Sotiris Papaioannou
Sotiris Papaioannou
Research Fellow

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Macroeconomics, Economic Growth
Applied Econometrics, Productivity

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Current Position
Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE).

 

Professional Experience
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), July 2016-present.
Research Fellow, Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), January 2009-July 2016.

 

Academic Education
2007: Ph.D. in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Topic: Essays on the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Growth and Productivity: Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Analysis. Supervisor: Sophia Dimelis.
2002: M.Sc. in Applied Economics and Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business.
2001: B.Sc. in Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

General Research Area
Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Applied Econometrics.

 

Publications in refereed journals

1.Does upstream regulation matter when measuring the efficiency impact of information technology? Evidence across EU and US industries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2017, Information Economics and Policy, forthcoming.
2.ICT diffusion across US and EU industries:  Does upstream regulation matter?, 2017, Economics Letters, vol. 156, pp. 102-105.
3. Regulations and productivity: Long run effects and non linear influences, 2017, Economic Modelling, vol. 60, pp. 244.252.
4. Entry regulation, public ownership and TFP growth: Industry level evidence from south European countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2016, Manchester School, vol. 84, pp. 749-770.
5. Human capital effects on technical inefficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis across industries of the Greek economy (with Sophia Dimelis), 2014, International Review of Applied Economics, vol. 28, pp. 797-812.
6. Economic growth in Greece: The cost of a failed adjustment program (with Tilemahos Efthimiadis and Panagiotis Tsintzos), 2013, Applied Economics Letters, vol. 20, pp. 1076-1080.
7. Economic growth in Greece: Medium term trends and future prospects, 2013, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, vol. 38, pp. 113-125.
8. Technical efficiency and the role of ICT: A comparison of developed and developing countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2011, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, vol. 47, pp. 40-53.
9. ICT growth effects at the industry level: A comparison between the US and the EU (with Sophia Dimelis), 2011, Information Economics and Policy, vol. 23, pp. 37-50.
10. FDI and ICT effects on productivity growth: A comparative analysis of developing and developed countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2010, European Journal of Development Research, vol. 22, pp. 79-96.
11.  Information technology as a factor of economic development: Evidence from developed and developing countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2007, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, vol. 16, pp. 179-194.
12.  Information technology and productivity: A cross country analysis (with Sophia Dimelis), 2006, Research note International Advances in Economic Research, vol. 12, pp. 142-143.

 

Papers submitted (revise and resubmit)
1.Regional determinants of technical  efficiency: evidence from the Greek Economy (at Regional Studies, with Theodore Tsekeris)

 

Books and monographs
1. Regional and Sectoral Efficiency of the Greek Economy: Measurement and Determinants (with Theodore Tsekeris and Chrisanthos Tassis), 2016, Forthcoming KEPE Study Νο.78.
2. Potential GDP of the Greek Economy, 2016, Hellenic Fiscal Council, in Greek.
3. Degree of Liberalization of Professional Services and Expected Economic Outcomes. (with Agapi Kotsi, Ersi Athanasiou, Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, Roxani Karagianni and Ioannis Katselidis), 2015, KEPE Report No. 71, in Greek.
4. Economic Growth in Greece: Trends and Future Prospects, 2013, KEPE Study Νο.74, in Greek.
5. Market Conditions and Competition in the Greek Economy Volume C. (with Costas Kanellopoulos, Kiriaki Athanasouli, Nikolaos Georgikopoulos, Tilemahos Efthimiadis, Nikolaos Kanellopoulos, Roxani Karagianni and Stelios Karagiannis), 2011, KEPE Report No. 67, in Greek.
6. Essays on the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Growth and Productivity: Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Analysis, 2007, Ph.D. Dissertation, in Greek.  

 

Publications in books and collective volumes
1. Fiscal multipliers and growth in the Greek economy: An assessment of the recent fiscal adjustment program, 2016, in A New Growth Model for the Greek Economy: Requirements for Long-Term Sustainability, pp. 275-287, Palgrave McMillan.
2. Efficiency measurement across sectors of the Greek economy: A stochastic production frontier analysis (with Sophia Dimelis), 2012, in Policy Studies for the Greek and International Economy, pp. 47-60.
3. Technical efficiency and the role of information technology: A stochastic production frontier study across OECD countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2012, in Internet Econometrics, pp. 43-65, Palgrave McMillan.
4. An empirical investigation of direct and spillover effects from information and communication technology in Greek industries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2011, in Essays in Economics: Applied Studies on the Greek Economy, pp. 483-502.
5. Inter-industry productivity spillovers of IT and R&D: The case of Greece (with Sophia Dimelis), 2009, in Global Business & Economics Anthology, pp. 95-109.

 

Publications in conference volumes
1. Information technology as a factor of economic development: An application to OECD and EU countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2005, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Marketing and Development.
2. Labor productivity and the impact of information and communication technologies: A panel data analysis of developed and developing countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2004, in Proceedings of the NESIS Summative Conference, pp. 97-118.

 

Other publications
1. Output gap, potential GDP and future economic growth, 2015, Greek Economy-KEPE Monthly Bulletin, Issue 24, in Greek.
2. Output gap, potential GDP and future growth scenarios, 2015, Greek Economic Outlook, Issue 27.
3. Fiscal multipliers for the Greek economy, 2015, Greek Economy-KEPE Monthly Bulletin, Issue 13, in Greek.
4. The impact of regulatory environment on productivity of the Greek economy, 2014, Greek Economy-KEPE Monthly Bulletin, Issue 10, in Greek.
5. Prospects for recovery of the Greek economy, 2014, Greek Economy–KEPE Monthly Bulletin, Issue 3, in Greek.
6. The importance of productivity for Greek economic growth (with Stylianos Karagiannis and Yiannis Panagopoulos), 2012, Greek Economic Outlook, Issue 18.
7. Economic growth in Greece: Trends and medium term prospects, 2011, Greek Economic Outlook, Issue 16.
8. National accounts’ analysis of value added in sectors of the Greek economy, 2010-2011, Greek Economic Outlook, Issues 13-14-15.
9. Innovation activity in Greece: Trends and growth effects, 2010, Greek Economic Outlook, Issue 13.

 

KEPE Discussion Papers
1. Public investment multipliers in EU countries: Does the efficiency of public sector matter?, 2016, KEPE Discussion Paper No 150  Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
2. Fiscal multipliers in euro area peripheral countries: empirical evidence from a structural VAR model, 2015, Discussion Paper No. 141. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
3. Efficiency impact of ICT and the role of product market regulation: Sectoral analysis across a panel of European countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2014, Discussion Paper No. 136. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
4. Long run effects of regulation across OECD countries: Panel data evidence within a productivity convergence model, 2013, Discussion Paper No. 134. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
5. Public ownership, entry regulation and TFP growth within a productivity convergence model: Evidence from south European countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2013, Discussion Paper No. 132. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
6. Human capital effects on technical inefficiency: A stochastic frontier analysis across sectors of the Greek economy (with Sophia Dimelis), 2013, Discussion Paper No. 131. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research
7. Economic growth in Greece: Medium term trends and future prospects, 2012, Discussion Paper No. 126. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research.
8. Technical efficiency and the role of information technology: A stochastic production frontier study across OECD countries (with Sophia Dimelis), 2010, Discussion Paper No. 109. Athens, Centre of Planning and Economic Research

 

Completed working papers
1.Does public sector corruption matter when studying the TFP growth influence of regulation? Parametric and non parametric evidence across OECD countries
2.Public investment and growth in EU countries: Does public sector efficiency matter?
3.Public spending and growth in EU countries: Does monetary policy matter?
4.The growth impact of foreign direct investment: Do regulatory and technological characteristics matter?  (with Sophia Dimelis).
5.Fiscal policy and growth in the Euro area periphery: Does the business cycle matter?
6.Asymmetry in the relationship between public spending and growth in the Greek economy: Evidence form Markov Switching models.

 

Work in progress
1. Inventory investment and the business cycle before and after the crisis: Evidence from the EU and the US (with Sophia Dimelis).
2. Product market regulation and growth in OECD countries (with Nikos Benos and Stelios Karagiannis).

 

Participation in research projects
1. The Growth Vision for Greece: Forecasts, Growth Requirements and Funding, 2013, For the Greek Ministry of Development and Competitiveness.
2. Investment Opportunities in Greece, 2011, For the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.
3. Results from the Application of Law 3919/2011 on the Entry and Practice of Professions and the Effects on the National Economy, 2011, For the Greek Ministry of Finance.
4. The Extent of Competition in the Greek Economy, 2010, For the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping.

 

Citations

As of May 2017 my papers have been cited 188 times (155 times since October 2012) (h-index: 5, i-10 index: 5). For details see Google Scholar.

 

International conferences
1. ASSET Annual Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 10-12, 2016 (scheduled).
2. 6th International Ioannina Meeting on Applied Economics and Finance (IMAEF), Corfu, Greece, June 29- July 1, 2016.
3. Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society (EPCS), University of Freiburg, Germany, March 30-April 2, 2016.
4. Conference on a New Growth Model for the Greek Economy. Athens, Greece, June 3, 2015.             
5. International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE), Delphi, Greece, October 23-25, 2014.             
5. 13th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS). Thessaloniki, Greece, June 12-15, 2014.             
6. 18th Annual International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance (ICMAIF), Rethimno, Greece, May 29-31, 2014.             
7. 12th Conference on Research in Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE), Naxos, Greece, July 14-18, 2013.             
8. 11th Conference on Research in Economic Theory and Econometrics (CRETE), Milos, Greece, July 11-15, 2012.             
9. 11th Biennial International Conference of the Athenian Policy Forum (APF), Chalkidiki, Greece, July 1-3, 2012.
10. 4th International Ioannina Meeting on Applied Economics and Finance (IMAEF), Ioannina, Greece, June 21-22, 2012.
11. 16th Business and Economics Society International Conference, Athens, Greece, July 15-19, 2010.              
12. 1st International Workshop in Economics and Finance, University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece, June 15-16, 2007.
13. 10th International Conference of the Economic Society of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 9-11, 2006. 
14. ASSET Annual Meeting, Rethimno, Greece, October 27-29, 2005.      
15. 9th International Conference on Marketing and Development, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 8-11, 2005.      
16. NESIS Summative Conference on New Economy Achievements and Lessons for the Future, Athens, Greece, October 11-14, 2004.     

 

Local meetings and invited seminars
1. Conference on Topical Issues of the Greek Economy. Kyllini, Greece, May 8, 2015.             
2. Seminar at the Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business. Athens, Greece, December 3, 2014.      
3. Conference on the Greek Economy: From Crisis to Growth. University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, April 5, 2014.                 
4. Conference on Topical Issues of the Greek Economy. Euboea Chamber, Chalkis, Greece, July 6, 2013.      
5. Anniversary Conference for the 50 years of KEPE, Athens, Greece, February 19, 2010.     

  

Referee
Economic Modelling (once), Economics of Innovation and New Technology (twice), Journal of Technology Transfer (once).

 

Teaching experience (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Introduction to Economics (Undergraduate course 1st and 2nd year), Time Series and Forecasting (Undergraduate course 3rd year), Time Series Analysis (MSc).

 

Other activities, administrative and organizational tasks
1. Board Member of the Greek Statistical System (September 2014-April 2015)
2. Deputy Head of KEPE Information Technology Department (March 2010 – December 2010).
3. Member of the KEPE Planning Commission for European Funded Programmes (January 2011-December 2011).

 

Awards-scholarships
November 2004-October 2007: Holder of scholarship of the Greek States’ Scholarship Foundation (IKY).

 

Language skills
1.  English (excellent)
2.  Spanish (intermediate)
3. Greek (native)

 

Econometric software skills
1. Stata
2. E-Views