From Coimbra, he is married with two children.
He has worked as Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra since 1994.
His academic interests include Industrial Organisation (which he teaches), an area which was the focus of his Master’s dissertation and Doctoral thesis: respectively “The Portuguese Market for Sports Newspapers – description and modelisation of strategic rivalry” and “The Portuguese medium and long distance transport market – intermodal choice from an industrial economics perspective”. He has also published other works and articles.
In 2007 he set up the course of Transport Economics for undergraduates of Economics. He also teachers Linear Algebra and is Economic Coordinator of the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra.
As an economist, rationalism and efficiency are dominant, but not absolute, values. As a man, he has passions and contradictions: he enjoys speed, but worries about the environment, both for himself and for the generations to come.