Claire Economidou

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). At the University of Piraeus teaches Macroeconomic Theory I (2nd year), Economic Growth and Development (4th year), and Advanced Macroeconomics (4th year). She is also the Organizer of the Economics Department Seminar Series, contact person of the Department’s site and co-ordinator of the Erasmus Placement Program.

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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