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The Department of Economics offers the possibility for a Ph.D. degree. The topic of the research should fall within the research interests of the members of the Department and should lead to high quality publications.


Main Research Areas

The research in the Department is structured around eight (8) fields:




Mathematical and Quantitative Methods


C. Agiakloglou, N. Michelacakis 

International Economics


Α. Kanas, Ι. Κokores, C. Kottaridi, P. Pantelidis

Financial Economics


A. Kanas, M. Psillaki, P. Vlamis

Public Economics H
K. Eleftheriou, S. Hadjidmena

Health, Education, and Welfare


A. Vozikis, M. Raikou, T.M. Chletsos 

Labor and Demographic Economics


T.M. Chletsos, K. Eleftheriou 

Industrial Organization


I. Fafaliou, M. Polemis, M. Tselekounis, D. Yannelis

Business Administration and Business Economics

Marketing / Accounting

Personnel Economics


I. Fafaliou, S. Hadjidmena, Y. Pollalis

Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth


K. Drivas, C. Economidou, S. Karkalakos  

Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental and Ecological Economics


K. Drivas, M. Polemis 

Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics


S. Karkalakos, E. Sabracos, P. Vlamis


How to Apply

Prospective Ph.D. students must contact the Assistant, Associate professor or Professor in the field that the students would like to pursue research and in coordination they develop a research proposal and apply to the Department of Economics.

Download the proposal.


Additional required documents, accompanying the proposal, are:

1. Application (for the form, click here)

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

3. Two Recommendation Letters

4. Certified copy of B.A. (B.Sc.) Diploma

5. Certified copy M.A. (M.Sc.) Diploma

6. Evidence (certificate) of excellent command of English.

All documents should be submitted at the Department of Economics Secretariat, Mrs. Katerina Koutsobasakou, University of Piraeus (1st floor), Karaoli and Dimitriou 80, Piraeus 185 34; E-mail: ; Tel.: 210 414 2077; Fax: 210 4142346.



Min 3 years, max 6 years. Under special circumstances, there could be an extension of, no longer than, one year.  



The Ph.D. candidate is eligible to write the Ph.D. thesis entirely in english, with a greek abstract.



Ph.D. candidate students are advised to:

- submit annual reports;

- attend the (majority, if not all) Departmental Research Seminars;

- teach tutorials and supervise exams, upon request;

- participate in research activities of the Department;

- participate in selective M.Sc. courses, offered by the Department of Economics upon agreement with the supervisor;

- attend international quality conferences;

- submit their Ph.D. chapters for publication.


Failure to comply with the aforementioned rules could result in significant delay in the completion of the Ph.D. process or even dispel from the Programme.

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