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European Union and Portuguese Economics

Code 12099
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Theoretical-practical.
Work placements No
Learning outcomes Objectives:
• Understand the dynamics of opening, integration and internationalization of the Portuguese Economy;
• Operationalize a set of concepts acquired in previously studied subjects, applied to the Portuguese economy and European economy; and
• Train to look for and deal with statistical information available about the Portuguese economy and European economy.

• Use of economic theory to analyze economic policies and their results;
• Reading and understanding of technical reports, sector studies, prospective studies, scenarios and statistical and economic approaches;
• Conducting economic studies on industry, foreign direct investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial and spatial clusters, commerce and the financial system.
Syllabus 1. Evolution of the Portuguese Economy in the 20th Century
1.1. Stages of Portuguese Growth
1.2. Financial Crisis and Stabilization (1910-1930)
1.3. Great Depression and Creation of Precodonditions for Growth (1926-1950)
1.4. “Golden Period” of the Portuguese Economy Growth (1950-1974)
1.5. Introduction of Democracy and Macroeconomic Imbalances (1974-1984)

2. Integration into the European Union: Transition and Structural Adjustment
2.1. Actual and nominal convergence for the European Union
2.2. Portuguese business evolution
2.3. Evolution of the productive structure and economic cycles
2.4. Portugal's strategic position and competitiveness

3. Convergence, Policies and Structural Reforms in Portugal and Europe
3.1. Real convergence and new development policies
3.2. Portugal: And after the Troika and the Crisis(es)?
3.3. Europe of Regions and Economic Policy
3.4. Macroeconomic Scenarios for the Portuguese Economy (2000-2030)
Main Bibliography Alexandre, F.; L. Aguiar-Conraria; e P. Bação (2019), Crise e Castigo e o Dia Seguinte, Edição: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, outubro de 2019, ISBN: 9789898943910.
Alexandre, F.; P. Bação; P. Lains; M. Martins; M. Portela; & M. Simões (Org.) (2014), A Economia Portuguesa na União Europeia: 1986 – 2010, Actual Editora.
Leitão, J. (2012), Pode Portugal ser Competitivo e Empreendedor?, Editora Várzea da Rainha, Óbidos.
Leitão, J.; J. Ferreira. J.; e S. Azevedo (2008), Dimensões Competitivas de Portugal: Contributos dos Territórios, Sectores, Empresas e Logística, Editora Centro Atlântico, Vila Nova de Famalicão.
Mateus, A. (2013), Economia Portuguesa, Principia
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-15

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