Sofia Teives Henriques

Membership:  2017

Member Bio

Sofia Teives Henriques completed her PhD in economic history at Lund University (Sweden) in 2011. In 2012–2013 she was the recipient of a Carlsberg Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Since 2014, she has been a research fellow in the Department of Economic History at Lund University, where she studies energy transitions in a long-run international comparative perspective.
One focus of her research is on the role of energy resources as a crucial contributor to the industrialization process of coal-poor countries, such as Portugal and Denmark. Another is on the identification of the drivers that influence the ever-changing interplay between environment and economic growth as countries evolve their economic structures from agriculture towards industry and services. During her stay at the Rachel Carson Center, Sofia will study the energy transitions of Lisbon (Portugal) in the last two hundred years.


  • with Paul Warde. “Fuelling the English Breakfast: Hidden Energy Flows Embodied in the Anglo-Danish Trade 1870–1913.” Regional Environmental Change, forthcoming 2017.
  • with Astrid Kander, Paul Warde, Hana Nielsen, Viktoras Kullionis, and Sven Hagen. “Who Did the Dirty Work? International Trade and the Energy Intensity during European Industrialization, 1870–1935.” Ecological Economics139 (2017): 33–44.
  • with Karol Borowiecki. “The Drivers of Long- Run Co2 Emissions in Europe, North America, and Japan since 1800.” Energy Policy 101 (2017): 537–49.
  • with Paul Sharp. “The Danish Agricultural Revolution in an Energy Perspective: A Case of Development with Few Energy Resources.” The Economic History Review 69, no. 3 (2016): 844–69.
  • with Astrid Kander. “The Modest Environmental Relief Resulting from a Transition to a Service Economy.” Ecological Economics 70, no. 2 (2010): 271–82.
  • Energy Consumption in Portugal 1856–2006. Naples: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Instituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo, 2009.