Ana Costa is a professor at ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (Political Economy Department of the School of Social Sciences) and researcher at DINAMIA’CET (Research Centre for Socioeconomic Change and the Territory). She graduated in Economics and concluded a Master in Development and International Cooperation at ISEG and a PhD in Economics at ISCTE. She is subdirector of DINÂMIA’CET. She is also member of the Observatory about Crisis and Alternatives (Centre for Social Studies - University of Coimbra), in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Research Interests: Political economy of austerity; Theoretical and epistemological foundations of the crisis of 2007-2008 and of the public policies to deal with the crisis; Values, (in)commensurability of value and valuation; Individual and collective decision making in context of moral difficulty; Institutional economics.
Cristina Sousa is Associate Professor at ISCTE/IUL. She has a Master's degree in Economics and Management of Science and Technology and a PhD in Economics, both from ISEG/UTL. Her research interests include innovation, creation and circulation of knowledge and entrepreneurship. Currently, her research is focused on networks, on entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive sectors and on the transition to a sustainable energy system. The results of her research were object of publication in academic journal and books and were presented in several national and international conferences and workshops.
She holds a PhD in Economics from Iscte-IUL and the University of Bourgogne (France), a Master's degree in Economics and Human Resources Management and a degree in Sociology (ISCTE-IUL). She is full professor at the Department of Political Economy of ISCTE-IUL, and an integrated researcher at the Centre for Studies on Socioeconomic Change and Territory (DINÂMIA'CET). She is director of the Master's Degree in Human Resources Development Policies and deputy director of DINÂMIA'CET. She was coordinator of the FCT project, 'Flexible pay for flexible contracts? The dynamics of the relationship between wage policy and employment contracts at the firm level' between 2009-2013 (PTDC/EGE-ECO/108547/2008) and the FCT project 'Bringing Higher Education, Training and Quality of Employment Closer', between 2018-2022 (PTDC/SOC-SOC/30016/2017). She is the coordinator of the Youth Employment Observatory (DINAMIA-Iscte-IUL). Her main study and research interests include skills demand, compensation policies and labour market segmentation.
PhD Economics MSc Development and International Cooperation BA Economics Professor of Political Economy and Development Studies at the Department of Political Economy, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Iscte ( University Institute of Lisbon) Researcher at Centre for International Studies, Iscte. Wide experience in teaching (BAs, Masters and PhDs) and functions of academic management at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon and other institutions in Portugal, Mozambique and Angola: - ISEG-University of Lisbon; Atlantic University; Polytechnical Institute of Coimbra (Portugal) - University Eduardo Mondlane; Institute of Health Sciences (Maputo. Mozambique) - Catholic University of Angola (Luanda) Between 1999 and 2013, scientific auditor and consultant for the Portuguese Ministry of Education.  Fields of interest (teaching and research): History of Economic and Political Ideas International Political Economy Development Studies African Studies  
Luís Mah is an assistant professor in Development Studies at the Department of Political Economy at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. Between 2015-2022, he lectured at the Master in International Development and Cooperation and the PhD in Development Studies at ISEG-Lisbon School of Economics and Management/University of Lisbon. He has been working for almost 19 years with civil society actors and formerly led the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) in Portugal. He is particularly interested on the global implications of the (re)emergence of Asia and the international development cooperation of the European Union. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from LSE-London School of Economics and Political Science (London,2004), a MA in Political Science from Yonsei University (Seoul, 1996) and a Licenciate in Social Communication by Nova University Lisbon.
Ph.D. in Corporate Law at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, in 2015. LL.M. in Private Law at University of Lisbon Law School, in 1998. LL.M. in Public Law at Catholic University (Lisbon) Law School, in 1993. Law Degree at Catholic University (Lisbon) Law School, in 1988. PostDoc in Law at Instituto Jurídico of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, in 2022.
Full Professor of the Department of Political Economy (Iscte). Habilitation (2020) and PhD (2005) in Economics (Iscte), Master in Economics and Social Policy (ISEG, 1997), Degree in Sociology (Iscte, 1991). Vice-Rector for Teaching and Accreditations (2022-present). Dean of the School of Social Sciences since (2019-2022). Deputy Dean of the  School of Social Sciences (2016-2019). Director od the Department of Political Economy (2016-2019). Vice-President of the Pedagogical Council (2014-2017). Researcher at Dinâmia'CET-Iscte. Teaching activities in undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the areas of history of economic ideas, social and solidarity economy, territory, and sustainability. Current research within international and national projects, with European (RurAction, Horizon 2020, Marie-Curie) and national (Splash, Portugal 2020, Compete) funding. Publications in the area of political economy in the subjects of territory, innovation, and sustainability.
Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, obtained a Master's degree in Business Law from ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, and holds a PhD in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Corunha (Spain) and from NOVA School of Law (Lisbon-Portugal). In addition to complementary training courses, he has participated in numerous National and International Congresses and Seminars, often as a lecturer. He has been teaching at several university institutions, with special emphasis on ISCTE - IUL – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, where he teaches several courses in the Master’s Degree in Business and Labor Law, as well as in the Master’s in Labor Sciences and Labor Relations and in the Master in Human Resources Development Policies. She was an invited Lecturer in postgraduate courses at the Lisbon and Porto Law Faculties. She has supervised numerous dissertations, in addition to participating, as Arguente, in several Masters juries. She is the author of several essays and articles published in books and national and international magazines on Employment Law topics.
Paulo Marques is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Economy, Iscte. He is researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte. He currently coordinates the Youth Employment Observatory and the SOLID-JOB research project (both financed by FCT). His PhD thesis was developed in the field of political economy and was entitled: "Young People and Labour Market Segmentation in Europe: An Institutionalist Perspective". He contributes to the field of Comparative Political Economy and studies topics such as labour market segmentation and labour market policies. His PhD thesis received two awards: António Simões Lopes Prize, awarded by the Portuguese Economics Association (Best PhD in 2016), and Manuel Lopes Prize, awarded by the Portuguese Employment Services (IEFP).  His master dissertation received two awards: Jacques Delors Prize, awarded by the European Information Centre Jacques Delors; and the Silva Leal Prize (honourable mention), awarded by the Portuguese State Secretariat for Social Security and ISCTE. An article he published together with Isabel Salavisa in the Socio-Economic Review received the António Dornelas Prize, awarded by the Portuguese Ministry of Labour. Paulo Marques has published scientific articles in journals such as the Socio-Economic Review, Comparative European Politics, and European Journal of Industrial Relations.
First as Lawyer and after as jurisconsult Pedro Quartin Graça has large experience on providing preemptive legal support in legal areas as advertising law, corporate law and law of the sea. He is a consultant in Corporate and Company Law, Environmental Law and Law of the Sea as well as in Advertising, Consumer and Intellectual Property Law. Assistant Professor at ISCTE - IUL (Portugal) and former President of the 1st Section of the Jury of Ethics of the Advertising Selfregulation (former ICAP - Portugal). Pedro Quartin Graça has a large number of books and academic publications in Portuguese, German and Chinese concerning advertising law, law of the sea, european law and consumer law. Pedro Quartin Graça has a wide international experience, namely concerning the relations with Africa, Asia and Central America countries. He teached law at the Chinese Academy of Governance (former China National School of Administration - CNSA), China - Europe Public Administration Project, People's Republic of China, at the Global Distance Learning Network of World Bank for East Timor and at the ProPALOP-TL ISC PNUD postgraduation in Angola. From 2005 until 2009 he served as a Member of the Parliament of Portugal (10th parliamentary term). He was also a member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms and Guarantee; of the Committee on Social Security and Labour; of the Sub-Committee on Internal Security; of the Sub-Committee on Media and Fundamental Rights and of the Sub-Committee on Equal Opportunities. Member of the Portuguese national delegation into the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference - International Labour Organization, Genève, Switzerland. Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee in order to monitor the application of the Selvagens islands to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, since September 2016. Member of the Review and Advisory Board for the preparation of the Proposal of Major Options for the National Maritime Strategy until 2030 (2023) Chief Editor of REM - Revista de Estudos do Mar. Editor of Academia.edu Editor Program. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Master´s degree in Law of the Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil. External expert responsible for EQAVET verification processes, from the National Association for Qualification and Vocational Education. I.P., Ministry of Education and Science President and member of the External Assessment Committee of A 3 ES - Higher Education Assessment and Accreditation Agency Member of the International Relations Commission of the Geographical Society of Lisbon https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedroquartingraca/
ACADEMIC EDUCATION: Raul Lopes has a degree in Economics from ISEG-UTL and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. He has a PhD in Economics (Territory) by ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). FUNCTIONS: Raul Lopes is an Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL and he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and President of DINAMIA (Research Centre of "excellence"), Scientific Director of the Master in Economics and Public Policy, member of the Scientific Commission of Political Economy, and Coordinator of various curricular units of the 1st and 2nd cycle. AREAS OF EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS: Throughout his career he has had teaching duties, consulting and research in the following areas: Economics of the Territory, Innovation and Regional Competitiveness, Strategic Planning, Regional Development Policies and Local Development in Rural Environment, Local Government and Territorial Governance. MAIN PUBLICATIONS: .LOPES, Raul (2015) "Firm performance, innovation modes and territorial embeddedness", with Sérgio Nunes, in European Planning Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2015.1021666 - LOPES, raul (2014), "O Rural e o Urbano no Brasil", with João F. Rodrigues, in Working Paper do DINAMIA´CET nº2014/02. - LOPES, Raul (2013) "Economic crisis and the firms' innovation process", with Sérgio Nunes, in Working Paper do DINAMIA´CET nº2013/03. - LOPES, Raul (2012) "The importance of External Knowledge in a Firm's Innovation Process", with Sérgio Nunes, in Iréne Bernhard (ed.): Entrepreneurship and Innovation Netwoks, University West, Sweden. - LOPES, Raul. (2001) Competitividade, inovação e territórios. Oeiras, Celta Editora; - LOPES, Raul. (2004) Understanding Peripheral Rural Áreas as Contexts for Economic Development, with João Ferrão, in Lois Labrianidis, ed., The Future of Europe's Rural Peripheries, pp.31-61, Ashgate . - LOPES, Raul (2003) "Zones rurales et capacité entrepreneuriale au Portugal: pratiques, représentations, politiques" -. In "Géographie, Économie, Société", 5 (2003), Edições Elsevier, pp. 139-160. - LOPES, Raul (1990) Planeamento Municipal e Intervenção Autárquica no Desenvolvimento Local, Escher editora. - LOPES, Raul (1991) O Programa ILE em Portugal: avaliação e perspectivas, IEFP (co-authors José Manuel Henriques and A.J. Mendes Baptista).
Ricardo Barradas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Economy from School of Social Sciences at Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Integrated Researcher at Centre for the Study of Socioeconomic Change and the Territory (Dinâmia'CET) in Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. His main research interests are in the fields of political economy, post-keynesian economics, financialisation and other related areas. He is author of several scientific articles that are published in reputable international journals, such as Economic and Labour Relations Review, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Review of Keynesian Economics, Review of Political Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics, among others.
Ricardo Paes Mamede holds a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy), a Master's Degree in Economics and Management of Science and Technology from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG/UTL), and a degree in Economics from the same institution. Associate Professor at the Political Economy Department of ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, where he has been teaching since 1999 in the areas of International Political Economy, Industrial and Innovation Policy, and Policy Evaluation. He is President of the Board of Ipps-Iscte (Institute for Public and Social Policies) since 2018 and President of the Installing Committee of the School of Applied Digital Technologies (Iscte-Sintra) since 2022. Between 2008 and the beginning of 2014 he was Coordinator of the Research and Evaluation Centre of the NSRF Observatory. He was Director of Economic Analysis and Forecasting Services of the Office of Strategy and Studies of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation in 2007 and 2008. Member of Dinâmia'CET (Centre for Studies on Socio-economic Change and the Territory). Research interests: structural change and economic development, sectoral dynamics and innovation, and public policies. Born in Coimbra in 1974.
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João de Sousa Assis holds a PhD in Law from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he also tutored Business Organisations. He graduated in Law and holds a masters in Commercial Law, both from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Before joining the Iberian law firm Uría Menéndez, where he worked for two years as a trainee lawyer within the departments of M&A, TMT, banking and labour, he worked as a mediator for consumer conflicts. João is currently working full-time as a lecturer in Contract and Business/Commercial Law.
Mário Silveiro de Barros completed his PHD in Law, with a Doctoral thesis in Social Security Procedural Law at the Law Faculty of the University of La Coruña, Spain. Develops his academic and research work in ​​Social Security Law. In addition to 1 published book, he published 9 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals and 9 individual chapters in collective books. He presented several on-site talks and communications at scientific events (conferences and seminars). He also has a professional activity as a lawyer in the area of ​​labour law, social security and commercial law. At ISCTE he is an Invited Professor, lecture in the courses of Social Security Law, Labor Procedural Law, Employment Law, Social Law and Corporate Law.
  I am currently a researcher at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon, where I also am an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Economy and the School of Applied Digital Technologies. I hold a PhD in Sociology (2019) from the University of Cambridge. Having won the prize for best dissertation from the Portuguese Political Science Association (2022), it was published as a book entitled Contesting Austerity Social Movements and the Left in Portugal and Spain (2008-2015) with Amsterdam University Press. I was a researcher at Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, where I remain affiliated with the Center on Social Movement Studies. I held visiting positions at Carlos III University (Madrid)(2015/2016, 2023), Scuola Normale Superiore (2016), and the University of York (2022). In 2023, I was the FLAD Visiting Professor at Brown University, where I taught Social Movement and Contentious Politics in Southern Europe. Additionally, I serve as co-chair of the Social Movement Research Network of the Council for European Studies since 2022. Alongside Guya Accornero, I co-coordinate the Monthly Seminar on Social Movements and Political Action. My current research explores two themes. Firstly, I delve into collective action and class inequalities in Southern Europe, with a specific focus on Portugal. Secondly, I am engaged in studying Extinction Rebellion, concentrating on the transnational diffusion of contemporary Environmental Movements. My research has been published in Housing Studies, Social Movement Studies, Environmental Sociology, Religion, State & Society, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, New Media & Society, Childhood, and Análise Social, among others.  
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