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Américo Manuel dos Santos Carvalho Mendes Completed his PhD in Economics in 1995 from the University of Arizona, Department of Economics. He received a degree in Economics in 1979 from the University of Aix-Marseille III, Faculté d'Économie Appliquée. He holds a Specialized Higher Studies Diploma in Economics and Rural Development Strategy in 1980 from the University d'Aix-Marseille II, Faculté de Sciences Économiques. He received a "License" in Economics in 1978 from the University of Social Sciences in Toulouse. He is the Coordinator of ATES - Transversal Area of ​​Social Economy of the Porto Regional Center of the Portuguese Catholic University. He is an Associate Professor in Economics at Católica Porto Business School. He is Director of the Postgraduate Course in Management of Social Economy Organizations and Member of the Board of the Postgraduate Course in Management of Development Cooperation Projects at the Porto Regional Center of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He is a member of CEGE - Center for Management and Economic Studies at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Published 22 articles in specialized journals. It has 36 book chapters and 6 books. Co-supervised 1 doctoral thesis(s). Supervised 22 master's theses. He has teaching, research and volunteering interests in the areas of Economics and Social Policy and Forestry Economics and Policy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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