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Dr Charalampos Economou


Charalampos Economou was born in Athens and studied sociology in Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He obtained his MSc from National School of Public Health, Athens, in health services management and his PhD from Panteion University, in social policy and health policy. He has worked for many years as a researcher in the Department of Health Services Management and the Department of Health Economics, National School of Public Health, Athens. Since 2009 is assistant Professor of Health Policy and Sociology of Health in the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. His teaching and research activities concern Social Policy, Supranational Social Policies, European Social Policy, Health Policy, Social Exclusion and Sociology of Health. Besides, he lectures in graduate courses and in the National School of Public Administration, Athens. He has published on health policy, health systems, European social policy, welfare states comparative analysis, poverty and social exclusion. He has participated in many international and national research projects and he has collaborated with international organizations (OECD, WHO) and research centres (European Observatory on Health Care Systems, LSE Centre for Civil Society etc).

Selected Publications

Economou Ch. 2010. Health systems in transition: Greece. Health system review|. WHO/EURO, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen.

Economou Ch., Giorno C., 2009. Improving the performance of the public health care system in Greece|. OECD Economics Department Working Paper No 722, Paris. 

Siskou O., Kaitelidou D., Economou Ch., Kostagiolas P., Liaropoulos L., 2009. «Private expenditure and the role of private health insurance in Greece: status quo and future trends|». European Journal of Health Economics, 10(4):  467-474.

Economou Ch., Tsakraklides S., 2007. «Greece». In: Anheier H., Daly S., eds. The politics of foundations: A comparative analysis. Routledge. London. pp. 186-199.

Souliotis K., Economou Ch., Tountas J. 2005. «Health care reforms in ex-socialist south-eastern European countries|». Journal of Societal and Social Policy, 4(1): 75-88.

Zavras D., Economou Ch., Kyriopoulos J. 2004. «Factors influencing dental utilization in Greece». Community Dental Health, 21: 181-188.

Daniilidou N., Economou Ch., Zavras D., Kyriopoulos J., Georgoussi E. 2003. «Health and social care in aging population: an integrated care institution for the elderly in Greece|». International Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 3, November 2003, pp. 1-13.

Εconomou Ch. 2003. «Greece». In: Anheier H., Sarabajaya K. eds. Social services in Europe. Annotated bibliography|. Observatory for the Development of Social Services in Europe, Institut fur Sozialarbeit und Sozialpadagogik e.V., Beobachtungstelle fur die Entwicklung der sozialen Dienste in Europa. Frankfurt. pp. 151-165.

Zavras A., Tsakos G., Economou Ch., Kyriopoulos J. 2002. «Using DEA to evaluate efficiency and formulate policy within a Greek national primary health care network|». Journal of Medical Systems, 26(4): 285-292.