Manuel Caldeira Cabral was born in Lisbon, in 1968.
He is member of the Assembly of the Republic elected by Braga district since October 2015.
He was Professor of Economy in Universidade do Minho since 2004.
He was columnist in Jornal de Negócios since 2007.
He represented the Socialist Party during the negotiation process of European Union financial funds («Portugal 2020») in 2013 and 2014.
He was an invited researcher in World Bank Department of Commerce Investigation and Economic Integration, in Washington, in 2012.
He was economic advisor of the Minister of State and Finance between 2009 and 2011 and economic advisor of the Minister of Economy and Innovation in 2009.
He was member of the Council for the Promotion of Internationalization (2010 and 2011) and of the Coordination Network for the Strategy Europe 2020 (2010 and 2011).
He was appraiser of the Open Budget Questionnaire of Timor Leste (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) for International Budget Partnership.
He worked in the cooperation program of the Foundation of Portuguese Universities in Timor Leste (in 2004 and 2007).
He was researcher of the Economy Department of Nottingham University during his PhD.
He was advisor of the Economy Department of Universidade do Minho until he finished his PhD.
He was advisor of the Portuguese Insurers Association (1991-1992).
While he was studying, he worked as a journalist in Diário Económico and Semanário Económico (1988-91).