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Name of the organisation: Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa
Address: Av. Prof Anibal Bettencourt, 9
Tel: +351 217 804 700
Web site:
Name of the contact person: José Luís Cardoso
Function: Research Professor
Address: Av. Prof Anibal Bettencourt, 9
Tel: +351 217 804 788
E-mail: [email protected]
Type of organisation:
  • University
Fields of action:
  • Universities
The ICS, an Associated State Laboratory, is a university institution devoted to research and advanced training in the social sciences. The mission of the ICS is to study contemporary societies with a special emphasis on Portugal and the societies and cultures with which Portugal has an historical relationship, either in Europe or in other regions of the world. Linking researchers from several different disciplines, the ICS currently focuses its research on five main subject areas: the formation of the contemporary world; the study of citizenship and democratic institutions; the problems of sustainability, linking the environment, risk and space; social changes and individual action in the context of the family, lifestyles and schooling; and issues concerning identity, migration and religion. The main subject areas represented at the Institute are: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Human Geography, History, Social Psychology and Sociology. Currently the Institute has about 80 researchers and 100 postgraduate students and is engaged in about 200 research projects. Close to sixty per cent of its activities are financed from its own funds, which are obtained on a competitive basis. One of the main subject areas of research is the formation of the contemporary world. Our principal aim is to study, from a long term perspective, the processes of social, cultural, economic and institutional change which are becoming increasingly plural and interrelated. We combine diverse methodological perspectives and scales of analysis to study the historical evolution of such phenomena as empire, political change, cultural change and economic growth, in a spirit which has long been a hallmark of research at the ICS. Within this area of research, special emphasis is given to the development of research in the history of economic thought in a comparative perspective.
Programme or initiative Reference number including year of award Beneficiary Organisation Title of the Project
FP6 - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Training MEST-CT-2004-007066 Instituto de Ciências Sociais “European Doctorate in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean”
FP6 - Marie Currie Outgoing International Fellowships MOIF-CT-2006-039076 Instituto de Ciências Sociais “Transnational Care Practices of Brazilian Working Class Migrants Living in Australia and Portugal: a comparative perspective”
FP6-Integrated Project IP-CIT3/513421 Instituto de Ciências Sociais ‘Integrated and United: A Quest for Citizenship in an ‘ever closer Europe’
FP7-Capacities - Infraestructures CP-211810/2007 Instituto de Ciências Sociais PIREDEU – Providind an infraestructure for research on electoral democracy in the European Union
FP7- Capacities - Coordination Action FP7-SSH-2009-C- 243864 Instituto de Ciências Sociais FAMILY PLATFORM—Social platform on research for families and family policies
ERASMUS ENWA Project number – 156171-LLP-1-2009-1- IT-ERASMUS ENWA Instituto de Ciências Sociais Menu for Justice – Towards an European Curriculim Studiorium on Judicial Studies
Grant EU Contract : JLS/2008/ISEC/100 Instituto de Ciências Sociais Countdown to Impunity: Corruption-related Statutes of Limitations in the European Union
NORFACE Research Programme: ’Re-emergence of Religion as a Social Force in Europe?’ N/A – (Year of the Contract - 2007) Instituto de Ciências Sociais Recognizing Christianity: How African Migrants Shape the European Religious Heritage
NORFACE Research Programme – Migration in Europe; Social, Economic, Cultural and Policy Dynamics N/A (Year of the contract – 2009) Instituto de Ciências Sociais TCRAf – EU: Transnational child-raising arrangements between Africa and Europe
EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE OF THE ORGANIZATION IN THE PROJECT’S SUBJECT AREA Development of a research line on the formation of contemporary world, in which there is a research group with projects centered on the history of economic thought and ideas.
CONTRIBUTIONS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE PROJECT Participation as a partner of the project, in line with the aims and goals defined.
REASONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT Follow up of previous contributions on the very subject of the project and contribution to the development of compartive European analysis of the subject
CONTACT PERSON’S EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE José Luís Cardoso Research professor and vice-director of ICS-UL. He has published several books and journal articles on the history of Portuguese economic thought in a comparative perspective. His research interests also include the economic history and methodology of economics. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought and of the e-journal of Portuguese History. He is a fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon and member of several international scientifc associations. He has contributed to several collective volumes dealing with comparative analysis of European experiences of economic thought. His recent publications more related to the project are:
  • Cardoso, José Luís. F. S. Constâncio et la réception critique de J.-B. Say au Portugal. In André Tirain (dir.) Jean-Baptiste Say: Influences, critiques et postérité. Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2010, 69-92.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. F. Solano Constâncio on political economy: a “science of proportions”. History of European Ideas, 2009, 35: 227-235.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. Free trade, political economy and the birth of a new economic nation: Brazil 1808-1810. Revista de Historia Económica – Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 2009, 27:2, 183-204.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and Carlos Bastien. Uses and abuses of political economy in Portuguese parliamentary debates (1850-1910). History of Economic Ideas, 2009, 17:3, 53-69.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. Learning with Bob Coats’s Legacy. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2009, 31:3, 375-9.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and António Almodovar. Political Economy in Portuguese Parliamentary Debates (1820-1910). In: Augello, Massimo and Marco Guidi (eds.), Economists in Parliament in the Liberal Age (1848-1920). Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, 27-47.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. The international diffusion of economic thought. In: Samuels, Warren, Biddle, Jeff and Davis, John (eds.), A Companion to the History of Economic Thought. Oxford and New York: Blackwell, 2003, 622-633.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and John Reeder. Adam Smith in the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking World. In: Tribe, Keith and Mizuta, Hiroshi (eds.), A Critical Bibliography of Adam Smith. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. Italian influences in Portuguese economic thought (1750-1950). In: Asso, Pier Francesco (ed), From Economists to Economists. The International Spread of Italian Economic Thought (1750-1950). Firenze: Edizioni Polistampa, 2001, 209-226.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and António Almodovar. From learned societies to professional associations. The establishment of the economist profession in Portugal. In: Augello, Massimo and Guidi, Marco (eds.), The Spread of Political Economy and the Professionalisation of Economists. Economic Societies in Europe, America and Japan in the Nineteenth Century. London and New York: Routledge, 2001, 126-137.
  • Cardoso, José Luís. French traditions and economic thought in Portugal (1850-1910). In: Dockès, Pierre et allii (eds.), Les Traditions Économiques Françaises, 1848-1939. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2000, 939-953.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and Ernest Lluch. Las teorías económicas contempladas a través de una óptica nacional. In: Quintana, Enrique Fuentes (ed.), Economia y Economistas Españoles. Barcelona: Galaxia Gutemberg, 1999, Vol.1, 477-484.
  • Cardoso, José Luís and António Almodovar.The teaching of political economy in Portugal in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In: Massimo Augello and Marco Guidi (eds.), The Economic Reader: Textbooks and Manuals and the dissemination of the economic sciences during the 19th and Early 20th centuries. London and New York: Routledge


15 September 2013 The EET International Conference

The international conference entitled Translations of Economic Texts into and from European Languages, organized in the framework of the EE-T project, was held at the University of Pisa (Italy) on 11 to 13 September. The aim of the conference was to present the results of researches carried out throughout Europe on the international circulation of economic ideas through translations and adaptations of economic texts. The three days event was attended by around 100 participants representing: lecturers, researchers, students in the field of history of economic thought. More information is available in the Events section