Álvaro Ferreira da Silva teaches courses on Business and Economic History in NovaSBE.
He received his PhD from the EuropeanUniversity Institute (Florence, 1998) with a thesis titled “Urban Growth,Regulation, and Business Opportunities: Residential Building in Lisbon(1860-1930)”. He served as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research, andalso as an elected member of the School Council as representative of thefaculty. His research interests span through several fields. In recent years he has been working on business groups and corporate networks, leading a researchproject funded by FCT and participating in two international projects. Thisresearch has been published in international journals (Business History, BusinessHistory Review), and in two comparative volumes (The Power of Corporate Networks and Oxford Handbook of Business Groups in Developed Countries). He isalso interested in technology and business activities in infrastructureprojects (transports, power, and sanitation), having published several articlesand book chapters during the last years. He currently runs a project oninternational business and political risk in the 20th century. Hewas the President of the Portuguese Economic History Association (2013-2017)