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António M. de Almeida Serra

Ph.D. - Economics
Technical University of Lisbon
(Faculty of Economics and Management;
"Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - ISEG" in portuguese)

Home Page em português

Areas of specialization:
Asia-Pacific economics (namely China and Timor-Leste); 
Development Economic Policy;
Stabilization and Structural Adjustment;

Curriculum Vitae

Town and date of birth: Setúbal (Portugal), 9 June 1948 (Setúbal is about 40km south of Lisbon)
Nationality: Portuguese
Marital status: married

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
e-mail: aserra@iseg.utl.pt
(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 economic policy.

He taught, as a Visiting Fellow, at

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:

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.

Some publications

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António M. de Almeida Serra ( aserra@iseg.utl.pt)

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Last version: April 21, 2007