Lisbeth Rodrigues obtained a BA in History at the University of Minho (Portugal) and received her PhD in History from the same University (2013). She specialized in early modern welfare institutions and has published papers on charity, credit and debt in the early modern period. Currently, she a is Junior Research Associate at CSG/GHES, Lisbon School of Economics and Management and a member of the research project “Sovereign debt and private credit in Portugal (1668-1797)” (PTDC/HAR- HIS/28809/2017). Among others, her research interests lie mostly on credit markets and the uses of justice in the early modern period. More recently, her primary research interest has been the study of Misericórdias (Portuguese lay brotherhoods) and credit markets in Portugal, particularly the financial functions of these brotherhoods as one of the most relevant institutional creditors of private and public credit in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her recent publications include: “Debt Litigation and the Performance of Law Courts in Eighteenth-Century Portugal”, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 50, 2 (2019), pp. 237-268 http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jinh_a_01411; “Os padrões de juro da Misericórdia de Lisboa (1767-1797)”, Ler História 74 (2019), pp. 137-160 http://journals.openedition.org/lerhistoria/4730; “O incumprimento do crédito no século XVIII: o caso da Misericórdia de Lisboa”, in Finanças, Instituições, Crédito e Moeda em Portugal e no Império (séculos XVI-XVIII), (eds.) Bruno Lopes, Roger Lee de Jesus, Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2019, pp. 229-260.