Conclusion: Some General Topics—Government, Openness and External Imbalance

  • Luciano AmaralEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


Some general topics concerning the evolution of the Portuguese economy during the twentieth century and the first two decades of the twenty-first century arise out of the analysis provided in the previous chapters. Besides long-run growth and structural change, issues that were dealt with in the introduction, there are perhaps three topics worth some more attention: the size of Government, the openness of the economy, and its external balance, the latter impinging on the issue of the sustainability of the growth path of the Portuguese economy


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  1. 1.Nova School of Business and EconomicsLisbonPortugal

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