Optativa ( Economia Portuguesa e Europeia ) - Gestão - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 1º e 2º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: ECO
Level: L2

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
Gestão - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

António Manuel Martins de Almeida
António Manuel Martins de Almeida

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 The course fills the gap between generic theoretical models and concepts and the analysis of trends and issues in the Portuguese and European economies based on sound economic reasoning and scientific analysis. 

2 Students are required to be familiar with the recent evolution of the Portuguese economy and with the challenges faced by the European economic, to understand the key facts.

3 This course examines some of the key issues in current times: economic growth and competitiveness, unemployment and financial and monetary crises and income distribution and poverty.

4 Emphasis will be put on past recent events surrounding the Portuguese and European economy: the Portuguese sovereign debt crisis, austerity measures and the re­definition of size of government intervention; lack of competitiveness and structural imbalances: labor market, productivity, growth and budgetary deficits; overviews of the past and current trends and key events of the Portuguese and European economies; among others.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: Syllabus is covered in theoretical practical (by analysing and discussing the key theoretical concepts and adopting student centred classes focused in offering students the opportunity to practice what they are learning in terms of analytical tools, methods and concepts) classes. 2 written tests (50%+25% assesses students' knowledge + an essay (25%) will be considered. The lowest grade is 6. Student are urged to develop their skills and their research abilities through reading. Students are encouraged to participate in problem solving exercises intended to increase their competences in applying concepts + analytical skills. Case study analysis (based on relevant legislation, press releases, studies and reports in regional development policies) is adopted in every topic. Resit: 100% of the syllabus (if students haven?t passed during midterm period), or exam with part of the syllabus (if the student has not passed 1 element of the evaluation).

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Main Bibliography

Lopes, J. A Economia Portuguesa desde 1960. Gradiva.
Mateus, A. Economia Portuguesa ? Crescimento no contexto internacional. Verbo Editora.
Lains, P., Silva, A. História Económica de Portugal. ver Biblioteca da Uma.
Maria Leonor Freira Costa; Pedro Lains; susana Münch Miranda História Económica de  Portugal: 1143­-2010. Esfera dos Livros.

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