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A Place in the Baixa: the Headquarters of Banco de Portugal

José Sarmento de Matos
Jorge Ferreira Paulo

Lisbon's Baixa area and in particular the block where Banco de Portugal's Head Office is located are revealed in this work that tells the story and recreates the life of the place from the Middle Ages to the present day, as a centre of the country's political power and economic and financial activity. Different designs for the Bank's Head Office and the current restoration of the Old Church of S. Julião are given special focus.

Illustrated
Published: 2016

Price: €24.06 + VAT


Coins with History

Cristina Mota Gomes and Maria Graciana Dias Marques (introduction)

This book represents a further contribution to the dissemination of the coin collection of Banco de Portugal. It covers a period going from the origin of currency circulation to the 17th century. 
Every piece is documented with the respective photographic reproduction, both in real size and amplified, as well as with the corresponding numismatic data.  In parallel, a small text explains the historical-cultural background and the motivation behind the decisions taken by the Sovereigns to order the issue of such coins.

Illustrated 
Published in 2006

Price: €18.87 + VAT


Coins with History II

Cristina Mota Gomes; introduction by Maria Graciana Dias Marques

Representing a further contribution to the dissemination of the coin collection of Banco de Portugal, this 2nd volume of the book “Coins with History” covers a period going from the 17th century to the present day. The last four centuries of Portugal’s history are reflected in the coins and their political-cultural background.
Every piece is documented with the respective photographic reproduction, both in real size and amplified, as well as with the corresponding numismatic data.  

Illustrated 
Published in 2012

Price: €18.87 + VAT


Forais Novos do Reinado de D. Manuel

José Manuel Garcia

This work sets out to present and reproduce one of the most valuable treasures of the library of Banco de Portugal, namely its collection of eleven new royal charters (forais novos) granted during the Reign of King Dom Manuel I, reproduced herein in their entirety. 
The study of these documents, carried out by José Manuel Garcia, an expert in Portuguese Discoveries and Expansion history, reflects the importance of the most relevant grounding reforms undertaken by Dom Manuel I, which are presented here in a clear and profusely illustrated manner.

Illustrated
Published in 2009

Price: €23.58 + VAT


History of the Portuguese Banking System - From the First Portuguese Bank to the Banco of Portugal’s Role as Central Bank – 1822-1931 - Volume I

Nuno Valério (coordination)

The purpose of this book is to summarise current knowledge, and to pave the way for new analytical studies that will form the basis for the new summary in the future. 
It presents some relevant broad guidelines of banking business in the World and in Europe at the time, laying out the political, economic and monetary framework of the development of the Portuguese banking system. 
This 1st issue is aimed at examining the development of the Portuguese banking system since the setting up of Banco de Lisboa (1822) up to the taking up by Banco de Portugal of its tasks as central bank (1931).

Illustrated 
Published in 2007

Price: €18.87 + VAT


History of the Portuguese Banking System - From the Bank of Portugal’s Role as a Central Bank to the European Monetary Union – 1831-1998 - Volume II 

Nuno Valério (coordination)

This second volume of the History of the Portuguese Banking System is a follow-up  of the study made in the first volume and describes the evolution from the Bank of Portugal’s assumption of the role of a central bank, on 1 July 1931, to the launch of the European Monetary Union on 1 January 1999. 
As in the first volume, an attempt has been made to provide a broad outline of each period, highlighting the main features to be noted in the evolution of banking at both a world level and a European level, presenting the political, economic and monetary framework governing the evolution of the Portuguese banking system, analysing the main facts of this evolution and discussing the relationship established between the banking system and the Portuguese economy and society in general.

Illustrated
Published in 2010

Price: €33.02 + VAT


The Escudo: The Portuguese currency unit 1911-2001

Nuno Valério

History of the development of the escudo, the Portuguese monetary unit in circulation from 1911 to 2001, its characteristics, and the underlying political, economic and financial background. 
This publication, in bilingual edition, is supplemented by 5 statistical attachments relating to money supply, interest rates, price indices, exchange rates and macro-economic variables. It also includes a list of the Presidents of the Republic, Heads of State, Finance Ministers and Governors of the Banco de Portugal. 
This work was illustrated with images of all banknotes and coins circulating during that period, of the Governors of the Banco de Portugal and of several Finance Ministers.

Illustrated 
Bilingual edition 
Published in 2001

Price: €28.30 + VAT


O Papel-Moeda em Portugal

The history of paper money in Portugal, from the so-called "escritos" of the Casa da Moeda, in 1687, to the banknotes issued in 1996. 
You may refer to the technical description and see reproductions of the "apólices pequenas", of the notes of the Banco de Lisboa, paper money issued in the 19th century by non-banking institutions, notes of issuer banks in the north of the country, bills of the Casa da Moeda, municipalities and other bodies, and notes of the Banco de Portugal. The book also includes a chapter on printing and issuing. 
The notes of the Banco de Portugal are extensively discussed here, including information on the plates, technical features, paper, size, signatures, issues and circulation. 
This second edition includes, in addition to the material published in the first edition, new examples of notes issued by other bodies by the end of the 19th century, as well as the latest issue of the Banco de Portugal.

Illustrated 
Published in 1997 (2nd edition revised and updated in 2 vols.)

Price: €47.17 + VAT


The Paper Money in Portugal | O Papel-Moeda em Portugal

Billingual edition in CD-ROM

The history of paper money in Portugal, from the so-called "escritos" of the Casa da Moeda, in 1687, to the banknotes issued in 1996. 
You may refer to the technical description and see reproductions of the "apólices pequenas", of the notes of the Banco de Lisboa, paper money issued in the 19th century by non-banking institutions, notes of issuer banks in the north of the country, bills of the Casa da Moeda, municipalities and other bodies, and notes of the Banco de Portugal. The book also includes a chapter on printing and issuing. 
The notes of the Banco de Portugal are extensively discussed here, including information on the plates, technical features, paper, size, signatures, issues and circulation. 
Includes the material published in the second edition of the book with the same title, published in 1997.

Published in 2002

Price: €12.19 + VAT


Uma Elite Financeira - Os Corpos Sociais do Banco de Portugal 1846-1914

Jaime Reis

This publication gathers the biographies of all the 190 leading figures who were members of the management of Banco de Portugal from 1846 to 1914. It is targeted at experts or merely interested readers. The biographies gathered here are often rather surprising. In addition to the naturally expected financial and business expertise, it covers some adventurous episodes and reveals personalities with unsuspected and unexpected success in a number of areas, such as the artistic, social, political, cultural, military or charity fields.  

Illustrated
Published in 2011

Price: €14.15 + VAT


Marcas de Poder - Moedas Visigodas em Território Português

Pedro Gomes Barbosa and José António Godinho Miranda

This book is organised in two parts: Introduction to the history of Visigoths and Exhibition catalogue, with the same denomination. 
The second part contains a detailed description of all coins exhibited, with the respective technical data, photographic reproduction both in real size and amplified, as well as a short biography of each of the Sovereigns ordering the issue of such coins.

Illustrated 
Published in 2006

Price: €14.15 + VAT


O Banco de Portugal - Das Origens a 1914 - I Vol - Antecedentes, Fundação e Consolidação - 1821-1857

Jaime Reis

Giving continuity to the project started by Professor Damião Peres - with the publication, in 1971, of the issue on the Banco de Lisboa, and in order to celebrate its 150th anniversary, this new edition corresponds to an old aspiration th of the Banco de Portugal - to divulge its history. 
Resulting from several years of research, this first issue includes a lively description of the time in which the Bank was founded and its course since then. 
It analyses the economic and political progress of the country during the first half of the 19th century - the state of the public finances and the Banco de Lisboa, the financial companies, the public rebellions, the financial crisis, the birth of the Banco de Portugal and its first years. 
The volume is illustrated with reproductions of engravings, explanatory tables and an annex with the financial companies of the middle of the 19th century, and its main shareholders.

Illustrated 
Published in 1996

Price: €28.30 + VAT


Os Relógios do Banco de Portugal

José Mota Tavares

The collection of clocks of  Banco de Portugal:
With this book, the Bank discloses to the public a selection of its clocks, presented according to a functional classification. 
This selection – divided into tower clocks, long-case clocks, table clocks, hanging clocks and utility watches  –, was based on the types of parts, their rarity and singularity, their esthetical characteristics and chiefly their functionality and framing within the daily activities of Banco de Portugal.

Illustrated
Published in 2005

Price: €23.58 + VAT


Charters de Almeida – Medalha, Medalha-Objecto, Cunhos, Estudos e Provas de Ensaio (Charters de Almeida – Medals, Table Medals, Metal Stamps, Sketches and Tests)

Charters de Almeida

This monograph offers a wider audience the notable contribution to medal work made by the sculptor João Charters de Almeida, who donated a great many of his medals and table medals to Banco de Portugal.

Illustrated
Published in 2010

Price: €5.66 + VAT


Promoting Excellence in European Statistics - 20 Years CMFB

The book ‘Promoting Excellence in European Statistics’ celebrates 20 years of the Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments Statistics (CMFB). The CMFB is the principal forum for co-ordinating work in statistics among the National Statistical Institutes and Eurostat, on the one hand, and the National Central Banks and the European Central Bank, on the other. 

This European committee was created in 1991 by decision of the Council, with the aim of supporting the European Commission in designing and implementing the work programmes in the fields of monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics. The committee is made up of representatives of the National Statistical Institutes and the National Central Banks, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

‘Promoting Excellence in European Statistics’ is divided into two sections. The first one focuses on the history of the CMFB and is mostly based on contributions from the CMFB ex-Chairmen. The second section addresses the CMFB initiatives to meet new challenges and encompasses several themes, such as cooperation, the new international guidelines, revision policies, the advisory role of the CMFB in relation to the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP), communication and statistical literacy and strategic priorities.

The CMFB has performed an important role in advising on issues relating to public finance statistics (budget deficit and public debt), in particular in relation to decisions in the area of Excessive Deficit Procedure. 

Illustrated
Published in 2011

Price: €9.43 + VAT


Genuinidade das Notas de Euro: manual destinado a profissionais bancários

This manual provides explanations of the security features in the euro banknotes, the “feel-look-tilt” test and the rules governing the retention of (suspected) counterfeit banknotes. 

Illustrated
Published in 2010

Free (Available at Banks' Library, Edifício Portugal, Rua Francisco Ribeiro, 2, Lisbon (next to Anjos underground station))


The Portuguese Economy in the Context of Economic, Financial and Monetary Integration 

Economics and Research Department

This work details independent research by economists of the Economics and Research Department of Banco de Portugal and aims at contributing towards a debate on the Portuguese economy in the context of its economic, monetary and financial integration in the European Union and the euro area. The findings broadly confirm the views expressed in the Bank’s publications over the past few years as regards the adjustment of the Portuguese economy to the shock from the integration in the European Monetary Union, which introduced a new economic policy regime in the country.

Published in 2009          

Price: €20.28 + VAT


Charters de Almeida: Memória e Intimismo – Medalha / Medalha - Objecto

Banco de Portugal, in commemoration of its 162nd anniversary, organised at its Oporto branch an exhibition entitled Memórias e Intimismo, displaying to visitors a large part of the collection of medals and object/medals donated by the sculptor Charters de Almeida to this institution.
The exhibition guide presented here reproduces the items on display and includes other information enabling a more adequate interpretation of the said exhibits.

Illustrated
Published in 2008

Free (Available at Banks' Library, Edifício Portugal, Rua Francisco Ribeiro, 2, Lisbon (next to Anjos underground station))


O Português: Moeda de prestígio internacional

Illustrated leaflet on the historical and political background that led to the striking of the so-called Portugueses and the influence of this coin on the minting of Portugalösers or Portugalóides.

Illustrated
Published in 2007

Free (Available at Banks' Library, Edifício Portugal, Rua Francisco Ribeiro, 2, Lisbon (next to Anjos underground station))


Catálogo das Obras Impressas no Estrangeiro nos Séculos XVII e XVIII: Colecção do Banco de Portugal

Isabel Vilares Cepeda and Leonor Antunes

Bibliographical catalogue containing descriptions and indices that facilitate the access to the books belonging to this collection, which is in its near entirety comprised of books that belonged to Fausto Amaral Figueiredo collection. These books together with other works from the 15th and 16th centuries constitute a remarkable repository of old books. 
Original documents can be consulted at the Library of Banco de Portugal by means of advance booking.

Published in 2005

Price: €18.87 + VAT

 


Catálogo das Obras Impressas em Portugal nos Séculos XVII e XVIII: Colecção do Banco de Portugal

Isabel Vilares Cepeda and Leonor Antunes

Bibliographical catalogue, like the previous volumes, this time concerning books printed in forign countries in 17th and 18th centuries. 
Original documents can be consulted at the Library of Banco de Portugal by means of advance booking.

Published in 2006

 

Price: €18.87 + VAT


Uma perspectiva histórica da política económica internacional (com notas sobre participação portuguesa)

António dos Santos Labisa

This book deals with international economic relations in the period between World War I and the turn of the 21st century.

Published in 2003

Price: €16.98 + VAT


Séries Longas para a Economia Portuguesa pós II Guerra Mundial (Vol II - Notas Metodológicas)

This publication contains the long series for the Portuguese Economy, covering the following five areas:

Monetary and Financial Statistics 
Balance of Payments 
General Government Accounts 
Population, Employment and Unemployment 
Production, Income and Expenditure

Published in 1997

Price: €11.32 + VAT


Assinaturas das Notas do Banco de Portugal

This book contains information on the general issues of banknotes of the Banco de Portugal, supplemented by short biographical notes on the Members of the Board who signed banknotes from 1847 to 1998 and their signatures.

Published in 1999

Price: €31.13 + VAT


Transição para a Moeda Única: A Preparação do Sistema Financeiro Português

This book contains the preparatory work of the Portuguese financial system with a view to the introduction of the euro. 
A description of both the main areas which required adjustments and of the instruments created in the banking system, securities market and insurance sector.

Published in 1999

Price: €18.87 + VAT


Historical Series for the Portuguese Economy Post - II World War (Vol I – Statistical Series)

This publication contains the long series for the Portuguese economy, revised and extended version for 1994 and 1995 covering the following five areas:

Monetary and Financial Statistics
Balance of Payment Statistics
General Government Accounts
Population, Employment and Unemployment Statistics
Production, Income and Expenditure Statistics

Published in 2000

Price: €11.76 + VAT


O Futuro dos Sistemas de Pagamentos

Organized by Abel Mateus and Filipe Santos

Information Technologies in the Bank Activity

Following an international congress on the impact of the information technologies on banking activity and their future evolution within the European single market, this work emerges, enriched with new contributions in addition to those presented in November, 1995. 
In this book you will find a comparison between the American and the European experience concerning payment systems within the context of the evolution of banking technologies. 
An evaluation is also made of the future of Portuguese banks and the impact that the monetary integration will have on the national payment systems.

Published in 1997

Price: €9.43 + VAT


Arte e Imagem das Notas do Banco de Lisboa

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This book examines the paper money issued by the Banco de Lisboa from 1822 to 1847, enhancing the characteristics of the graphic design and the artistic components which, historically, are associated with them. 
In a brief introduction, the historical evolution of money as money of exchange since its origin to the creation of the Banco de Lisboa. 
The first Portuguese notes and the artists that worked on them, from Sequeira to Gérard, biographies and artistic influences. Interpretative analyses of their design, necessarily associated with the taste and cultural preferences of the time. 
In appendix, a reproduction in reduced size of the notes and payment orders issued by the Banco de Lisboa, arranged in chronological order and with technical references. It includes a list of the directors who signed them and tables about the issuing of gold, silver and bronze notes.

Illustrated 
Published in 1996

Price: €32.93 + VAT


Manual dos Organismos Internacionais

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António dos Santos Labisa

This is a fairly comprehensive manual, tracing the origins and development of all types of interstate and private international bodies, within wide-ranging sectors of activity.

Published in 1995

Price: €17.92 + VAT


Convertibilidade Cambial

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Jorge Braga de Macedo, Barry Eichengreen e Jaime Reis

Procedings of the Conference Commemorating the 140th Aniversary of Portugal's participation in the Gold Standard

Published in 1994

Price: €15.09 + VAT


Portugal and Internal Market on the EEC - Proceedings of the International conference held in Lisbon, on October 6 and 7, 1989

José da Silva Lopes, Luis Miguel Beleza (ed.)

Compilation of the papers and addresses in the Lisbon International Conference

The editors of this work have compiled the most engaging papers on the free movement of capital and labour in the European Union. 
The Conference is organised in five main sections: The impact of the free movement of workers, the budgetary policy, the free movement of capital, Portugal as a member of the European Monetary System and the prospects for the development of Portugal within Europe.

Published in 1991

Price: €7.55 + VAT


Luís de Camões: Album de Estampas

Maria da Graça Silva Garcia

Fifty portraits of Luís de Camões belonging to the collection of the Banco de Portugal, arranged in chronological order, with a detailed analysis of each. 
Preface by José-Augusto França with an analysis of Camões iconography from the first known image of 1556, which depicts the poet arrested in Goa, to the present, represented by designs and paintings by José de Guimarães and sculptures by João Cutileiro.

Illustrated 
Published in 1983

Price: €11.89 + VAT


A Banca Central

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M.H. de Kock

Translation of Dr. De Kock’s work, describing central bank functions. Each chapter is devoted to one role and is supplemented by addenda by Álvaro Ramos Pereira, briefly outlining how Banco de Portugal performed such functions.

Published in 1982

Price: €3.49 + VAT


Money In Portugal: A Short History

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Available in French

L. Ribeiro Soares

Published on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Banco de Portugal, this work briefly overviews the evolution of the Portuguese currency since the founding of the nation as well as the underlying political and economic factors. 

Published in 1971

Free (Available at Banks' Library, Edifício Portugal, Rua Francisco Ribeiro, 2, Lisbon (next to Anjos underground station))


História do Banco de Portugal (Vol. I)

Damião Peres

Published for the 125th anniversary of the Banco de Portugal, this volume tells us about the genesis of the Banco de Portugal, its relationship with the state and individuals, and about the support provided by the Bank to the country’s economic and financial activities in a difficult period of its history. 
In the introduction, the author also describes, in broad terms, the origin of banking activity and the various attempts to create banks in Portugal. 
An appendix mostly composed of Annual Reports completes the volume.

Illustrated 
Published in 1971

Price: 7.45€ + VAT


Inovações Financeiras: Uma Introdução

Rui M. dos Santos and Helena Adegas

Financial techniques and operations developed in the 1980’s, mainly in the second half of this decade, with special application, but not exclusively, to the exchange markets: forward operations involving the fixing of interest rates or exchange rates, swap operations, futures and options. 
An interesting work for market operators and other people keen on financial issues.

Published in 1990

Price: €8.49 + VAT


Series - História Económica

by Jaime Reis (coord.)

A view of the contemporary History of Portugal
A series composed of recent and unpublished studies of recognised scientific importance within the scope of the Portuguese economic and financial history, with special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. 
Very interesting to scholars of the Portuguese economic history. 
It includes historical statistics on economics.

História Económica - published titles


Series - Obras Clássicas do Pensamento Económico Português

by José Luis Cardoso (coord.)
Main consultant: Manuel Jacinto Nunes

Studies of the Portuguese economic and social reality
Editorial initiative to publish manuscripts and out-of-print woks or papers. 
It contributes to a better knowledge of authors who in the past have constructed interpretations and analyses of the Portuguese economic and social reality. 
Made and designed by CISEP (Centro de Investigação sobre Economia Portuguesa) of the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, and financed by the Banco de Portugal and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

Obras Clássicas do Pensamento Económico Português - published titles 

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