Susana Münch Miranda obtained her PhD in Portuguese Overseas History from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2007). Currently, she is research fellow at CSG/GHES, Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), and a member of the research project “Sovereign debt and private credit in Portugal (1668-1797)” (PTDC/HAR-HIS/28809/2017). She lectured at FCSH-UNL and Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Management and was research fellow at Leiden University and CIDEHUS-Universidade de Évora. Her research intersects economic history and the history of early modern institutions, with a special focus on state formation and empire-building. She has contributed to topics such as the transference of European fiscal institutions to colonial settings, the role of colonial elites in imperial governance, the regulation of land property rights, and the role transnational business networks played in the exploitation of colonial resources. The Portuguese sovereign debt in the early modern period is currently at the center of her research, with a special focus on the legal and institutional framework that underpinned debt administration. Selected publications: Miranda, S.M. (2019), “Risk and Failure in Tax Farming: De Bruijn & Cloots of Lisbon and the Portuguese Tobacco Monopoly, 1722-1727”, Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, 43(1):1-24 doi:10.1017/S0165115319000093; Antunes, C. and S.M. Miranda (2019), “Going Bust: Some Reflections on Colonial Bankruptcies”, Itinerario:International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction, 43(1):1-16 doi:10.1017/S0165115319000056; Antunes, C., S.M. Miranda and J.P. Salvado (2018), “The Resources of Others: Dutch Exploitation of European Expansion and Empires, 1570-1800”, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 131(3):501-521 https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGESCH2018.3.006.ANTU; Miranda, S.M. (2017) Fiscal System and Private Interests in Portuguese Asia under the Habsburgs, 1580-1640”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 60(3): 202-232. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685209-12341424; Miranda, S.M. (2017), “Coping with Europe and the Empire, 1500-1620”, in An Agrarian History of Portugal, 1000-2000: Economic Development on the European Frontier. ed. P. Lains e D. Freire, Leiden: Brill, 71-100 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004311527_005; Costa, L.Freire, P. Lains and S.M. Miranda (2016), An Economic History of Portugal, 1143-2010, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.