Associate Professor Dr. Phoebe Koundouri holds a PhD (2000), MSc (1996) and MPhil (1995) in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a BA (1994) in Economics from the University of Leicester (UK). She is ranked in the top 1.5% of all female economists in the world (REPEC: http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.women.html) and top 5% authors in the world (IDEAS: http://ideas.repec.org/e/c/pko155.html ). She is the Vice President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE,www.eaere.org).
She is Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), since 2012, and the Director of the Research tEam on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (ReSEES, http://www.aueb.gr/users/koundouri/resees/) since 2010. Among other current affiliations, she is also Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UK ((http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/)) and Adjunct Research Fellow at ATHENA: Research and Innovation Canter in Information, Communication & Knowledge Technologies (http://www.athena-innovation.gr/en.html).
In 2012 Phoebe Koundouri was elected Council Member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, www.eaere.org) and in 2014 she was appointed Vice-President of EAERE. Since 2012 she is the EAERE Newsletter Editor (www.eaere.org/content/newsletter). She is also Core Member of the Scientific Committee of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation (www.latsis-foundation.org/en/102/projects_2012_-_scientific_evaluation_committee.html).
Before, she was College Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, UK (1996-1999); Lecturer at the Economics Department of the University College London, UK (1999-2000); Lecturer B (with tenure) at the Economics Department of the University of Reading, UK (2000-2005); Assistant Professor (2005-2009) and tenured Assistant Professor (2009-2012) at the Department of International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business. During 1995-2005, she was affiliated researcher with: University of Cambridge, University College London, London Business School, and University of Cyprus. Among other visiting positions, she was a Visiting Professor at the Toulouse School of Economcis (France), The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus) and the Open University of Cyprus.
Her main research interests are: Environmental and Natural Resources Economics and Econometrics; Economic Sustainability, Long-Run Cost-Benefit Analysis and Discounting; Non-market (public good) Valuation; Agricultural Economics and Finance; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Natural Resources Management and Policy; Econometric Methods: Time Series, Cross-Section, Panel, Parammetric/Non-parametric; Philosophy of science applied to economics (general), econometrics and environmental and resource economics.
She has published 12 edited books and more than 250 articles in edited volumes and academic journals (including leading journals such as: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economic Policy, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Water Resources Research, Environmental Science and Technology, etc.). She has also presented numerous papers in scientific conferences and workshops (some of which keynote speeches). She is ranked in the top 1.5% of all female economists in the world (REPEC: http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.women.html) and top 5% authors in the world (IDEAS: http://ideas.repec.org/e/c/pko155.html ). She is a highly cited author in her scientific field (Harzing’s Publish or Perish: more than 1700; Google Scholar Search Engine: more than 1860, http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=BIczbp4AAAAJ; General Google Scholar Search Engine: more than 43,900 hits, etc) and co-editor (Environment and Resource Economics, the official journal of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), associate editor and editorial board member in 17 academic journals, including Economics-ejournal, Environmental Science and Technology, Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Water Resources and Economics, and Environment and Development Economics (20005-2010). Moreover, she has supervised a number of PhD students, all of them now working in academia as post-doc researchers, lecturers and assistant professors.Sincce 1996, Phoebe Koundouri has coordinated and/or participated, or acted as a consultant, in more than 50 research projects on natural resources management issues funded by the European Commission (mainly DG Research and DG Environment), the World Bank, OECD, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, UN, NATO, WHO, as well as many other international and national organizations and governments of developed and developing countries. Moreover, she has organized a number of international conferences mainly in the field of water resource economics and management.
Over the last two decades Phoebe Koundouri has given academic and public lecturers all over the world, and received scholarships and prizes for academic excellence from various academic institutions and foundations. She is included in various Who’s Who and has recently (in 2012) received the 2009 Publication Award of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (www.eaere.org)
Phoebe Koundouri was born in Cyprus in 1974. She is married to Prof. Nikitas Pittis. They have two daughters, Chrysilia and Billie, and live (mainly) in Kifisia, Athens.
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