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Department of Economics

Secretary: Ilias Gesoulis

Secretary's Office:
+30 26510 97497-8
Fax: +30 26510 97009

General - Aim of the Department

The mission of the Department is to: a) foster and develop the science of economics, b) train students in analysing economic phenomena and making forecasts, c) provide students with the necessary economic background to pursue various entrepreneurial activites.

Structure of the Department - Sections

At present, due to the limited number of its academic staff, the Department is not subdivided into separate Sections.

Laboratories and Seminar Rooms

The Department's Library is part of the Main Library of the University of Ioannina. It has a large collection of books on various subject areas of economics, as well as journals dated from 1950 till today. The Department also runs two computer laboratories that are fully equipped with all the state-of-the-art economic and econometric software. The laboratories are used for the Computer Science course, tutorial exercises and practical training of the Department's undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Subject Areas

The Department offers courses in the following subjects: Economics, Mathematics for Economists, Statistics, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Econometrics, International Trade and Globalisation, Public Economics, International Monetary Relations and Macroeconomics of the Open Economy, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, Strategic Decision Theory (Game Theory), Applied Econometrics, Economic History, History of Economic Thought, Economy of Greece, Special issues of Economic Theory, International Investment Theory, Financial Analysis, Investment Evaluation, Money and Capital Market Analysis, Banking Economics, European Economic Integration, Economics of Social Protection, Mathematical Programming and Operations Research, Labour Economics, Agricultural Economics, Insurance Mathematics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Industrial Organisation, Elements of Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, Economic Growth, Economic Development, Economics Methodology, Political Economy, Mathematical Statistics.

As of the following academic year, the Department of Economics intends to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to choose between three options:

  • quantitative methods - applied econometrics
  • economic analysis and policy
  • business economics - finance

Members of Academic Staff

Michail-Theologos Chletsos, Associate Professor, Economic Analysis.
Dimitrios Hatzinikolaou, Assistant Professor, Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods.
Spyridon Symeonidis, Assistant Professor, Money and Capital Markets.
Krina Griva, Lecturer, Industrial Organisation.
Konstantinos Karanatsis, Lecturer, Economic History.
Konstantinos Lagopoulos, Lecturer, Economic Analysis with emphasis on International Trade.
Nikolaos Mylonidis, Lecturer, Macroeconomy of the Open Economy and International Monetary Relations.
Maria-Suzanna Paleologou, Lecturer, Public Economics.
Dimitrios Sideris, Lecturer, Applied Macroeconomics.
Theodoros Simos, Lecturer, Financial Analysis.
Gregorios Zarotiadis, Lecturer, International Trade.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Graduates of the department acquire the necessary scientific qualifications for work as qualified officials in economic units in the public and private sectors, at organisations, banks, and also as freelance financial consultants.

More specifically, graduates of the Department of Economics can find employment:

  • As officials in industries, banks and financial institutions.
  • At accounting firms and industrial and business consultation companies.
  • At agricultural enterprises and cooperatives.
  • As teachers in education and training.
  • In the public sector, at services that focus on trade, international economy, monetary issues, the tax system and employment policy.
  • As scientific and research personnel at centres and services in the public and private sectors.

Following the completion of postgraduate studies, graduates can work in the analysis departments of banks and industries, at brokerage firms, universities and research institutes.

Postgraduate studies

The Department of Economics runs a Postgraduate Study Programme (PSP) in Economic Theory and Policy. The programme aims to train students at the post-graduate level. The aim of the PSP is the in-depth examination of economics. The Programme offers postgraduate-level education in fields of specialization that are of particular interest in terms of career opportunities. There are three areas of specialisation:

  • Economic analysis and policy.
  • Industrial organisation and policy.
  • Applied economics and finance.

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