António M. de Almeida Serra
Ph.D. - Economics
Technical University of Lisbon
(Faculty of Economics and Management;
de Economia e Gestão - ISEG" in portuguese).
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Areas of specialization:
Asia-Pacific economics (namely
China and Timor-Leste);
Development Economic Policy;
Stabilization and Structural Adjustment;
Town and date of birth: Setúbal (Portugal), 9 June 1948 (Setúbal
is about 40km south of Lisbon)
Home: Est. da Baixa de Palmela, 36 - 4. Esq. /
2900-530 SETÚBAL / PORTUGAL
Office: ISEG/UTL / Rua Miguel Lupi, 20 /
1249-078 LISBOA / PORTUGAL
phones: office (landline): ++/351/ 21 392 59 83/4
Mobiles: ++/351/917102572 (Portugal) ; ++/670/7266417 (Timor Leste)
Fax (office): ++/351/ 21 397 62 71; home: ++/351/ 265
52 48 28
(This) home page: http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~cesa/serra_i.html
Member of the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Management (ISEG/UTL)
of the Technical University of Lisbon since 1973, he taught, during the last years, "Macroeconomics" and "Asian Economics" at
graduate level (the portuguese "Licenciatura") and "Development Economic
Policies" and "Asia-Pacific Economics" at the Masters Degree in
Development and International Cooperation at the same Faculty.
Coordinator and co-author of the first National Human Development
Report of Timor Leste, for UNDP-Timor Leste (2002).
Economic advisor (Oct2002-Sep2006) of the Banking and Payments Authority of
Timor Leste, the central bank of this new country.
Coordinator of the group who established the curricula of
the undergratuate teaching in Economics and Management taught by
Portuguese professors/lecturers at the Universidade Nasional Timor Lorosa'e
according with an agreement with the Portuguese Universities. He taught a course
on "Timor-Leste Economics"
During his teaching career he
also taught courses on portuguese economy, macroeconomics, african economics and
He taught, as a Visiting Fellow, at
- the Faculty of Economics of the Eduardo Mondlane University
(Maputo/Mozambique) (1984, 1992 and 2007);
- the Department of History of the Federal University of Mato
Grosso (Brazil) (1987);
- the Faculty of Labor and Management Sciences (ISCTE)
(Lisbon/Portugal) (1993-96; course on "African Economics" at the Master in
Socio-Economic African Studies).
He taught development economic policy on some training courses for Angolan and Capeverdean economists
both in Portugal and in Cape Verde.
His Ph.D. Thesis is about the
economic policy --- mainly the agricultural and rural policies --- of Mozambique between Independence (1975) and 1985.
He has been the coordinator of two research projects on East Asia (from South
Korea to Thailand) and South Asia (Indian subcontinent). The research has
included field work
in Macau, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Singapore,
Malaysia, India and United Kingdom.
He delivered conferences
in Portugal, Brazil (Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Bahía and Paraíba Universities),
France (Faculté d'Économie and Institute d'Études Politiques de
l'Université de Bordeaux-IV), Macau (Polytechnic Institute), Mozambique (Eduardo
Mondlane University and Faculty of International Relalions) and People's
Republic of China (Zhejiang University).
Besides his scientific activity he also developed other academic jobs:
- Former President of the
Centre of African and of
Development Studies (CEsA) of the Faculty of Economics and Management
(ISEG/UTL). He is now (2006) the Vice-President;
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Department of Economics of his
Faculty (1993 and 1994;
- Coordinator, at this Department, of the ERASMUS Program between 1993 and
- Member of the Portuguese Committee of the "Association of Portuguese Speaking
Took part of the evaluation team of UNU/IIST - United Nations University /
Institute for International Software Technology, an UNU research and training
centre in Macau.
Any comments to this home page should be sent to
"Macau": evolução da situação da RAEMacau após a transferência de
administração, CEsA, Doc. Trabalho nº 72, Lisboa, 2006
Timor Leste: o
petróleo e o futuro, CEsA, Doc. Trabalho nº 71, Lisboa, 2006
- On line course on Development economic policies ("Políticas
Económicas de Desenvolvimento"), Janeiro/1999-2006
- Several publications on the Timor-Leste economy,
including contributions to the "Economic Bulletin" and to the Annual Report
of the Banking and Payments Authority
- webmaster of the site on Timor-Leste economic and
social issues InfoTimor;
- (with Luís Quintaneiro) "A crise das economias emergentes da Ásia:
modelos de desenvolvimento e condicionamento financeiro internacional"
["Emerging Asia economic crisis: development models and international
financial conditioning"] in III Encontro de Economistas de Língua
Portuguesa -- Comunicações, Macau, 1998"
- "China: as reformas económicas da era pós-Mao" ["China: the post-Mao
economic reforms"] in Administração - Revista da Adminstração Pública de
Macau (Macau), nº 36, Jul/1997, pgs 449-495 (in portuguese) and pgs
675-709 (in chinese)
- Os processos de desenvolvimento dos 'velhos' Novos Países
Industrializados. Lições das estratégias e das políticas de
desenvolvimento [The development processes of the 'old' New
Industrialized Countries. Lessons of the economic strategies and policies],
CEsA/ISEG (Documento de Trabalho nº 42), Lisboa, 1996
- Malásia: de desigualdade em desigualdade até à igualdade final?
[Malaysia: from inequality to inequality until final equality?], CEsA/ISEG
(Documento de Trabalho nº 41), Lisboa, 1996
- Singapura: a história de um sucesso económico [Singapore: the
history of an economic success], CEsA (Documento de Trabalho nº 40), Lisboa,
- Moçambique independente: que futuro? [Independent Mozambique:
what future?] paper presented to the II International Meeting of Portuguese
Speaking Economists, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Setember/1995
- "Moçambique independente: os anos da juventude", [Independent
Mozambique: the early years] in AA.VV. Ensaios de homenagem a Francisco
Pereira de Moura, ISEG/UTL, Lisboa, 1995, pgs 655-673
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