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Institution

University of Ioannina
Economics

Department of Economics

University of Ioannina Campus

Ioannina

451 10

Greece

Research Interests

sustainable development, public policy assessment, sovereign wealth management, Sovereign Wealth Funds, natural resources, renewables, hydrocarbons, water, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, institutions, labour markets, technology innovation, economy energy and environmental modelling, scenario analysis

 

Topics to speak on:

sustainable development, public policy assessment, sovereign wealth management, Sovereign Wealth Funds, natural resources, renewables, hydrocarbons, water, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, institutions, labour markets, technology innovation, economy energy and environmental modelling, scenario analysis

Words of Wisdom

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change"

Charles Darwin

Biography

I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, Greece. I hold a PhD in Economics and Business from the University of Reading, UK. I am one of the 39 new members, first in Greece, selected on the grounds of the excellence of their scientific research and the demonstrated societal engagement to join the Global Young Academy in June 2022 for a tenure of five years. I act as a representative at the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences (FEMISE). I am invited expert member of the foresight group, coordinated by Plan Bleu, on the Mediterranean basin "MED 2050" project. I coordinate the projects "Energy governance for sustainable development" funded by the EEA grants and “Structural capacities for tackling wicked problems” (Erasmus+). I act as invited scientific advisory board member in the START2030 project funded by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and in the Life Beware project. I have been selected twice as expert member of the Body of Knowledge as well as mentor and trainer for the Cross-KIC (EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Climate, EIT Raw Materials) initiative “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”. I have acted as expert proposal evaluator for the French National Research Agency and reviewer for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. I am the lead editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Politics and Economics of Natural Resources. I have more than 10 years of professional experience with multi-sectoral networks across the knowledge triangle and have participated in more than 35 projects funded by national and international bodies (European Commission, World Bank, Bank of Greece, Ministry of the Environment of Cyprus, etc.). I apply in my work economic methods and tools to address questions related to sustainable development, public policy assessment, sovereign wealth management (Sovereign Wealth Funds), natural resources with focus on renewables, hydrocarbons and water, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, institutions, labour markets, technology innovation, economy energy and environmental modelling and scenario analysis. My publications appear in leading economics peer reviewed journals (Economics letters, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment, Economic Systems, Resources Policy, etc.) and in edited volumes. I contribute to the public dialogue and science communication with publications in the media and with participation in public dissemination events.

 

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