Vítor Neves



Vítor Neves is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), where he is a member of the Research Group on Science, Economy and Society. He is also a Collaborator of the Center for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon integrating the thematic line "Unity of Science and Interdisciplinarity". Vítor got a PhD in economics from the University of Coimbra in 2003. His research interests are mainly in the History and Philosophy of Economics, with a particular focus on the study of the foundations, nature and dynamics of economics as a science. His most recent works are on topics such as: the meaning of the 'economic'; economics and interdisciplinarity; open systems; objectivity; dissent and pluralism in economics; Kapp, Coase and the social costs of capitalism. His publications include: - Economia e interdisciplinaridade(s), co-edited with Celia Lessa Kerstenetzky, CES-Almedina, Coimbra, 2012. - Facts, Values and Objectivity in Economics, co-edited with José Castro Caldas, Routledge, 2012. - A Economia sem Muros, co-edited with José Castro Caldas, CES-Almedina, Coimbra, 2010. - A Ciência Económica em Portugal: uma história recente, Almedina, 2019. He coordinated a research project on "The making of economics in Portugal: a study of Portuguese recent economic research (1980 to the present)" (http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/?prj=14257&id_lingua=2) (June 2016-December 2019). He is also responsible, since 2009, for the organization of the CES International Seminar on the Foundations of Economics. Vitor is member of the following Scientific Associations: - Associação Portuguesa de Economia Política - Associação Ibérica de História do Pensamento Económico - European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy - European Society for the History of Economic Thought - World Economics Association - K. William Kapp Research Network

Latest Publications


Neves, Vítor; Reis, José (orgs.) (2019), A ciência económica em Portugal: uma história recente. Coimbra: Edições Almedina

Book Chapter

Neves, Vítor (2019), Ciência, valores e política: como os economistas têm vindo a pensar a Economia em Portugal, in Vítor Neves e José Reis (org.), A ciência económica em Portugal: uma história recente. Coimbra: Edições Almedina, 183-221

Article in Scientific journal

Neves, Vítor (2018), "Choice and competition in education: an endless controversy?", Análise Social, LIII (2.º), 227, 260-279

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