After finishing secondary school in Greece I earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics in 1983 from Bates College, Maine, USA. Consequently I pursued post-graduate studies and I earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Binghamton
University/State University of New York in 1991.
My first teaching job was at Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1989, followed by appointments at Potsdam College of SYNY and the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. In 1995 I joined the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), Greece. Between 2000-2014 I held numerous administrative positions: Assistant Academic Dean, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs and International Programmes, Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services, Acting Provost and Associate Provost. .
Currently I am Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business of Liverpool Hope University and its Director of Curriculum Development and Accreditation, spearheading the drive towards achieving AACSB accreditation. I also contribute to the School’s international strategy and coordinate its Post-Graduate Programmes.
My research interests lie in the area of the economics of conflict, with presentations and publications on strike activity, international relations and the Eurozone debt crisis.
SELECTED ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC AND TRADE JOURNALS
"How Asymmetrically Increasing Joint Strike Costs Need Not Lead to Fewer Strikes", co-authored with Solomon W. Polachek, Atlantic Economic Journal, 2017, forthcoming.
“Only the Creation of Surplus Re-cycling Mechanisms Will Provide an Outlet to the Crisis”, Newspaper EXPRESS, February 12, 2013, co-authored with K. Nikolakopoulos.
“Expansionary Prospects Uncertain in 2014”, Newspaper EXPRESS, February 2, 2013.
“On Competitiveness: Myth and Reality”, Newspaper KERDOS, January 29, 2012: 8-9.
“New Drachma or Euro? The Lesser of Two Evils”, Newspaper KERDOS, January 7, 2012: 6.
“Political Realism and Economic Cohesion in the Eurozone”, Trade Journal EPIKAIRA, August 18, 2011: 60-61, co-authored with K. Nikolakopoulos.
“Euro-Pact: Blessing or Curse?”, Newspaper KATHIMERINI, July 23, 2011, co-authored with K. Nikolakopoulos.
“Systemic Crises and Conflicts in the Eurozone”, in G. A. Hardouvelis and C. Gortsos (eds), The International Crisis, the Crisis in the Eurozone and the Greek financial system (in Greek). Athens, Hellenic Bank Federation, June 2011: 287-303. (Co-authored with K. Nikolakopoulos)
“Imbalances in the Eurozone”, Newspaper KATHIMERINI, February 6, 2011 (Sunday financial section, pg. 6), co-authored with K. Nikolakopoulos.
“Trade and Conflict: The Dyad of Greece and Turkey”, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2007: 67-74.
Article contribution in a discussion titled “Myths and Realities on Private Higher Education”, En-Thesis, special publication for newspaper KATHIMERINI, June 2007: 73.
“Private, non-Profit Universities in Greece: Expected Benefits”, Newspaper AGGELIOFOROS, February 7, 2006: 44, co-authored with Panos Vlachos.
“A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Instituting a 35-hour Work Week”, Trade Journal Oikonomikos Tachydromos, No 6 (2596), February 2004: 67-68.
“A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Potential Biases in Students’ Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness: The Case of the American College of Thessaloniki”, Journal of Liberal Arts, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 1999: 77-103. (Co-authored with Katerina Sarri).
“Monopoly Profits, Strike Incidence and Strike Duration: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Liberal Arts, Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1997: 49-70.
“Human Capital and Strike Activity: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Liberal Arts, Vol. 3, No 1, December 1996: 37-53.
“Human Capital and Strike Activity: A Theoretical Analysis”, Journal of Liberal Arts, Vol. 2, No 2, June 1996: 47-64.