It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the page of the Institute for Economic, Financial and Tax Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (IDEFF).
The many individuals who have attended postgraduate courses organized by the Institute or participated in other initiatives carried out by ourselves know that one can expect rigour, experience and innovation from ourselves. To those of you now contacting us for the first time we would warmly appeal to you to come and work with IDEFF.
Heir to the rich tradition of the teaching of legal and economic sciences at the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University, the IDEFF has gradually extended its activity in an area undergoing profound change in which the international dimension is increasingly present.
The IDEFF brings together reflection on the major socio-economic issues of our time alongside its technical preparation, as evidenced by the successive conferences that we have been organising.
The Journal of Public Finance and Tax Law, of which I am honoured to be the founder and director, as well as the Journal of Competition and Regulation Law, published in collaboration with the Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrência), have become key fora for debate in these areas.
The quality and quantity of prestigious names in the fields of Law, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Journalism who agreed to join us constitutes a major legacy we have sought to honour.
The goal which we have always pursued is that of placing the University at the service of civil society, helping to research problems related to major national issues, which is more relevant today than ever.
We intend to continue to play a central and pioneering role in this area. Your help and commitment to our work will be decisive. We count on everyone.
Eduardo Paz Ferreira
President of IDEFF
Senior Professor at the Faculty of Law of Lisbon University