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Observatory Plus

The Observatory Plus was an informal network which supported the work of the Crisis Observatory. This network, which comprised both senior and acclaimed academics and young researchers, was a crucial asset for the success of the Crisis Observatory. The specialized knowledge and the experience of the Observatory Plus members in a range of social sciences, made their contribution to the analysis of the crisis, its consequences and the policies for exiting the crisis, invaluable. The members of the Observatory Plus were not paid by the Crisis Observatory. Their contribution took place on a solely voluntary basis.

Special Advisors

Antigoni Lyberaki, Professor of Economics, Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University [Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Labour Market, Welfare State, Immigration]

Achilleas Mitsos, Former Director-General, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission, Professor of International Economic Relations, University of the Aegean [Research and Technology, European Economic Integration]

George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Department of International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges [Political Economy and Governance in the EU, Southern Europe and Greece]

Aristides Hatzis, Associate Professor of Law & Economics and Legal Theory at the University of Athens [Law and economics; Economics of Institutions; Rational Choice Theory; Economics of Human Behavior; Philosophy of Law / Political Philosophy; Moral Philosophy / Applied Ethics / Bioethics; Regulatory Impact Assessment]

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, [Europeanization of public policies, State, democracy and social protection in Southern Europe and in post-communist Balkans]

Konstantina Kottaridi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pireaus [Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises]

Platon Tinios, Economist, Assistant Professor, University of Piraeus [Public Finance, Social Policy, Population Ageing, Labour Economics]

Ioanna Kastelli, PhD in Economics of Technology, DEA from Paris X-Nanterre [?conomics of technology, Industrial economics, Industrial and technology policy]


Research Associates

Irene Andriopoulou, Researcher, EU Media Literacy Expert, Education Consultant for Media [Regulation and Policy for Media Education, Pre-school Media, Digital Education, Education in Media and the Greek Crisis]

Theodora Arvanitidou, PhD candidate, Aristotle University, ?hessaloniki [Communication & Mass Media, Media Ethics, Propaganda & Media, ?anipulation, ?conomics]

Dimitris Bourikos, Political Scientist – Social Worker, PhD Candidate, University of Athens, [Social Care, Higher Education, Family and Demographic Policy, Democratic Legitimacy, Comparative Study of Political Elites]

Dimitris Giakoulas, Phd Candidate, University of Athens [Greek Outward foreign Direct Investment]

Angelos Giannakopoulos, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, University of Dortmund, Germany [Sociology of Knowledge and Culture, Political Sociology, European Integration, Modernization of the countries of Southeastern Europe, Corruption, Empirical Methods in the Social Sciences]

Nikolaos Daskalakis, Research Assistant, ELIAMEP, Researcher, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, University of Athens [International Relations, Nationalism, the Greek Crisis]

Stelios Diakoulakis, Economist (Economic University of Athens), Postgraduate Degree in European Studies (Reading University), [European Policies]

Pavlos Eftymiou, PhD Candidate in Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University [European Economic and Foreign Policy – with a focus on Defense and Security]

Maria Zafiropoulou, Expert with the European Commission, Public Health School of France (EHESP) and Department of Organization and Management of Health Units and Social Care, University of Lille, France (Insitut d’Administration des Entreprises de Lille), [Health Economics, Management of Health Units]

Konstantina Karydi, PhD candidate at the University of Athens, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration [parliaments, think tanks and policy-making]

Nikitas Konstantinidis, Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, [Comparative and Internaitonal Policical Economy, Applied Game Theory, Regional Integration, Political Ecoonmy of the EU]

Constantine Manasakis, Economist (MBA, PhD), Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Crete [Industrial Organization, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Labor Economics, Corporate Finance, Production Economics, Environmental Economics]

Pavlos Masouros, Assistant Professor of Corporate Law, Leiden Law School, the Netherlands [Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Law & Economics, Comparative Political Economy, Industrial Relations, European Governance, Sociology of Financial Markets]

Eleni Panagiotarea, Dphil (Oxon), Policy/financial Analyst [Economic Governance of the EMU, European Political Economy, National Economic Policy]

Vassilios Papavassiliou, Research Fellow, Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece [Market Microstructure, High-frequency Finance, Asset Pricing]

Dimitris Psarrakis, Financial Economist, Master in Finance (Harvard University) [Monetary Policies, ?nalysis of ?oney and Capital markets]

Athanassios Petralias, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Statistics, Economic University of Athens [Econometrics and Statistics, Competitiveness, Trade, Market Structure, Immigration]

Theodoros Rakopoulos, Postdoctoral fellow at the Human Economy Programme of the University of Pretoria, South Africa [Anthropology, Ethnography, Social Economy]

Dimitra Tsigkou, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens [European Political Economy, European Integration]

Konstantinos Vrettos , PhD Candidate, University of Athens [Institutional Economics, Environmental Economics, Microeconomic Theory]

Xiarchogiannopoulou Eleni, GR:EEN post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium [Discursive institutionalism, Diffusion, External/Internal Europeanization, EU governance Greek pension reform]