Manuel Caldeira Cabral was born in Lisbon in 1968.
He has been a member of the Socialist Party elected by Braga since October 2015.
He is Professor of Economics at the University of Minho since 2004.
He writes a biweekly column in Jornal de Negócios, since 2007.
He represented the Socialist Party in the negotiation of the Community support framework 2020 (2013-2014).
He was a Visiting Researcher at the World Bank’s Trade and Economic Integration Research Department in Washington in 2012 on sabbatical leave.
He was Economic Advisor to the Minister of State and Finance of the XVIII Government between 2009 and 2011 and Economic Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation of the XVII Government (in 2009).
He was a member of the Council for the Promotion of Internationalization (2010 and 2011) and of the Europe 2020 Network Coordinating Network (2010 and 2011).
Was an evaluator of the Open Budget Questionaire of East Timor (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) for the International Budget Partnership.
He was a Cooperator of the program of the Portuguese Universities Foundation in East Timor (2004 and 2007).
He worked as a full-time researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Nottingham, as a PhD student, with a PhD scholarship in Praxis XXI.
He was assistant of the Department of Economy of the University of Minho, until completing the PhD.
Was advisor to the Portuguese Association of Insurers (1991-1992).
He was a Journalist at the journals Diário Económico and Semanário Económico, as a student worker (1988-91).