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Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

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Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis Associate Professor of Political Economy

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Email: v.monastiriotis@lse.ac.uk|

Biography

Vassilis Monastiriotis is an economist and economic geographer by training. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography (2002, London School of Economics, UK) an MSc in Economics (1996, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece) and a BSc in Economics (1994, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece). Before joining the European Institute in 2004 he was Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has previously worked as Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and the University of Reading and as a Course Lecturer in the Department of Geography at LSE.

His research spans across three disciplinary areas, including Economics, Geography and Political Economy. His main research interests are on regional and national labour markets; regional and local socio-economic disparities; labour market flexibility and labour relations; macroeconomic policy; and the political economy of reform. Geographically his research focuses on Southeast Europe (including Greece), Britain and the European Union. He has expertise in panel-data econometrics, spatial econometrics, and applied Geographical Information Systems analysis. He is currently working on a number of projects on labour market flexibility and on regional economic disparities, while he has attracted funding from various sources, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Department of Trade and Industry.

He has published in a variety of academic journals, such as the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Applied Economics, Empirical Economics, the Review of Development Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Economic and Industrial Democracy. International Advances in Economic Research, and European Investment Bank Papers, while he has co-authored a number of policy documents including for the European Commission and the Corporation of London. In 2008 he received the Moss Madden Memorial Medal for his paper on Union Retreat and Regional Economic Performance (published in Regional Studies).

He is a Research Affiliate at the ESRC Spatial Economics Research Centre and at the Hellenic Observatory and Senior Researcher at the LSE Research Unit on South Eastern Europe. He is Co- Editor of Spatial Economic Analysis, Editor of GreeSE Papers, Review Editor for Economic Geography at the New Economics Papers network, former Committee Member of the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association, and member in various professional bodies.

Research interests

Vassilis Monastiriotis' main research interests are on regional labour markets; regional and local socio-economic disparities; labour market flexibility and labour relations; regional development; and education, skills, and economic growth. He has expertise in panel-data econometrics, spatial econometrics, and applied Geographical Information Systems analysis. He has worked on a number of projects on labour market flexibility and on regional economic disparities, while he has attracted funding from various sources, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Department of Trade and Industry.

His current research includes projects on the following topics: 'Spatial connectivity and persistence of spatial patterns in the Greek sub-regional economies'; 'Greece's economic relations with the Balkans: regionalism or paternalism?'; 'Flexibility and institutions in the Greek labour market' (with Prof C. Pissaridis); 'The contribution of Diasporas on Sending Countries Economic Development' (with Dr E. Markova), and 'Bulgarian Regional Policy in Transition: internal limitations and EU constraints'.

He has published in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of Regional Science, Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Journal of Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Economic and Industrial Democracy. International Advances in Economic Research, and European Investment Bank Papers, while he has co-authored a number of policy documents for the European Commission and the Corporation of London.

He is Co- Editor of Spatial Economic Analysis, Committee Member of the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association, Review Editor for Economic Geography at the New Economics Papers network, and member in various professional bodies.

Teaching

EU409 Basic Economic Concepts for European Political Economy|
EU434 Political Economy of Southeast Europe |
EU452 European Political Economy|

 

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