Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

PhD Candidate

European Institute

Key Expertise
Regional Development, Political Economy; Agri-Food and Tourism Sectors

About me

Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni is a PhD candidate at the European Institute. Her doctoral research focuses on the political economy of local development in Southern Europe, and she is particularly interested in the conditions under which economic agents in the Greek and Italian agri-food and tourism sectors can overcome collective action problems in order to achieve productive synergies. Kira is also a co-author of “The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost?” (Palgrave Pivot, 2018). Moreover, Kira is involved in a collaborative research project at the LSE on “Debating Brexit at a Local Level”. Within the framework of that project, she is the lead researcher for the Mansfield case study.

Kira holds an MA in International Relations & International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in History & Politics from New College, Oxford. Before going to LSE, she worked for a year at the European Commission in Brussels and Athens, focusing on the operational implementation of the EU’s migration policy in Greece.


Academic Supervisors

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis and Dr Bob Hancké

Expertise Details

Local and Regional Development; Political Economy; Collective Action; Inter-Firm Cooperation; Agri-Food and Tourism Sectors; Greece; Italy