& Regional Development

Department of Economic

Undergraduate Studies

The Department is one of a number of economics departments in Greece and its graduates are registered in the Greek Chamber of Commerce. The main goal of the Department is the acquisition of a broad and deep knowledge of economics and regional science. The subjects of study and research in the Department cover important historical and contemporary issues in economics such as: the theory of the consumer, the producer and the state; economic development; international economic crises and how to deal with them; the role of the state; international trade; international organizations and financial organizations; the organization of private and public institutions; the strengthening of entrepreneurship; the utilization of technology and innovation; the support of dynamic sectors; the activation of social capital; the analysis of social inequality; investigation of the role of urban centers, metropolises, and balanced regional development; familiarization with and use of mathematics, statistics and econometric methods and techniques.

Economic Science which provides students with the basic subjects taught in all contemporary Economics Departments: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Public Finance and Fiscal Policy; Development Economics; Monetary Theory and Policy; International Economic Relations; Industrial Organization; Economic Policy; Labor Economics; the History of Economic Thought; etc.

Regional Science, with the basic subject areas of: Urban and Regional Economic Policy; Location of Economic Activities; Transportation Economics; Environmental Economics; Land Planning; City Planning; Cultural Development; Economic and Urban Geography; the Institutional Framework of Regional Development, Local Administration; etc.

Quantitative Analysis, with the basic subject areas of: Mathematics; Descriptive and Deductive Statistics; Econometrics, Quantitative Methods of Economic Analysis; Methods of Regional Analysis, Cartography; Geographical Information Systems; and Statistical-Econometric Packages.

Graduates of the Department of Economic and Regional Development have all the qualifications and skills which allow them to work in both the private and the public sectors. They are members of the Greek Chamber of Commerce and thereafter have all the professional rights of an economist, which entitle our graduates to compete for advertised regional economist positions in the Local Administration of the Public Service as well as in the broader public service within this field as members of working groups or undertaking research. In addition, they are entitled to join the Association of Greek Regionalists which is in the process of officially recognizing the specialization of Regionalist. In the private sector, graduates of the department work in Greek and International Banks (JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, etc.), in domestic and international consultant companies (KPMG, PwC, Delloite, etc.); as independent researchers; and as executives in firms which undertake regional development studies at the local, regional, and sectoral levels. In the public sector, graduates of the department work as executives in the Central Administration (in Ministries) and in Public Corporations and Organizations, Their work focuses on subjects related to development, national and regional planning, policies of the European Union; Local Administration (Municipal and Regional), and the Decentralized Regional Administration. Some of them pursue careers in Universities and research centers in Greece or abroad. They are also qualified to teach political economy in secondary schools. Finally, the completion of undergraduate and graduate studies in the Department broadens our graduates’ horizons as they are able to compete for positions in the European Union and in international organizations which are concerned with economic issues and with development on the international, national, regional, or sectoral level.

Once an individual registers in a Greek university, he/she acquires official student status which comes to an end when he/she receives his/her degree. A student can defer his/her studies by making an application to the Department. This deferral must then be endorsed by a General Meeting of the Department. During the course of this deferment, the individual is no longer considered a student and all his/her rights and privileges as a student are rescinded. Student status can be re-acquired with another application to the Department by the interested party. Students have the right to use all the facilities and means with which the university is equipped in order to complete their education, in accordance with the regulations of the University and the Department, as well as the decisions of the appropriate body responsible. Given the conditions detailed below, students are entitled to:

1. Free textbooks and/or other teaching aids
2. Facilitation of their transportation (student tickets).
3. Full medical, pharmaceutical and hospital coverage
4. Free board
5. Housing
6. National Scholarships
7. Loans
8. Computer Laboratories

The above are also provided to students who transfer from universities abroad and within Greece, as well as to students who have graduated from universities abroad and are allowed to enter the program and begin in a specified term in accordance with a decision of the National Centre for Accreditation.
For the graduates of Universities, Technical Education Institutes and so on who register following placement exams and for top students from the Technical Educational Institutes who register without taking exams, there is no provision for transportation, national scholarships, or loans..

Student Services are provided for eight terms from the time of a student’s initial registration at the university. This is the period of compulsory attendance. The period over which students receive services can be increased by four terms (half of the compulsory attendance period), provided that the student does not receive his/her degree before this total period has expired. If student status is rescinded, it is not counted as part of this period. Some of the student service provisions still hold during military service (health coverage, board) and/or a serious illness (board).

Graduates of the Department of Economic and Regional Development have the possibility of employment in both the private and the public spheres. They are registered in the Greek Chamber of Commerce and have all the professional rights of an economist, as well as the right to participate in competitions for positions in the Public Sector in Economic and Administrative Services, as well as in Regional and Local Administration. Furthermore, they have the right of membership in the Association of Greek Regionalists, which is pursuing the recognition of Regionalist as a professional specialization.

The Internship Program of the Department is designed to help students acquire work experience in Greece. The interns are able combine theoretical knowledge from their studies with the practical application of that knowledge in work environments in related fields. The students have the opportunity to become familiar with work environments including: Greek enterprises; financial institutions; accounting offices; research centers; local government; Regional Planning agencies; and so on. In this way, closer and more permanent ties are created between the Department and the potential work places of our graduates. Internships last for three months. In the course of each academic year, two internship periods are available, one during the winter term and one during the spring term. Any student who has completed his/her second year of studies is eligible to take part in the Internship Program. However, students may participate only once during the course of their undergraduate studies. Participation is not compulsory, nor is it connected with the writing of a bachelor’s thesis. It is recognized as work experience and appears on the student’s transcript but is not calculated as part of the final average mark.

Courses Offered

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8001 - Introduction to Regional Science

8003 - Introduction to Political Economy I

8005 - Mathematics I

8006 - Introduction to Information Systems

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8011 - Business Economics and Accounting

8012 - Statistics ΙI

80109 - Mathematics ΙΙ

80110 - Economic and Urban Geography

80111 - Introduction to Political Economy ΙΙ

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8008 - The Institutional Framework of Regional Development

8010 - Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Ι

Assistant Professor G. SIOUROUNIS / Honorary Professor SAR. LOLOS

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8020 - Urban Economics

8021 - Public Finance: The Economic Functions of the State

8032 - Quantitative Methods of Economic Analysis

80112 - Macroeconomic Theory and Policy ΙΙ

Assistant Professor G. SIOUROUNIS / Honorary Professor SAR. LOLOS

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8029 - Methods of Regional Analysis

8034 - Lecturer Labor Economics and Manpower Policy

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

80114 - Monetary and Credit Theory and Policy

ELECTIVE COURSES (EL) One (1) course to be chosen - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8024 - The Economic History of Urban and Rural Areas

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

8026 - Applied Statistics

8036 - Economic Law

8083 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Associate Professor S. KYVELOU-CHIOTINI / D. IERAPETRITIS

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

8062 - Cohesion Policy of the EU

8079 - General Accounting

80101 - Geographical Information Systems and Regional Analysis

80115 - Local Development: Theory and Policy

80142 - Maritime Spatial Planning

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8017 - Economic Development

8031 - Public Finance Theory and Policy Ι

8040 - Regional Economic Analysis

8041 - Environmental Economics and Policy

ELECTIVE COURSES (EL) One (1) course to be chosen - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8038 - Location Models of Productive Activities

8092 - The Functioning of Business Enterprises

Professor V. DOUVLIS

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

8093 - Special Issues in Labour Economics

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

80100 - Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development: Policies, Methodologies and Tools

80107 - Economic Theory and Gender: Women, Economic Theory and Policies

80116 - Microeconomic Analysis

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

80129 - Bank Financing

80136 Erasmus+ Contemporary issues in local and region development

80141 - Public Accounting

Professor K. LIAPIS

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8022 - Economic Growth

8030 - Economic Analysis and Transportation Policy

ELECTIVE COURSES (EL) Two (2) courses to be chosen - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8042 - Public Finance: Theory and Policy ΙΙ

8051 - Urban and Residential Development and Policies

8052 - Cultural Policies for Development

8053 - Industrial Economics and Policy

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

8060 - Capital and Money Markets

8073 - Theories of Employment and Unemployment

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

8076 - Schools of Economic Thought Ι

8082 - Economics of the Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainable Developmen

8084 - Regional Development and Infrastructure

8096 - Managerial and Business Accounting

Professor K. LIAPIS

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

80117 - Greek and European Regional Identity

80118 - Real Estate Economics

80119 - Spatial and Applied Econometrics

80137 Erasmus+ Topics in econometrics

This class will not be taught this year 2020-21

COMPULSORY - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8043 - International Economics

8069 - Economic Institutions and Policies of the EU

ELECTIVE COURSES (EL) Two (2) courses to be chosen - TEACHING UNITS (HOURS): 4

8061 - Regional Program Evaluation

8064 - The Greek Economy

8065 - Economic and Social Policy

8071 - Tourism Development

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

8074 - Information Technology and the Economy

8081 - Environmental History and Policy

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

8098 - Project Planning and Administration

80106 - Policies of Employment and Methods of Evaluation

Teaching Assignment from the NSRF (National Stategic Reference Framework)

80122 - Evaluation of Private and Public Investments

80123 - Econometrics ΙΙ

80124 - Globalization

80128 - The Economics of Local Administration

TIMETABLE FOR ECONOMIC TERMINOLOGY IN ENGLISH. OFFERED TO STUDENTS OF EVERY TERM AS WELL AS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS.

800130 - Economic Terminology in English I (Intermediate)

800131 - Economic Terminology in English II (Advanced)

800132 - How to Write Academic Papers and Summaries in English

800133 - Presentation Techniques for Economics and the Social Sciences in English

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