Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute

Director of LSE Research on South East Europe

Vassilis Monastiriotis

Dr Monastiriotis is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute (LSE). He is Director of the LSE Research Unit on Southeast Europe and holds affiliations with LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment and the Hellenic Observatory.

His research focuses on economic policy and performance at the regional, national and supra-national levels, with emphasis on labour markets, economic growth and the macro-economy. Geographically his research specialises on South East Europe (Greece and Western Balkans), the UK and the European Union.

Dr Monastiriotis has published numerous articles in economics and regional science journals, including ‘Regional Studies’, the ‘Journal of Regional Science’, the ‘British Journal of Industrial Relations’ and ‘Oxford Economics Papers’.

He also has strong media and consultancy experience and has received various distinctions, including the Moss Madden Medal in Regional Science (2008).

Expertise: applied spatial econometrics and GIS; Greece and South East Europe; Greek macro-economic policy and performance; labour market flexibility; regional labour markets; regional policy and performance; spatial economics; unemployment; wage and income disparities

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