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“The confident forecaster. Lessons from the upscaling of the electricity industry in England and Wales.”, Business History, 2017 ,Vol 59, n,3, 408-430.  published on line:  7 July 2016. free download:   “Energy Transitions”. In Rachel Carson Center Multimedia Curated collections, Environment … Continue reading

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“A nacionalização da electricidade em Portugal“, Labor & Engenho  , special issue Dossier Eletromemória, (2015), 9,1 ,pp.150-158  <open access>.

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Key Concepts in Energy ,  Springer – Engineering Book Series, Heilderberg- New York,  2014. at             “Waiting for the energy crisis: Europe and the United States on the eve of the first oil shock”, Historical … Continue reading

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“When the South Emulates the North: Energy and nationalism in the twentieth century”, Contemporary European History, Vol 17(1) 2008 , 1-21. “Decisive Events” in William A. Darity, Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 2. 2nd ed. (Detroit: … Continue reading

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“Cartelization and corporatism. Bureaucratic rule in authoritarian Portugal” , Journal of Contemporary History, 42, 1 (2007):79-96.           “Entreprises, incentives and Networks: the electric network in Portugal”, Business History, 49, 5(2007): 595-615.  

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