Steering committees

Scientific journals

Member of the editorial board of Revista de História Económica e Social, 1978-1988 (first series). Member of the promotion committee 2001-2010 (second series).

Member of the Consejo assessor of the journal Investigaciones de Historia Económica (2008-2010).

Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of European Economic History.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Portuguesa de História (University of Coimbra).

Member of the Editorial Board of Revista de Ciências Empresasriais da UNIPAR  (Brazil) since 2007.

Member of the Consejo Asesor of Historia de la Economía y de la Empresa since 2011.

Member of the Editorial Review Board (ERB) of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

Occasional referee of Economic Inquiry, The Journal of History of Transports, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Enterprise & Society, History of Economic Thought, Business History, Historia Industrial.

Scientific meetings

Co-organizer (with Jürgen Nautz from the Cassel University), in charge of the International Economic History Association, of  Section 22 on Ethnic, Religious or Cultural Plurality and Economic Institution Building, (14th World Economic History Congress, Session Helsinki.2006), http://www.helsinki.fi/iehc2006/sessions1_40.html, 

Organizer of the Conference “European Transportation Network: Lessons from History”, in preparation for the World Economic History Congress of Buenos Aires (Lisbon, 2002).

Co-organizer (with Michalis Psalidopoulos, Panteon University, Athens), in charge of the International Economic History Association, of the section C 19 in the 12th International Economic History Congress (Seville, 1998) on the theme "Economic Thought and economic policy in the 19th century less-developed countries".

Co-organizer (with Michalis Psalidopoulos) of the Conference "Economic Thought and economic policy in the 19th century less-developed countries" in preparation for the World Economic History Congress of Seville (Pantheon University, Athens, 1998).

Member of the Scientific Commission for the 12th International Economic History Congress (Seville, 1998).

Organizer, in charge of the International Economic History Association, of the section C 48 in the 10th International Economic History Congress (Leuven, 1990) on the theme "Public Finance and State Structure".

Scientific societies

President of the Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social [Portuguese Economic and Social History Association] from 1999 to 2003. Member since its foundation in 1980. Secretary of the General Assembly from 1980 to 1985. President of the General Assembly since 2003.

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Economic&Business Historical Society E&BHS since 2011. Member since 2009.

Member of the Associação Portuguesa de História das Relações Internacionais [Portuguese International Relations History Association] since its foundation in 1997.Member of the Iberian Economic History Association since 1996. Member of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought ESHET since 1996. Member of the European Association of Business History EBHA since 2000.  Member of the History of Economics Society HES since 2005.

Professional societies

Ordem dos Economistas – Member of the Conselho da Especialidade em Economia Política from 1999 to 2004. Member of the Conselho da Profissão, from 1999 to 2004. Member of the Conselho Geral since 2004. Member since 1999.