António Figueiredo

Graduated in Economics from the University of Porto (1972). He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto from 1975 until December 2009, when he retired, having been responsible for teaching and conducting courses at the level of Bachelors and Masters in Economics and Management, focusing on the areas of economic development, globalisation, innovation and macroeconomics.

He has been a consultant in Portugal since 1980, namely for the Northern Region Coordination Commission, advising the Presidency (1980-1992), and for several municipalities, in the field of cross-border and inter-regional cooperation, on the evaluation the dynamics of spatial evolution in the Northern Region and local planning and development. As an international consultant, he has collaborated in international studies for the Commission of the European Communities, namely in the field of studies of territorial perspective, inter-regional and cross-border cooperation and the evaluation of the European employment strategy.

He joined the Board of Directors of Quaternaire Portugal in 1994, having been, between March 1999 and May 2018, the Chair of the Board of Directors. Since 8 May 2018, he took over the company’s Strategy and Innovation Department. At Quaternaire Portugal, he has technically and scientifically coordinated studies for the evaluation of public programmes and policies (with emphasis on the interventions of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Portugal), sectoral and territorial, works in the area of territorial development and strategic planning, of the innovation economy and employment and training policies.

He has a large number of works published in the area of regional development and strategic planning, most recently in research in collective projects for the International Labour Organization and the European Commission, in collaboration with Maria Pilar González and Luís Delfim Santos (Faculty of Engineering at University of Porto) and Hugo Figueiredo (University of Aveiro and CIPES – Research Centre for Higher Education Policies), in the domains of the effects of the crisis and austerity policies in the European social model, in the evolution of the middle classes and in the world of labour and industrial relations in general, already published jointly by the International Labour Organization and the English publisher Edward Elgar, under the coordination of Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead. He is co-author of the blog “Interesse Privado, Acção Pública“.

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Territorial cohesion in Portugal in the European context (in English) In-person seminar: Amphitheater 118 | Main Building – School of Economics and Management, University of Porto