Hellenic Observatory Research Calls Programme

In 2018 the Hellenic Observatory launched an exciting research initiative with a fresh programme of research calls on Greece. 

With generous donations, a research fund was established dedicated to innovative research on issues of contemporary academic and policy-relevant significance. We would like to record our sincere gratitude to the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation (ACLCF) and Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos for their generosity and support in the Hellenic Observatory’s mission. 

The programme invites the submission of project proposals, on an annual basis, with the purpose of developing and supporting high-quality academic and policy-related research and publications within the social sciences, on Greece.  The programme also created opportunities fostering co-operation between the relevant academic communities of Greece, the UK and beyond. 

To achieve a diversity and breadth of topics and to gain from the highest level of academic support, expertise and standards a Research Advisory Group was established comprising of senior academic colleagues (LSE & non-LSE). As such, the purpose of the Research Advisory Group is to (1) suggest topical themes for the research calls, (2) to offer advice in the selection process by reviewing submitted research proposals (3) to peer review the final research reports.

See tab below for information about the Research Advisory Group members.

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Research Advisory Group


Vassilis Arapoglou
Professor in Urban Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
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Avgerou Chrisanthi

Chrisanthi Avgerou 
Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, LSE 
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Bryant Rebecca

Rebecca Bryant 
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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Nicos Christodoulakis 
Professor of Economic Analysis, AUEB
Former Greek Minister of Economy & Finance, 2001-2004 
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Joan Costa FOnt

Joan Costa-Font 
Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, LSE
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De Grauwe Paul

Paul De Grauwe
John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, European Institute, LSE 
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Dimitrakopoulos Dionyssis

Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos
Jean Monnet Chair in Parliamentary Democracy and European Integration, Department of Politics, Reader in European Politics, Birkbeck University of London
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Ellinas Antonis

Antonis Ellinas
Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus
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Effie Fokas
Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Principle Investigator, European Research Council GRASSROOTSMOBILISE project
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Haliassos Michalis

Michalis Haliassos
Professor and Chair of Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt
Founding Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance
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Daphne Halikiopoulou
Chair in Comparative Politics, University of York
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Kallinikos Jannis

Jannis Kallinikos 
Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, LSE 
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Kalyvas Stathis

Stathis Kalyvas
Gladstone Professor of Government, All Souls College, University of Oxford 
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Katseli Louka

Louka Katseli
Professor Emerita, Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Former Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping; Former Minister for Labour and Social Security; Former non-executive Chair of the Board in the National Bank of Greece
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Eleni Louri-Dendrinou
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
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Lyberaki Antigone

Antigone Lyberaki
Professor of Economics, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences
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Achilleas Mitsos
Professor Emeritus, University of the Aegean Senior Policy Advisor, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
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Moustaki Irini

Irini Moustaki
Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE
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Pagoulatos George

George Pagoulatos
Greece's Permanent Representative to the OECD Professor of European Politics and Economy,  AUEB 
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Papadimitriou Dimitris

Dimitris Papadimitriou
Professor of Politics, University of Manchester
Director of the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence 
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Papadopoulos Yiannis

Yannis Papadopoulos
Professor of Political Science, University of Lausanne
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Apostolis Philippopoulos
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
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Pissarides Chris

Sir Christopher Pissarides
Regius Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE
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Marilena Simiti
Associate Professor of Political Sociology, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus
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Smith Karen

Karen Smith
Professor of International Relations, LSE
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Dimitris Sotiropoulos
Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
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Spanou Calliope

Calliope Spanou
Professor of Administrative Science - Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greek Ombudsman 2011 – 2015
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Anna Triandafyllidou
Canada Excellence Research Chair on Migration and Integration, Department of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University 
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Panos Tsakloglou
Deputy Minister for Social Insurance
Professor of International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business
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Tsoukalis Loukas

Loukas Tsoukalis
Professor, Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po)
Emeritus Professor, University of Athens
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Tziovas Dimitris

Dimitris Tziovas
Professor Emeritus of Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
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Sofia Vasilopoulou
Professor of European Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London
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Vayanos Dimitri

Dimitri Vayanos
Professor of Finance, LSE
Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality
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