Integrated Phd Researcher

Maria de Fátima Ferreiro

research interests

Economics and Territory, Economics and Ecology, Institucional Economics, Innovation and Rural Territories, History of Economic Ideas.

Short Bio

Degree in Sociology (ISCTE). Master in Economics and Social Policy (ISEG). PhD in Economics (ISCTE). Lecturer in Universidade do Minho (1991). Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Economy of ISCTE-IUL. Teaches in the areas of History of Economic Ideas, Social and Solidarity Economics, and Economics and Territory. Member of the Scientific Comission of the Department of Political Economy. Member of the Permanent Comission of ISCTE-IUL Pedagogical Council. Coordination of the first year of Economics Degreee in ISCTE-IUL.

research project

Continue to explore what I call the Territorial Political Economy through the recovery of institutional authors such as T. R. Ely or Henri George


The Political Economy corresponds to a theoretical-methodological matrix common to several of the researchers of the Center of Investigation D'C, namely of the economists; it is also important to highlight the centrality of the territory in the investigation of D'C since it corresponds to one of the research lines of the Center. These two aspects constitute a situation of 'natural' registration of the Political Economy of the Territory in the activity of the Center in the double register of continuity and innovation: the continuity of a thematic line (Territory) and innovation associated with the design of a Territorial Political Economy since it does not exist as such in the Center's investigation.

Costa, A., Caldas, J. M., Coelho, R., Ferreiro, M. & Gonçalves, V. (2016). The building of a dam: value conflicts in public decision-making. Environmental Values. 25 (2), 215-234

Main publications

Conflicting Values and Public Decision: the Foz Côa case, Ecological Economics, 86, 129-135, 2013

Territory and Solidarity: the European Union Territorial Cohesion Policy and the Role of Local Institutions, Revista de Economia Solidária, 41-58, 2012 Desenvolvimento Rural e Instituições: normas jurídicas e propriedade da terra em Portugal, Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais, 21-34, 2009

Paisagens Invisíveis: a Ética da Terra segundo Aldo Leopold, Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais, 113-117, 2009

Entrepreneurship and innovation in two contrasting Portuguese rural areas, Lois Labriadinis (coord.), The Future of Rural Peripheries, Ashgate, Andershot, (com João Ferrão e Raul Lopes), 2004.

Main projects

RurAction – Inovação e Empreendedorismo Social em áreas rurais

CREATOUR - Desenvolver Destinos de Turismo Criativo em Cidades de Pequena Dimensão e Áreas Rurais

SPLACH - Planeamento territorial para a mudança

Periurban – Áreas Metropolitanas perante os desafios da sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento de cenários para a AML

Crossing Boundaries – Knowledge and Tehcnology Transfer and Innovation (Marie Curie ‘International Research Staff Exchange Scheme’)

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