António Leitão Amaro is preparing his PhD dissertation at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon, Portugal) on Institutional Independence in Monetary and Fiscal Policies. For 7 years he taught several law courses at Universidade de Lisboa, and published articles in Portuguese law and economics journals. He is a current Marshall Memorial Fellow at the German Marshal Fund of the United States.
He served for three terms as elected Member of the Portuguese national Parliament (Assembleia da República) (2009-2019), where he was Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party (PSD/EPP) Parliamentary Group (2015-2019). He also served as Secretary of State for Local Government in the national Government of Portugal (2013-2015). Previously he worked as associate lawyer (Cuatrecasas, Lisbon, Portugal) and business consultant.
He holds a Masters (LLM, 2008) from Harvard Law School, Harvard University, an LLB (Licenciatura, 2003) from Universidade de Lisboa (2003), and two Post-graduate degrees in Economics and in Antitrust and Regulation from Universidade de Lisboa (2016), and Universidade de Coimbra (2005), respectively.