Katsoulakos Ioannis

Department of Economics
Office Address: Derigny Wing, 4th Floor
Phone: +30 210 - 8203 348

Ioannis Katsoulacos is Professor at the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) since 1994. Has been Chairman of the Department of Economics (2011-2015) and University Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Personnel (2007-2011). He has also been the Director of the Department’s Programme of Post-graduate Studies (2000 - 4). He got his MSc and his Ph.D in Economics (1984) from the London School of Economics and since then he is teaching Industrial Organization, Economics of Competition and Regulation Policy, and Economics of Technological Change and Innovation at under-graduate and post-graduate level.

He served as a teaching assistant at LSE during his PhD studies (1978-1981), and then taught at the Universities of Southampton, Bristol and Liverpool. He was appointed Associate Professor at AUEB in 1989. He has been a Visiting Professor of the University of Pittsburgh (1992-1993) at the Center of Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University (Prague), a Visiting Research Fellow (Spring 1994) at the Center de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, CREST-ENSAE (Paris), the Director of the Institute of Economic Policy Studies (Athens, 1993-1995), and the Director of the Joint Doctorate Programme in Economics of AUEB and the Kapodestrian University of Athens (2001 -2003).

He has also been:

  • Commissioner of the Hellenic Competition Commission (Epitropi Antagonismou, 1995-2005), and member of the group of experts drafting the three major amendments of the Greek Competition Law in 1995, 2000 and 2010;
  • Member of the Council of Economic Advisors (SOE) of the Ministry of the National Economy of Greece (2002 - 2004);
  • Research Fellow of the Center of Economic Policy Research (CEPR, London, 1992 - 2001);
  • Member of the Executive Board of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (1993-1998);
  • Member of the Management Committee of the European Commission Research Programme "Targeted Socio-Economic Research" representing Greece (1994-1998).


His main research interests are in the areas of Competition Policy, Sectoral (Telecom and Energy) Regulation, the Economics of Technical Change and Innovation and Environmental Regulation.

He has been the author or co-author of a great number of articles in international refereed journals (including the European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, Comparative Journal of Economics, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Journal of Competition Law and Economics etc). He has also written and edited a number of books.

Work which he has authored or co-authored has been cited in over 1500 scientific articles, many of which have appeared in some of the top international academic journals (American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, etc).

He has also been a regular contributor to major economic newspapers and magazines (Kathimerini, BHMA, TASEIS, Wall Street Journal) in Greece and abroad on issues related to Competition and Regulation and more general Micro-Economic Policy.

He has acted as advisor or consultant to the European Commission (CEU), the OECD the World Bank, and major corporations at various times since 1986. He has also served repeatedly as evaluator of proposals to research programmes funded by the European Commission or Greek Ministries. He has coordinated or has been principal investigator in over 40 research projects funded by the CEU since 1989 mainly from DG12, DG2 and DG4. He has also coordinated or has been principal investigator in many research projects funded by Greek Ministries as well as other Greek organizations.

He has extensive practical experience in the areas of Competition Policy and Sectoral (Telecom and Energy) Regulation. He has participated, from 1995-2005, as a full member (Commissioner) in the Hellenic Competition Commission, handling Competition Law cases on the basis of European Competition Law. Between 2004-8 he has acted as consultant to the World Bank in projects appraising the Competition Policy and Regulatory regime in Southern Balkan countries and implementing a series of reforms for establishing effective competition and regulation policies. He has also acted as consultant on competition issues to many of the major multinational or Greek companies.


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Last updated: 25 October 2021


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