Karkalakos Sotirios

Sotiris Karkalakos holds the position of Associate Professor at University of Piraeus. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and an M.Sc. in Financial Economics from Florida Atlantic University (USA). He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Economics (B.A.) from the University of Piraeus (Greece).

He has previously held positions at the University of Exeter (UK), Keele University (UK), DePaul University (USA) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). His main research interests are empirical regional economics, corporate taxation, spatial analysis, and microeconometrics. His work combines expertise in valuation strategy of real estate assets, spatial allocation of financial activity and competition effects. He is interested in the design of spatial networks mostly likely to promote sales or reallocate resources (i.e., transfer pricing).

He attends numerous international conferences and workshops. He regularly publishes papers in international journals such as Canadian Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics and Journal of Applied Economics as well as serving as referee for multiple international journals.


Economidou Charikleia (Claire)

Claire Economidou is Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus. From 2009 till 2014 she was Assistant Professor in the same Department. Before joining University of Piraeus, she was Assistant Professor at the Utrecht School of Economics (USE) of Utrecht University in the Netherlands from 2004 until 2009. Furthermore, she has worked for six months (2004) to EUROSTAT (EU Commission) on Sector Trade in Luxembourg.

She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2004), Masters in Economics (MA) from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2000), and a bachelor (BSc) in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1997).

Her research interests focus on the fields of Economic Growth & Development and International Trade. More specifically, the current investigation examines the role of productivity, technology, efficiency and trade on countries’ growth (industries).

Her research has been published in top quality journals such as European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others, and financed by European Research Council (ERC) grants and by National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) grants.

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Psillaki Maria

Maria Psillaki is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus. She studied at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, in France where she received her Bachelor, Master and PhD with the highest honors. For her PhD, she received a scholarship from the French Ministry of Education.

She has held visiting research positions in London (Birckbeck College, University of London) as Visiting Researcher (Post Docroral Research Fellow), funded by the CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) and ERSC (Economic and Social Research Council) and in Chicago as Visitor Researcher at the Graduate Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. She has also held visiting faculty positions at European and American universities such as the Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA), Department of Business Administration, and the University of Cyprus, Department of Public and Business Administration. Before joining the University of Piraeus in 2009, she was Associate Professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in the Economics Department from 2001 to 2008. She has participated in various European research Programs.

She has published in reviewed journals such as the Journal of Small Business Management, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Small Business Economics, the Applied Financial Economics, the Journal of Productivity Analysis. She served as referee in a number of reputed journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Small Business Economics, the European Journal of Operational Research.

From 2009 to 2012 she was Vice President of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA). Her areas of expertise are in corporate finance, and banking.

Fotis Panagiotis

Panagiotis Fotis is a Doctor of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and is working at the Hellenic Competition Committee. He holds Mphil and Msc in economics from the Universities of Glasgow and AUEB – University of Athens.

The thesis focuses on Competition Policy and Industrial Organization. He is head of the MIB Division the Competition Commission. He has taught in universities: AUEB, Piraeus, Greece Central courses of Microeconomics, Economics of Environment and Evaluation Investment.

He has published scientific articles in international and Greek journals and is the co-author of the book ‘The Competitive structure of Gasoline Industry, Gazoline Price Asymmetries Across the Globe’.

Karampinos Dimitrios

Dimitrios Karampinos is a Group Leader in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Technische Universität München (TUM), leading the Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group since September 2012. He received his Diploma from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens in 2003. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Between 2009 and 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in the University of California, San Francisco.

Kotsogiannis Christos

Professor Christos Kotsogiannis joined Exeter in 2001. His research is in the field of public economics, and he has had work published in journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Urban Economics and International Tax and Public Finance. Currently, Professor Kotsogiannis holds a Leverhulme Fellowship that is allowing him to pursue work on trade-induced climate change.

Professor Christos Kotsogiannis has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and a consultant for the World Bank.

Tsoutsoura Margarita

Margarita Tsoutsoura is Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. She earned her PhD in finance from the Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, her MSc in financial engineering from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, and her BSc in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece.

Her most recent research studies whether shareholders can discipline directors through annual elections mechanism. Her work on tax evasion was awarded the 2013 Wharton School-WRDS Award for Best Empirical Finance Paper. The Fulbright Fellowship and the WFA Trefftzs Award and are amongst Tsoutsoura’s other varied honors and fellowships.

Beyond her research, Tsoutsoura also has experience teaching graduate students in the Masters of Science program at Columbia University.

Kyritsis Dimitrios

Professor Dimitrios Kyritsis is the head of Mechanical Science and Engineering at Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates. Before his current appointment, Professor Kyritsis served in the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he joined in 2002. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral associate and a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and the recipient of the R.R. Teetor Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the CAREER award of the US National Science Foundation, the Accenture Award for excellence in advising, the Everitt award for excellence in teaching and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007-8). He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Alternative Propulsion and the Journal of Energy Engineering and he serves on the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame.

Zikos Vasileios

Vasileios Zikos is an Assistant Professor at Research Institute for Policy Evaluation and Design (RIPED), at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).

His research interests include Applied Microeconomics and Behavioral Economics.

He gained his PhD at the Loughborough University, UK and he has published papers in international journals.


Deltas George

George Deltas holds the position of Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and an M.A. in Economics from Yale University. He graduated B.Sc. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.