Description: The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is one of the largest and oldest universities in Greece. Research activities cover all scientific (theoretical and applied) fields. Its campus covers 230,000 square metres in the centre of Thessaloniki, with additional educational and administrative facilities elsewhere. The university includes 11 faculties, consisting of 36 Schools. As of 2014, there was a student population of approximately 40,000 active students enrolled at the university. The entity employs up to 1500 faculty members allocated in various schools and research units. In addition, the school has involved in several Erasmus, Tempus and various educational and training activities in international and EU projects.
Main tasks in AGRICORE: Within the AGRICORE project, and given its wide experience in the agricultural policy impact assessment field, AUTH has several roles. First, the university is the leader of the third of the use cases presented in the project (WP7), in which the impact of the Measure 6.1 Business start-up aid for young farmers in Greece is measured through the execution of ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment analyses. At the development level, it participates in the definition of the non-linear dynamic model of the farm done in WP3, as well as in the development of several platform modules. Specifically, AUTH leads the implementation of the big data extraction and the big data fusion modules done in WP2 (which also leads) and the policy environment module developed in WP5. In addition, it also contributes to the characterisation of the data sources (WP1), as well as to other implementations across the project. Lastly, AUTH is also in charge of the clustering activities foreseen in the project.
Prof. Konstadinos Mattas, Professor of Agricultural Policy. His research interests include Agricultural and Social Policy, Rural Development and Interdisciplinary work. He has published more than 200 papers in international refereed journals, in collective volumes and proceedings. He has contributed to several international conferences and served as a referee to several international journals. He is managing editor of the “Agricultural Economics Review and Associate Editor of the “International Review of Applied Economic Research”. He is also member of the editorial in the Journals “New Medit”, “Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing”, “Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science”, “Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing”, “Economia Agro-Alimentare”, “South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics” and “Cooperative management”. He has also great experience in participating and coordinating European and national research projects, including FADNTOOL, TEAMPEST, CARERA, STRENGTH2FOOD and in organizing national and international workshops, seminars and conferences. He has served in several relevant EU and National Food Policy Committees.
Evangelos Tzouvelekas, Professor of Microeconomic Theory and Policy. He has published more than 60 articles in international refereed journals and his research interests include Production Economics and Duality, Economic Growth, Productivity Measurement, Agricultural Economics and Policy and Regional Policy. He has received grants from the European Commission, including SIGMA-NEXUS and MOVING; the World Bank, the Greek Ministry of Agriculture, and the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology and has participated in many international projects including FADNTOOL, TEAMPEST, CARERA.
Michail Tsagris, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Methods in Economics. He has published over 30 articles in international refereed journals and his research interests include multivariate statistics, hypothesis testing, variable selection, directional and compositional data.
Dimitrios Natos, Associate Professor of Agricultural Policy. He has published in international and national refereed journals and proceedings and participated in national and international research projects, including FADNTOOL, TEAMPEST, FOODIMA, CARERA. His research interests include agricultural policy, competitiveness, and international trade of agricultural products.
Dr. Christos Staboulis, PhD in Agricultural Economics. His education includes a BSc in Agricultural Economics and an MSc in Agricultural Economics, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include agricultural policy, food marketing, international trade and agricultural economics. He has published in international journals and participated in national and international research projects.
Dr. Alexandros Gkatsikos, PhD in Agricultural Economics. His education includes a BSc in Horticulture from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Management from International Hellenic University. His research interests focus on agricultural policy, regional development, environmental sustainability, water and agricultural economics. He has published in international journals and participated in international research projects, including STRENGTH2FOOD.
Dr. Dimitra Lazaridou, PhD in Economics of Natural Resources. Her education includes a B.Sc. in Forestry and Natural Environment and a MSc in Ecological Water Quality and Management at a River Basin Level. Her research interests focus on the assessment of environmental preferences, non-market valuation, environmental and natural resource economics, socio-economic and environmental sustainability, agro-environmental policy, economic of climate change and voluntary carbon markets. She has participated in international research projects, including STRENGTH2FOOD, SUWANU and SPARKLE. She has published in international and national refereed journals and proceedings.
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