Sofia Teives Henriques is an Assistant Professor at the University of Porto and an affiliated researcher at cefUP and at the Department of Economic History at Lund University. She holds a Ph.D. in Economic History from Lund University (2011), a master's in Economics, Energy, and Environmental Policies from ISEG, and an Economics Degree from ISCTE (2001). Before joining the University of Porto, she conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Business Economics at the University of Southern Denmark (2012-2014), was a researcher at Lund University (2015-2020), and was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (2016), Rachel Carson Center in Munich (2017) and University Paris Diderot (2018). Her main interests lie in the intersection between energy and natural resources, technological change, long-term economic growth, and environmental sustainability. One main research area deals with Portuguese and European long-term economic development, with a focus on industrialization and the role of energy and technology adoption as a driver of economic growth. A second research topic investigates how different socio-economic drivers and energy and climate policies impact the sustainability of energy systems over space and time. She has published several articles in international journals such as Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, Energy Policy, Energy, and Ecological Economics. She has taught bachelor and master courses on Global and Portuguese Economic History, Energy Economics, and Sustainability and supervised several master theses on economic history, energy, innovation, and sustainability topics. She has organized several sessions at international conferences and is a member of the Exergy Economics group.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Sofia Teives Henriques

Nomes de citação

  • Henriques, Sofia
  • Henriques, ST
  • Teives, S

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • shenriques@fep.up.pt (Profissional)


  • 912747117 (Pessoal)


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Ciências do Ambiente
  • Ciências Sociais - Economia e Gestão - Economia


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Grau Classificação
2013 - 2013
Lecture Training Programme (Pós-doutoramento)
Syddansk Universitet, Dinamarca
Economic History (Doutoramento)
Lund Universitet Ekonomihogskolan, Suécia
"Energy Transitions, Economic Growth and Structural Change.Portugal in a Long-run Comparative Perspective" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Economia e Política da Energia e do Ambiente (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Portugal
"Os consumos domésticos de energia em Portugal" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
1997 - 2001
Economics (Licenciatura)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2014/11/01 - Atual Investigador (Investigação) Lund Universitet Ekonomihogskolan, Suécia
Lund Universitet Ekonomihogskolan, Suécia
2012/01/01 - 2014/06/30 Pós-doutorado (Investigação) Syddansk Universitet, Dinamarca
Syddansk Universitet, Dinamarca

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2021/10/15 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
Centro de Economia e Finanças, Portugal


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2018/02 - 2018/02/28 Visiting Researcher Université Paris Diderot-Paris7 - Bâtiment des Grands Moulins, França
2017/06/01 - 2017/08/31 Rachel Carson Fellow Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Alemanha
2016/09/30 - 2017/01/31 Visiting Researcher Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Ciência e Tecnologia do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2016/01/05 - 2016/07/31 Visiting Researcher University of Cambridge, Reino Unido


Designação Financiadores
2017/06 - 2017/08 Energy transitions in the city: Lisbon 1854-2006
Bolseiro de Integração na Investigação
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Alemanha
2016/05/01 - 2016/07/31 3 month research stay at Cambridge University: Long-run energy efficiency trends in the European manufacturing sector (1870-2013)
Research-stay grant


Designação Financiadores
2020/01/01 - 2020/08/31 Rethinking the economic take-off of Denmark
Bolseiro de Cientista Convidado
Em curso
2015/11/01 - 2019/12/31 Energy use and Economic growth: a long-run European study
Lunds universitet Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Suécia
2018/10 - 2019/06 Energy use and economic growth: a long-run European study (1870-2013)
supervision research assistant
Lund Universitet Ekonomihogskolan, Suécia
Crafoordska Stiftelsen
2014/11/01 - 2017/12/31 Who did the dirty work? Energy embodied in European and Global Trade.
2012/01/01 - 2013/12/31 Long-run energy transitions and CO2 emissions: The Danish Case
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
Syddansk Universitet, Dinamarca
2002/03/10 - 2004/07/29 Electricity and the question of energy in Portugal: Production distribution and consumption (1890-1973)
Bolseiro de Iniciação Científica
Universidade do Algarve Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia


Designação Financiadores
2006 - 2008 Marie Curie Research Training Network: Unifying the European Experience
Bolseiro de Doutoramento


Artigo em revista
  1. Paul Sharp; Sofia Henriques; Eoin Mclaughlin; Xanthi Tsoukli; Christian Vedel. "A Microlevel Analysis of Danish Dairy Cooperatives: Opportunities for Large Data in Business History – ERRATUM". Enterprise & Society (2023): https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2023.13.
  2. Paul Sharp; Sofia Henriques; Eoin McLaughlin; Xanthi Tsoukli; Christian Vedel. "A Microlevel Analysis of Danish Dairy Cooperatives: Opportunities for Large Data in Business History". Enterprise & Society (2023): https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2023.5.
  3. Ricardo Pinto; Sofia T. Henriques; Paul E. Brockway; Matthew Heun; Tânia Sousa. "The rise and stall of world electricity efficiency:1900–2017, results and insights for the renewables transition". Energy 269 (2023): 126775-126775. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2023.126775.
  4. Paul Steenwyk; Matthew Kuperus Heun; Paul Brockway; Tânia Sousa; Sofia Henriques. "The Contributions of Muscle and Machine Work to Land and Labor Productivity in World Agriculture Since 1800". Biophysical Economics and Sustainability 7 2 (2022): https://doi.org/10.1007/s41247-022-00096-z.
  5. Zeus Guevara; SofiaTeives Henriques; Tânia Sousa. "Driving factors of differences in primary energy intensities of 14 European countries". Energy Policy 149 (2021): 112090-112090. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.112090.
  6. Henriques, Sofia; Sharp, P. "Without coal in the age of steam and dams in the age of electricity: an explanation for the failure of Portugal to industrialize before the Second World War". European Review of Economic History 25 1 (2021): 85-105. https://doi.org/10.1093/ereh/heaa017.
    Publicado • 10.1093/ereh/heaa003
  7. Felício, Laura; Henriques, Sofia T.; Serrenho, André; Domingos, Tiago; Sousa, Tânia. "Insights from Past Trends in Exergy Efficiency and Carbon Intensity of Electricity: Portugal, 1900- 2014". Energies 12 3 (2019): 534. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12030534.
    Publicado • 10.3390/en12030534
  8. Henriques, Sofia. "Fuelling the English Breakfast: hidden energy flows in the Anglo-danish trade". Regional Environmental Change (2017):
  9. Henriques, Sofia. "The Drivers of Long- run Co2 emissions in Europe, North America and Japan since 1800". Energy Policy (2017):
  10. Henriques, Sofia. "International trade and energy intensity during European Industrialization". Ecological Economics (2017):
  11. Henriques, Sofia. "The need for robust, consistent methods in societal exergy accounting". Ecological Economics (2017):
  12. Henriques, Sofia Teives; Sharp, Paul. "The Danish agricultural revolution in an energy perspective: a case of development with few domestic energy sources". The Economic History Review 69 3 (2015): 844-869. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ehr.12236.
    Publicado • 10.1111/ehr.12236
  13. Henriques, Sofia Teives; Kander, Astrid. "The modest environmental relief resulting from the transition to a service economy". Ecological Economics 70 2 (2010): 271-282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.08.010.
Artigo em revista (magazine)
  1. Henriques, ST. "A transição energética em Portugal numa perspetiva comparada", Indústria e Ambiente , 2020, https://www.industriaeambiente.pt/noticias/editorial-transicao-energetica/.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Henriques, ST. "Os ciclos de desenvolvimento". In História da Energia. Portugal 1890-1980, 15-31. Livros Horizonte, 2005.
  2. Henriques, ST. "Energia e Indústria". In História da Energia. Portugal 1890-1980. Livros Horizonte, 2005.
  3. Henriques, ST. "Os consumos domésticos de energia". In História da Energia. Portugal 1890-1980. Livros Horizonte, 2005.
  1. Henriques, ST. Energy transitions, economic growth and structural change: Portugal in a long-run comparative perspective. Suécia. 2011.
  2. Henriques, Sofia. Energy consumption in Portugal 1856-2006. Naples: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Instituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo. 2009.

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2019/06/20 World coal primary-useful energy 1800-2015 European Society of Ecological Economics
(Helsinki, Finlândia)
2018/05/29 Energy and the city: Lisbon energy transition 1856-2015 Lisbon Economic History Seminars
(Lisbon, Portugal)
2017/09/06 From primary to useful energy: energy transitions in Denmark 1870-2013 15th International Association Energy Economics Conference
(Vienna, Áustria)
2017/07/06 Energy Transitions and the city: Lisbon from 1854 to 2006 Rachel Carson Centre
Munich (Alemanha)
2017/06/29 Energy transitions and the city. Lisbon from 1856 to 2006
2017/05/01 Energy transition in the city:Lisbon from 1856 to 2006
Institut of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adriá Klagenfurt University
2017/03/10 From primary to useful en(x)ergy: Denmark 1870-2013
2017/03/01 Fuelling the Energy Basket: Hidden energy flows in the Anglo-Danish Trade Fuelling the english brekfast: hidden energy flows in the Anglo Danish Trade
Lund University
2017/03 Fuelling the Energy Basket: Hidden energy flows in the Anglo-Danish Trade Lund Economic History Seminars
2016/12/03 Fuelling the english Breakfast (invited talk) Winter Conference Bristish Agriculture History Society
2016/07/21 Energy use and economic growth in Europe ( 1870-2013)
2016/06/25 Fuelling the English Breakfast
International Conference Ecological Economics
2015/08 Understanding the decline of final energy intensity in Denmark: highlighting the role of energy efficiency (1972-2009) XVII World Economic History Congress, Kyoto


Título / Tema
Papel desempenhado
Curso (Tipo)
Instituição / Organização
2022/10 - 2023/10 O papel ativo do consumidor na transição energética. Implementação de Sistemas FV como Solução para Edifícios Multifamiliares em Portugal
Economia e Gestão do Ambiente
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2022/10 - 2023/10 Defining the implementation of a sustainability stratefy at Lhoist: an unusual Bottom-up approach
Economia e Gestão do Ambiente (Mestrado)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2022/07 - 2023/10 Impacto das energias renováveis no crescimento económico
Orientador de Luís Miranda
Economia (Mestrado)
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2022 - 2023 Iron and Steel Evolution of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions
Engenharia Mecânica (Mestrado)
Universidade de Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
2018 - 2018 Impacts of shortage in raw materials for electromobility
Master in International Economics with Focus in China (Mestrado)
2018 - 2018 Assessing the Environmental Impact of Process Automation in German Manufacturing GVCs
2017 - 2017 Urban energy and environmental policy: the case of Shanghai since the 2000’s
2017 - 2017 The short and long-term effect of income inequality on economic performance
Master in Economic Development and Growth
2017 - 2017 Portuguese societal exergy accouting – past and future
Master in Environmental Engineering (Mestrado)
2016 - 2016 Crises and their impact on the energy system 1900-2013
Innovation and Spatial Dynamics (Mestrado)
Lunds universitet Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Suécia
2016 - 2016 What are the key drivers of CO2 emissions in Denmark from 1980 to 2012? A decomposition using an LMDI approach
Master in Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics
Lunds universitet Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen, Suécia
2016 - 2016 Examining the impact of driving factors of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions using the STIRPAT model: The case of Ethiopia

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2019 - 2019 Co-organization of Session at European Ecological Economics Conference " Unlocking new insights into the economic-ecological aspects of global energy transitions: construction of a World Primary-Final-Useful (WPFU) energy database from 1800 onwards" (2019)
Conferência (Coorganizador)
2018/08/03 - 2018/08/03 Co-organization Session "Energy efficiency, economic growth and environment" at World Economic History Congress, Boston (2018/07/29 - 2018/08/03)
2018/05/13 - 2018/05/15 Co-organization of Session: History: Constructing a long-run World Primary-Final-Useful (WPFU) exergy dataset (2019/05/13 - 2019/05/15)
2018 - 2018 Co-organized Session " Energy, environment and sustainability" ESSHC Belfast (2018/04/04 - 2018/04/07)
2016/04/01 - 2016/04/03 Co-organization of session " Energy, Trade and efficiency: divergence and convergence in modern Growth" at Economic History Society Conference (2016/01/04 - 2016/03/04)
Conferência (Coorganizador)

Comissão de avaliação

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de assessoria
Instituição / Organização Entidade financiadora
2021/02/16 - Atual External opponent PhD seminar- thesis project, student Sandra Morais, thesis " Energia e prática culinária no século XX em Portugal. Do carvão à eletricidade: o caso de Lisboa (1900-1980)" Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2023/09/17 - Atual Seminário de Economia ( Licenciatura) Economia Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2022/02 - Atual História Económica e Social (Licenciatura) Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2022 - Atual Seminars II (Master)
2022 - Atual Economia e Política da Energia
2012 - Atual Guest Lecture, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
2008 - Atual Energy security and Sustainability in a larger Europe, Joint Summer School University of California and Lund
2023/02 - 2023/09 Economia Portuguesa e Europeia Economia Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Economia, Portugal
2017 - 2018 Energy, Innovation and Sustainability (Master)
2016 - 2017 Ekonomisk historia: Hållbar utveckling-debatt, teori och empiri
2012 - 2013 Philosophy of Science for Economic Students
2009 - 2011 Energy, Innovation and Sustainability

Revisão ad hoc de artigos em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2023 - Atual Scandinavian Economic History Review
2022 - Atual População e Sociedade
2023/08 - 2023/11 Revista História Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin America Economic History Review
2023/10 - 2023/10 Nature Sustainability
2023 - 2023 Historical Methods
2023 - 2023 European Review of Economic History
2022 - 2022 Revista de História Económica-Journal of Iberian and Economic History
2016 - 2016 Energy and Social Science Research

Outra distinção

2015 Travel and accommodation Grant, October 2015
Harvard University Center for the Environment, Estados Unidos