José Reis


José Reis is Full Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC), where he graduated [1978] and got a PhD [1989] in Economics with a thesis published in book (in Portuguese) under the title "The Spaces of Industry: the economic regulation and the local development in Portugal", Porto, Afrontamento, 1992. In 1998 he obtained Aggregation, with a lesson on "Economic institutionalism: chronicle of economic knowledge". He is a member of the National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Coordinator of the Observatory on Crises and Alternatives and Co-coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Governance, Knowledge and Innovation. He was Chairman of the Central Region Coordination Committee [1996-1999], Secretary of State for Higher Education [1999-2001] and Chairman of the Scientific Council [1992-1994 and 2000-2004], Director of FEUC [2009-2015] and Chairman of the Board of the Portuguese Association of Political Economy [2016-2020]. In 2018 he developed research at Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, in Paris, invited as Directeur d'Études Associé. He has been researcher or visiting professor at Universities in the United States of America, France, Italy and Brazil. He develops research in three main areas: a) organization and evolution of economic systems, taking into account the dynamics of production, work and employment and supply systems and forms of international insertion; b) territories, production systems and regional dynamics; c) governance and institutions of the economy. He takes an institutionalist political economy perspective and is interested in the Portuguese and European economy. He is the author of the following books (in Portuguese): "Caring for Portugal: Hypotheses of Political Economy in Convulsed Times", Coimbra, Almedina, 2020, "The Portuguese Economy: Forms of Political Economy in a Persistent Periphery (1960-2017)", Coimbra, Almedina, 2018 , "Essays on Impure Economy", Coimbra, Almedina/CES, 2007 (1st edition) and 2009 (2nd edition)," Portugal and Europe in Crisis: To end the austerity economy", Lisbon, Actual, 2011 (with João Rodrigues). He coordinated the books "The Political Economy of Retrocession: Crisis, causes and objectives", Coimbra, Almedina/CES, 2014, and "How to Reorganize a Vulnerable Country?", Coimbra: Actual, 2020. In 2019 he participated in two books resulting from projects of which he was a part: "The New Question of Housing in Portugal: An Approach to Political Economy (Ana Cordeiro Santos, ed., Coimbra: Actual, 53-86), where he published the chapter "Does the territory still exist? Housing provision systems and the country's waste" and "Economic Science in Portugal" (Vítor Neves and José Reis, ed. Coimbra: Edições Almedina), author of the chapter "GEBEI: A structured economic thought on the periphery of Europe " and co-author of "Economic Ideas in Debate".

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Reis, José (2023), A Economia e a Vida, in Luís Tomé, Luís Valença Pinto e Brigída Brito (org.), Em torno do Pensamento do Luís Moita: Humanismo e Relações Internacionais. Lisboa: OBSERVARE e Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, 201-214

Book Chapter

Reis, José (2023), A regionalização como projeto de reforma do Estado e de recuperação do país, in J. Cadima Ribeiro (org.), Regionalização e Descentralização em Portugal. Braga: UMinho Editora, 101-116

Book Chapter

Reis, José (2023), As cidades e a estruturação do território: crise do sistema urbano e reconfiguração territorial em Portugal, in Aurora Teixeira, Ana Paula Delgado, Luís Carvalho, Maria Isabel Mota e Maria Manuela Castro e Silva (org.), Estudos de Homenagem a José Silva Costa. Porto: UPorto Press, 701-709