História Económica de Portugal século XIX e XX - Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: HIS
Level: L3

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Maria Benedita Prado de Almada Cardoso Camara
Maria Benedita Prado de Almada Cardoso Camara

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 portuguese economic development in  comparative perspective; the relation of the Portuguese economy with  relevant economic areas (namely European).  To what extent this integration this area interfered in its behavior and evolution. the analysis of the Portuguese economy in relation with specific social and institutional  contexts; the potential and the difficulties of contemporary Portuguese economy. the ability to research using qualitative/quantitative information;

2 A student should be able to: explore the relationship between the subjects  of the economic history of Portugal with the  ones of other disciplines (history of economic thought and economics);  explore the ability to articulate the historical  subjects studied with the historical context; Use the ability to understand/sumarize arguments from the literature of this course.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: Teaching methodologies (including evaluation):  The course will be based on lectures (3 hours per week * 16 weeks = 42) and  discussion of journal articles and book chapters concerning problems od economic history (2 hours TP per week * 16= 32), compulsory reading materials and written assignements.  The assement will be based on the following items: 

System A

1.Oral presentation and written summary (25% of the final classification);

2.Written summary plus debate (20%);Participation in the classes debate (10%);

3. Debate particiation 10%

4. One test = 45% (students with achievement equal or above 10 will be approved );  

5. Complementary exam  = 45% (students with achievement equal or above ten will be approved); 

A system includes 25%+20%+10% (attendance to classes 50% min) + 45% on test or complementary exam with achievement equal or above ten will be approved. 

B System

Final Exam of the special shedule with achievement equal or above ten will be approved =100%.  

Program Resume (get program detail)

Economic history as an history of the causes of economic growth uses a comparative methodology.
2 Namely inserts Portuguese economic growth in the trends observed in Europe.
3 It examines the Portuguese economic growth in historical perspective.
4 It analyses the main trends of structural transformation and economic growth in Portugal since the early XIX century until the end of the convergence
period of the second post-war (1950--1973). Addresses the importance of the liberalism and starts to characterize the transformations and changes that took place in 1807 to 1851 considering it a turbulent period. As a introduction attention is paid to the main problems faced by Portugal at the end of the XVIIIth century.
6 Thereafter stresses the institutional modernization and slow growth occurred in the second half of the nineteenth century.
7 Analyses the Portuguese economy in the first part of the XX century (1914-1950).
8 Addresses the structural transformation and economic growth XX after the second world war.
9 Characterizes the phenomenon of convergence of the
Portuguese economy between 1950 and 1973.

Main Bibliography

Maria Leonor Freira Costa; Pedro Lains; susana Münch Miranda História Económica de  Portugal: 1143­-2010. Esfera dos Livros.
Abel Mateus, Abel Economia portuguesa. Verbo.
José Silva Lopes  A economia portuguesa desde 1960. Pedro Lains e Álvaro Ferreira da Silva História Económica de Portugal, 1700­-2000. ICS.
Pedro Lains Os Progressos do Atraso. ICS.




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