in the Early Modern Age.

Multi and trans disciplinary research is one of her present challenges. She is PI (Principal Investigator) of the Portuguese team of the project DynCoppNet, Project of European Science Foundation’s EUROCORES (European Collaborative Research) Scheme’s program The Evolution of Cooperation and Trading. › Personal Page

Daniel Strum Daniel StrumDaniel Strum is a postdoctoral teaching actually fellow at the Dept. of Romance and Latin-American Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He graduated in economics at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), and received his both M.A. and Ph.D. in history at the Hebrew University.
He is currently engaged in book-length project on the Brazilian sugar trade, in which two chapters explore the financial instruments and institutions that promoted trade development, on one hand, and the commercial foundations on which autonomous financial operations seized on, on the other.

The Cost project will enable him to delve further into the evolution of financial instruments in Portugal at this period, a field scantily studied. This research is expected to offer valuable insights on early modern patterns of monetary integration, since Portugal money was, for the most part, Castilian, its monetary policy was contingent on a dual-monarchy with Spain, but its trade and financial operations were closely tied to the Low Countries.

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