The first degree in Economics was obtained from the ISEG – (Technical) University of Lisbon (1975) and the PhD (Doctorat d’État) from the University of Poitiers under supervision of André Chaîneau (1986). Is now Full Professor at the Faculty of Economy – University of Coimbra. JSA has held academic management posts at the Faculty and University level. He has participated in several ERASMUS and TEMPUS programs. He has integrated and also directed evaluation of FCT projects. He was a member of FUP and A3ES economics course evaluation teams. He has published several books in Portuguese for economics students, entries in international academic books and articles in international scientific journals (International Review of Applied Economics, Économie Appliquée, Journal of Economic Surveys, Applied Economics, Journal of Contemporary Issues in Economics and Business, International Journal of Economic Sciences, Panoeconomicus, Transition Studies Review, among other journals). JSA was visiting professor at Nice, Poitiers and Belgrade and is referee for some SCOPUS and ISI journals. He has participated in more than one thousand academic juries.