Manuel da Rocha
Manuel da Rocha is an Economist and Full Professor of the Catholic University of Angola (UCAN).
Mr da Rocha took two postgraduate courses in France, one in economic models and another in restrictive economic practices. He is a corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, a member of the Geographical Society of Lisbon (Academic), a member of the Portuguese Economists’ Association (Academic), a member of the Angolan Economists' Association, a member of the Senate and Scientific Advisory Board of UCAN and has written 13 books on the economic and social realities of Angola and Sub-Saharan Countries. He has been involved in creating several collections of books, the last of which was on the flight of capital from Angola and Africa. Every year, he participates in an average of ten national and international conferences.
Between October and December 2016, he was Visiting Professor at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Oxford (UK).
Mr da Rocha has worked at the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the International Labour Organization and UNCTAD. He was Senior Technical Adviser for different UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) agencies for ten years, and between 2001 and 2008 worked with the European Commission in Angola.
Between 2001 and 2013, he was an Associate Professor and since 2014 has been a Full Professor at the Catholic University of Angola where he teaches Public Finance, Theory of Economic Integration and International Economics (at the Faculty of Law between 2001 and 2005).
He also held university teaching positions at the University of Angola’s Faculty of Economics between 1972 and 1977 and in the Economics Department of the University of Évora (Portugal) from 1979 to 1989.
Mr da Rocha has also completed several research works on the economic and social realities of Angola and Africa in general.