The quality of research in the Department of Economics is reflected in the amount of leading journals that publish our work, the competence of existing and recently hired academic staff, the recruit of talented Ph.D. and Post-Doc students, and the resources and activities devoted to research.

We look into various fields of economics: monetary theory, econometrics, international economics, innovation and entrepreneurship, completion and consolidation and much more, which allow us to offer high standard of teaching.

Main Research Areas

The research in the Department is mainly structured around the following fields:


Research Member(s)

Public Economics

K. Eleftheriou, S. HadjidimaS. Karkalakos

Corporate taxation, shadow economy

Economic Growth & Development

C. Economidou, S. KarkalakosK. Eleftheriou

Regional disparities, R&D & technology diffusion

International Economics

C. AgiakloglouK. Kottaridi, I. PalaiologosP. Pantelidis

FDI, competition

Applied Econometrics

C. AgiakloglouS. Karkalakos

Time series analysis

Spatial series analysis

Industrial Economics

C. Economidou, I. FafaliouM. Polemis, D. Yannelis

Competition & regulation, entrepreneurship, innovation, technology transfer

Innovation efficiency, R&D, enterpreneurship,

Monetary, Finance & Banking

A. Kanas, C. Alexakis, S. BrissimisI. Kokores, M. Psillaki

Corporate finance, banking, M&A, behavioral finance, Monetary and macroprudential policies, Bank lending and Balance sheet channels of monetary policy transmission, European monetary Union

Health Economics

M. Raikou, A. Vozikis

Healthcare Management, Public Health, Health, Information Systems, economic evaluation of health care costs and effects, health care technology diffusion, behaviour in the health care sector

Transportation Economics

E. Sambracos

Cost-benefit evaluation in the market for transportation, maritime, investement evaluation on transport & maritime, coastal shipping, intemodal transport

Business Strategy, Management & Marketing

Y. Pollalis

Strategic management, digital economy and electronic entrepreneurship, strategic planning, leadership, performance management, marketing strategies & branding, motivation, emotional intelligence, strategic information systems


  •  Research Seminars

The Department hosts the Department Seminar Series, where domestic and internationally renown researchers present and discuss their current work.


  • Working Paper Series

Our Economics Working Paper Series disseminates economic research relevant to the current research topics of the members of our Department as well as research of guest researchers, who present in our Department’s Seminars. The Working Papers constitute “work in progress”. They are published to stimulate discussion and contribute to the advancement of our knowledge of economic matters.


  • SPOUDAI-Journal of Economics and Business

The Department of Economics is also home of the peer-reviewed research outlet SPOUDAI-Journal of Economics and Business, which fosters both theoretical and quantitative contributions to Economics and Business. SPOUDAI is the only greek scientific journal awarded by the Athens Academy that publishes rigorous analytical papers, theoretical and empirical that deal with contemporary economic and business issues.


  • Databases Resources

There is a range of databases available to students and academic staff managed by the Library of University of Piraeus. For remote access to Universities facilities, one can use VPN software.


  • Ph.D. and Post-Doc Studies

The Department purports to attract talented and devoted Ph.D. and Post-Doc students. Together with the academic staff, they join forces to produce high quality research outcomes.