Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

PhD Candidate

European Institute

About me

Kira is a PhD candidate at the European Institute, working on the topic of cooperation among Small and Medium Enterprises in Southern Europe. Her research focuses on Greece and Southern Italy, where the cultural and institutional context is not generally considered to be conducive to the development of cooperative ties among economic agents. Her research question has to do with the conditions under which cases of sustainable and successful cooperation nevertheless emerge in such settings.

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 coming to LSE, she worked for a year at the European Commission in Brussels and Athens.

Academic Supervisors

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis and Dr Bob Hancké

Expertise

SME networks; cooperation and collective action; regional development; political economy of the agri-food; tourism and manufacturing sectors; political economy of Southern Europe