Koundouri Phoebe

Department of International & European Economic Studies
On sabbatical leave
Office Address: Antoniadou Wing, 5th Floor, Office 512
Phone: +30 210 - 8203 455


Professor Dr. Phoebe Koundouri is a world-renowned pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy, included in the Stanford University list of Top 2% world scientists. She is Professor at the School of Economics, and Director of ReSEES LaboratoryAthens University of Economics and Business. She is also Research Professor at the Technology, Management and Economics Department, Technical University of Denmark. She is Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) at ATHENA Information Technology Research Center.

She holds a MPhil and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge, held academic positions at University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Reading, and London School of Economics.  She has published 15 books, more than 600 scientific papers, including publications in Nature, the Lancet, and top ranked economics, econometrics and sustainability science  journals. She co-edited several prestigious academic journals, including Nature: Climate Action and Environmental and Resources Economics. She organized numerous international scientific conferences, supervised more than 30 PhD students, and gave keynote speeches and public lectures across the world.

Professor Koundouri is an academician, elected member of Academia Europae, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) , and member of the Nominating Committee for the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences.

In 2019, she was elected President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) the biggest scientific association in the field, with more than 1500 member institutions, from more than 75 countries and she is now chairing the World Council of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists Associations (WCERE). In 2022 she received the prestigious European Research Council Synergy Grant, and in 2023, she was awarded the Academy of Athens Award for Scientific Excellence.

She is the director of the Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Aeiphoria (AE4RIA), linking the research and innovation work of 5 research centers, 5 innovations accelerators and numerous science-policy networks, with more than 200 researchers and 100 large, interdisciplinary, competitively funded projects (with applications in more than 120 countries). She is chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Global Climate Hub and co-chair of SDSN Europe, with 2000 universities involved. She is commissioner for the Lancet Commission on COVID19 Recovery, member of the Fraternal Economy of Integral and Sustainable Development of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and member of the European Investment Bank Climate Leaders Network. She acts as an advisor to the UN, World Bank, European Commission, EIB, EBRD, OECD, WHO, and many others, including public and private international and national companies.

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Last updated: 29 April 2024


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