Paulo Teodoro de Matos is an historian and holds a PhD in Historical Demography. Since 2019 he is Assistant Professor at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Department of History. His main research activities are related to Historical Demography, Social History and History of the Portuguese Expansion. Recently he has been also interested in studying prices and wages in the Portuguese Indic Ocean, 1500-1650. He is the PI of the international research project “Counting Colonial Populations. Demography and the uses of statistic in the Portuguese empire, 1776-1875” and member of the research project "Local and European Wages in the Portuguese Ocean, 1500-1650: new sources and analytical tools".
He is President of Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social (APHES), acting editor of Revista de Demografía Historica (Spain) and editorial board member of History of the Family (The Netherlands).
His latest publication (together with Hélder Carvalhal and Jan Lucassen) is "Wages, income and living standards in Western India, 1500-1570" in Wage Earners in India 1500-1900. Regional approaches in an international context, ed. by Jan Lucassen and Radhika Seshan, Sage (2022) https://spectrum.sagepub.in/book/wage-earners-in-india-1500-1900-jan-lucassen-9789354793639/10