Luís Brites Pereira
Luís Brites Pereira
Associate Professor (Adjunct)
NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center

Luís Brites Pereira is Associate Professor (Adjunct), NOVAFRICA resident researcher and, until recently, the deputy-director of the ex-Center for Globalization and Governance at Nova SBE. Luís was educated in Portugal and South Africa (see Education for details) and is specialized in International Economics. His academic activity has comprised management responsibilities, research and lecturing, with the latter including the MBA programs of Wits Business School (Johannesburg) and Católica-Lisbon/Nova SBE (The Lisbon MBA).

As a post-doc Research Fellow at the ex-Tropical Research Institute, he contributed to the understanding of developmental challenges in African-Lusophone countries. His other research, meanwhile, has focused on the governance responses to economic globalization challenges, and has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Governance, International Journal of Emerging Markets and Open Economies Review. He has also provided consulting services to international institutions such as the Central Bank of Cape Verde and the Macao Monetary Authority (China), as well as national institutions.

Beyond academia, Luís was an economic advisor at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation, with respect to the internationalization strategy of Portuguese S&T policy. Subsequently, he also served in public office as the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, which included the responsibility for the design and oversight of Portugal’s international development policy. 

2005 - PhD in International Economics – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

1995 - Master in Commerce (Economics) - University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

1992 - Bachelor in Economic Science (Honours) – University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

International Macroeconomics, Economic Development & Policy, Globalization, Geoeconomics, Global Business 

  • Silvestre, Sara L., Pinheiro, Tomas, Marques, Ana C., Deuermeier, Jonas, Coelho, Joao, Martins, Rodrigo, Pereira, Luis, Fortunato, Elvira (2022). Cork derived laser-induced graphene for sustainable green electronics. Flexible and Printed Electronics, 7 (3).
  • Pereira, Luis Brites, Luiz, John Manuel (2020). Institutional drivers, historical determinism, and economic development in Mozambique. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 15 (4), 767-789.
  • Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Pereira, Luís Brites (2017). Diferencialidade portuguesa na globalização. Negócios Estrangeiros, 11 (2), 223-236.
  • Manuel Luiz, John , Brites Pereira, Luis , de Oliveira, Guilherme (2013). Constructing institutional measures: indicators of political and property rights in Mozambique, 1900–2005. Governance, 26 (4), 677-692.
  • Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Pereira, Luis Brites, Reis, Afonso M. (2009). Comparing Exchange Market Pressure across Five African Countries. Open Economies Review, 20 (5), 645-682.
  • Pereira, Luís Brites, Mata, Maria Eugénia, Sousa, Miguel Rocha de (2021). Economic globalization and governance: essays in honor of Jorge Braga de Macedo. Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Pereira, Luís Brites, De Sousa, Miguel Rocha (2018). Towards a full banking union in europe: waiting for the next crisis?. Challenges and Opportunities for Eurozone Governance. Caetano , José Manuel Martins, Sousa, Miguel Rocha de (Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, 81-96.
  • Pereira, Luís Brites, Melo, Ana P., Duarte, Vanessa, Sousa, Miguel Rocha de (2017). South Africa: Apartheid, globalization and agriculture. Globalization and agriculture. : Redefining unequal development. Buainain, António Márcio, Sousa, Miguel Rocha de, Navarro, Zander (Eds.), Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, 229-246.
  • Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Pereira, Luis Brites (2016). Cape Verde and Mozambique as development successes in west and southern Africa. African Successes, Volume IV. : Sustainable Growth. Edwards, Sebastian , Johnson, Simon, N. Weil, David (Eds.), University of Chicago Press, 203-293.
  • Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Pereira, Luís Brites (2009). Portugal e a globalização: Um destino histórico?. Nove ensaios na tradição de Jorge Borges de Macedo. Braga de Macedo, Jorge, Amaral, Luciano, Silva, Álvaro Ferreira da, Henriques, António Castro (Eds.), Tribuna da História, 155-174.