Athanasios Chymis
Athanasios Chymis
Senior Research Fellow


Institutions, Competitiveness, Corporate Social Responsibility
Ethics and Economics, Institutional Economics, Social Responsibility, Agricultural Economics
Social Responsibility of Public Administration, The role of Institutions on Competitiveness, External trade of Agrifood products

Contact Info

Amerikis 11, Athens 106 72
210-3676 337
210-3611136, 210-3630122

Curriculum Vitae



Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics. University of Missouri-Columbia. USA. (2007).
  • M.A. Economics. University of Missouri-Columbia. USA. (2007).
  • D.E.A. (M.A.). Economie du Développement Agricole Agro-alimentaire et Rural. Université de Montpellier I, France. (2000).
  • B.A. Agricultural Economics. Agricultural University of Athens. Greece. (1997).

Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Fellow. Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) (since 2015). Research Fellow (since 2008).
  • Visiting Lecturer. University of Peloponnese-Kalamata. Department of Management post-graduate program (since 2019).
  • Visiting Lecturer. Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) post-graduate program (2007-2012).
  • Teaching Assistant. Department of Economics. University of Missouri-Columbia (acad. year 2006).
  • Research Assistant. Department of Agricultural Economics. University of Missouri-Columbia (acad. years 2002 – 2005).

Honors and Awards

  • Studying Abroad Scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) (academic years: 2002-2005).
  • Ronald Coase Institute Fellowship (Sep. 2005).
  • Lindau Young Scientists Fellowship in order to participate to the 1st Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences (Sept. 2004).

Publications & Research Output

Refereed Articles in Journals

Contributions in Collective Volumes

Books, Monographs

Contributions in KEPE Collaborations regarding Development Plans and related projects

  • Greek National Productivity Board Annual Report 2022: Struggling for a New Regime. (2022). Author of section 3.4. Competitiveness indicators for resilient and sustainable growth: Foreign Direct Investment, Digitization, and Green Transition (pp. 63-73).
  • Greek National Productivity Board Annual Report 2021: Productivity and Competitiveness Developments: Towards a Resilient and Sustainable Growth. (2021). Author of section 3.4 International competitiveness indicators (pp. 54-61).
  • Greek National Productivity Board Annual Report 2020: Recovery and growth through enhancing productivity and competitiveness. (2020). Author of section 3.4 International Competitiveness Indicators (pp. 62-67).
  • The development of e-services and tools for entrepreneurship and innovation in Apulia and Western Greece. (2019-2020). Contributor in several parts. Coordinator of one deliverable. The project was supervised by P. Prodromidis and prepared for the Regional Development Fund of Western Greece as part for the 2014-2020 Greece-Italy Interreg Program.
  • Greek National Productivity Board Annual Report 2019: The productivity and competitiveness of the Greek economy. (2019). Author of section 3.2.1 International Competitiveness Indices (pp. 45-48).
  • Development Plan proposal for the Greek Government. (2016). Author of the chapters entitled “Upgrading tax administration and tackling tax evasion to improve tax collection” and “Fishing”. The report was coordinated by E. Athanasiou, P. Vlamis, V. Lychnaras, and prepared for the Greek Ministry for the Economy, Development and Tourism [in Greek.]
  • Changes in the Institutional framework of Fiscal management. (2015). Participation and deliverable submission under the Working Group participation in the General Accountant Office for the processing of the provisions of the Public Accounting based on the 2/53015/0004/11-9-2015 decision of the Ministry of Finance, Athens. The report was coordinated by Dr. Ch. Triantopoulos [in Greek].
  • The Market Definition/Delimitation and Analyses Project - Pilot Study. (2015). Author of section 4, Vol. 1, pp. 29-33, coordinator of Vol.1 and presenter of one of the deliverables. The study was supervised by Dr. P. Prodromidis and prepared for the Greek Ministry of Development and Competitiveness [in Greek].
  • Tax policy on tobacco products in Greece. Government revenues and illicit trade. (2014). Author of section 3.1 “Economic theory on tax revenues and tax-rate change.” KEPE Collective study [in Greek].
  • Illicit tobacco trade in Greece. (2014). Author of sections 4.3 “How the price difference between low and high priced cigarettes affects illicit trade” and, 5.3 “How price elasticity affects government revenues.” The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos.
  • The Development Vision for Greece 2020: Provisions, development requirements and funding mechanisms. (2013). Author of the chapters “Fishing sector” and “Common Fisheries Policy.” The study was co-ordinated by Dr. E. Athanasiou, Dr. Th. Tsekeris and Dr. E. Tsouma [in Greek].
  • Investment Opportunities in Greece. (2011). Author of the chapter “Investment Opportunities in the Industry-Manufacturing Sector”, (pp. 11-18). The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos, Athens: Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping. Updated in 2013.
  • Electronic Transactions: The effect on government revenues through VAT. (2011). Author of section “The case of South Korea” and part of section “Proposals for application in Greece”. The study was coordinated by Dr. N. Georgikopoulos, Athens, Greek Parliament [in Greek].
  • Size of Competition in the Greek Economy. (2010). Author of chapters: 2 “Meat Products”, 3 “Fish Industry” and, 4 “Fruits and Vegetables Industry” (pp. 43-129). The study was coordinated by Dr. C. Kanellopoulos, Athens: Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping [in Greek].
  • Agricultural Sector: Evolution and Perspectives. (2008). Author of chapter 4, “External Trade and Competitiveness” (“External Trade” pp. 121-159). The study was coordinated by Dr. I. Reziti, Athens: Ministry of Economics [in Greek].

Other scholarly publications

Discussion-Working Papers

Research in Progress

  • “Institutions and Competitiveness.”
  • “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation”
  • “Essays on Competitiveness.”

Participation in International Professional Meetings and Conferences

Domestic Conferences, Scholarly Presentations and Lectures (mostly in Greek)

Presentations at KEPE research seminars

Formal Classroom Assignments

  • Corporate Social Responsibility. Master’s program of Management Studies at the University of Peloponnese-Kalamata (2020-2021).
  • Corporate Governance. Master’s program of Management Studies at the University of Peloponnese-Kalamata (2019-2020).
  • Economics of Institutions. Guest lectures at the undergraduate programme of the Agricultural Economics and Rural Development Department of the Agricultural University of Athens (2018-2019).
  • Market Structure. Master’s program of Business Economics and Management Department of Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (2007-2012) assessment score (average): 4/5.
  • Introductory Microeconomics. University of Missouri-Columbia (acad. year 2006) assessment score: 4.3/5.

Supervision of master's theses

(At the Management department of the University of Peloponnese-Kalamata)

  • Nikiforos Panayotis. (2019-2020). “Corporate identity and corporate social responsibility: case study of National Bank, Pireaus Bank and Alpha Bank.
  • Giova Konstantina. (2019-2020). “Corporate Social Responsibility of radiology departments.

(At the Business Economics and Management department of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania -MAICh)

  • Margaryan Anna (2014-2015) “An Alternative View of the Causes of the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis: The Austrian Economics perspective”.
  • Smilevska Bisera (2012-2013) “Government support for Corporate Social Responsibility in small and medium-sized enterprises in FYRMacedonia: A Comparative Study of the Food and IT Industries
  • Igityan Nune (2010-2011) “B2C e-Commerce in Developing Countries: The Case of Armenia
  • Mohamed Mohamed (2009-2010) “Consumers; Motivations and Barriers towards Organic Food: The Case of Egypt
  • Faghali Majed (2008-2009) “An in-depth study of the Lebanese Wine Sector: Financial Analysis and Future Perspectives”.
  • Larbi Walid (2008-2009) “Impact of Government Policies and Incentives to Promote the Sector of Agricultural Products in Tunisia: The Case of Olive Oil”.

Other Professional Activities

Assessor/Reviewer of Books – Monographs

  • Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE).

Reviewer for Professional Journals

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture and Human Values
  • British Food Journal
  • Business Strategy and the Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
  • Environments
  • Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Journal of Food Products Marketing
  • Journal of Institutional Economics
  • International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
  • International Review of Administrative Sciences
  • Land
  • Social Responsibility Journal
  • Sustainability.

Reviewer for Conferences

  • Academy of Management annual meetings.
  • European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE).
  • International Association for Business and Society annual meetings.