M.Sc. in International Economics, PhD in Economics. Researcher at Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL). Several publications in scientific journals such as World Economy, World Development, Economics Letters, Review of World Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Economic Surveys, Empirical Economics, Papers in Regional Science, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Economics and Social Measurement, Telecommunications Policy, International Review of Applied Economics, International Journal of Social Economics. Publications of books and book chapters in his areas of expertise. Member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals. Member of the editorial board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Global Partner of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED). Member of the European Trade Study Group (ETSG) and of Forum for Research on Empirical International Trade (FREIT). Member of the board of the Portuguese Economists Association (Ordem dos Economistas). Ex- Vice-Rector of ISCTE-IUL.