The making of economics in Portugal: a study of Portuguese recent economic research (1980 to the present)

June 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019
43 months
Funding Entity
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

The project RECON aims at understanding the nature and evolution of economics in Portugal in the recent past, the dissemination of different economic theories and methodological approaches, and the contribution of Portuguese economics to contemporary debates. A particular attention is given to the way economic research has been structured in Portugal, to the changes that have been occurring in the recent past, to the institutional dynamics underpinning them, and to the main processes of circulation and appropriation of economic ideas in the country. Ultimately, it aims at contributing to a better knowledge of economics as a plural and complex discipline not reducible to a homogeneous, universal science, and to be an important input to give the history of recent economics in Portugal the relevance it should have in the context of the international network of the history of economics.


Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território (Dinâmia - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)

Carlos Manuel Bastien Raposo
John B. Davis
Roger E. Backhouse
history of science, economics, recent research, Portugal