Associate Professor

ΦΕΚ Διορισμού: 1154/27.08.14 τ.Γ
Γνωστικό Αντικείμενο: «Οικονομική θεωρία της ανάπτυξης»

Οffice: ΑΤΕ bulding

+30 22510 36324 chbellas@sa.aegean.gr


Christodoulos Bellas is a first class honours graduate in Economics from the University of Athens. He did his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and awarded his PhD degree from Queen Mary College, University of London. His thesis title is “The trade-off between economic growth and rural welfare. A retrospective social-cost benefit analysis of irrigation projects in Greece”. His research interests include development economics, theoretical and applied welfare economics, economics of migration and gender, environmental economics, and the morphology of the Greece corporate and household sectors. His publications comprise two books on the trends of the corporate sector in Greece, refereed articles on environmental economics, and nationwide sampling surveys on developments in the Greek corporate and household sectors. He has been in charge of 20 research projects undertaken by the University of the Aegean. The latest is a multi-disciplinary project on domestic labour of non-EU migrant workers and is jointly financed by the European Integration Fund and the Greek government.


Courses

OI-400: Principles of Economics

OI-404: Topics in development economics

OI-402: History of economic thought

WG-8 Gender and equality in the developing world

Books


Greek Corporations that Survived: 40 Years of Life and Development, Special Edition,   ΙCAP, Athens 2004. (in Greek).

The Course of Greek Corporate Capital: 1963-2000. Aspects of Greek Εconomic Development. Thessaloniki, 2003, Paratititis publications. (jointly with C. Ι. Iordanoglou). (In Greek).


Editor in collective work


Social Integration of Migrant Domestic Workers and the Greek Economic Crisis. University of the Aegean Publications,  Athens 2012. (In Greek).

Contributions to collective works

“Policy proposals for improving competitiveness”. Chapter 6, p.187-214 in  Annual Competitiveness Report 2006. National Council for Competitiveness and Development, Ministry of Development, Athens 2007. (with  C. Aivalis).

“ICAP’s sampling survey  of the competitiveness of firms”, Special topic 2, p. 257-284 in  Annual Competitiveness Report 2006. National Council for Competitiveness and Development, Ministry of Development, Athens 2007.


Economic surveys


“Greek Households.  Assessment of 2005 and Prospects for 2006”. Results of a sampling survey. Athens, ΙCAP, June 2006. ISSN 1108-5436 (with C. Aivalis).

“The Greek Corporate Sector: 2003-2004», p. 30-229  in Greece in Figures. Greek Economic Directory 2006. Αθήνα, ΙCAP, January 2006. ( with C. Aivalis and G. Panagiotidis)

“The course and prospects of corporations and Western Greece and Peloponnesus. Αthens, ΙCAP, April 2001.

The Socio-Economic Effects of the Structural Measures of the Common Agricultural Policy: 1981-1991. The Case of Crete, Greece. Athens, Institute for the Study of the Greek Economy, January 1995. Report submitted to the General Directorate of the European Commission in charge of agricultural issues θέματα (with C. Aivalis).


Articles in refereed journals


Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: Procedures and a simple model for the identification of the most cost-effective methods in eutrophicated catchments. Water Policy, www.iwapolonline.com, Articles in press-corrected proofs, doi:10.2166/wp.2009.120, p. 1-13, (2009) ( with V. Zanou and  M.S. Skourtos).

Information Costs and the Use of Economic Instruments for Air-pollution Abatement Policies. Some Indications from Greek Industry”. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, v.43, n.3, July 1996, pp.205-221. (with M.S. Skourtos)

“Seasonality and the Opportunity Cost of Family Labour in Agriculture”. Occasional Papers in Economics, No 107, 1984, Department of Economics, Queen Mary College, University of London.


Selected research projects


2012.  Project coordinator in “Research for the investigation of the profile of third country nationals living in Greece legally and working as domestic workers and a comparative study of models of institutional management in E.U. member- states”.  It was part of Action 2.2./

2010 of the European Integration Fund for Third Country Nationals and was conducted under the Priority 2: “Development of indicators and methodologies designed for the evaluation of progress, the adaptation of policies and measures as well as the facilitation of the coordination of comparative learning” financed by the European Integration Fund and the Greek Government. The leading partner was the University of the Aegean (School of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology and History and Department of Sociology), joined by TNS-ICAP, a public surveys company, and the Cultural House of Albanian Immigrants in Greece, a non-profit organization.

2009. Consultant, representing the University of the Aegean in “Greek Commerce 2007-2010”, a joint project with the Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) and ICAP, an economic consultant, concerning the morphology and prospects of Greek commercial firms.

2006-2007. Consultant, representing the University of the Aegean in “A Survey on the competitiveness of the Greek economy”, a joint project with ICAP leading to the conduct and analysis of a survey commissioned by the National Council of Competitiveness and Development.

2003. Consultant, representing the University of the Aegean in “A Report on the debt and wealth of Greek households”, a joint project of the University of the Aegean and ICAP leading to the analysis of the results of a field survey commissioned by the Bank of Greece.


Research projects in progress


2013-“Procedures of social and labour market integration of young persons during a period of economic crisis”. The project is part of the Excellence (Αristeia) initiative.  Its leading partner is the University of the Aegean and is funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013. Project coordinator: Professor Sotiris Chtouris, Department of Sociology.

2013-“(In) Fertile citizens: Perceptions, practices, policies, and technologies of assisted reproduction in Greece. An interdisciplinary approach”. The project is part of the Excellence (Aristeia) initiative.  Its leading partner is the University of the Aegean and is funded by the NSRF 2007-2013. Project coordinator: Dr. Venetia Kantsa, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology and History.