External Monitoring Committee
Research group 1
José Joaquim Canotilho
Research group 2
José Alberto González
Research group 3
Research group 4
Research group 5
Cândido Mendes da Agra
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Manuel Carlos Lopes Porto
1990 - Full Professor in Legal and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra;
1983 – PhD in Law by the University of Coimbra;
1976 – M.Phil in Economics by the University of Oxford;
1965 - Degree in Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.
Professor of the University Lusíada of Lisbon and of the University Lusíada-Norte;
Visiting Professor of the University and of the Institute of European Studies of Macau;
Member of the Academic Council of the Jean Monnet Action;
President of the Portuguese ECSA (AREP);
Director of the Association of European Studies, in the University of Coimbra;
Director of the journal Temas de Integração.
Dean of the Law School of University Lusíada do Porto;
Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1999;
Vice-Chairman of the Budget Committee;
Member of the Commission for External Economic Relations (REX);
President of the ECSAs (European Community Studies Associations (2002-2008);
Participated in research projects of different international institutions, as the Council of Europe, the OECD, the European Commission and the World Bank;
President of the Coordination and Development Commission of the Central Region of Portugal;
President of the Portuguese National Council of the Plan;
President of the Portuguese National Council of Education;
President of the general assembly of Caixa Geral de Depósitos;
Member of the Commission for Tax reform in Portugal which prepared the creation of IRS ( tax on the personal income), of IRC (taw on the profits of corporations) and the Autarchic Contribution (tax on the value of property);
Member of the board of Finibanco.
Main areas of research
Taxation and regional development.
Economics. An Introductory text (2014, reprinted in 2017);
Theory of Integration and EU Policies (2017), Portuguese edition, with previous editions also in English and in Chinese).