Dr Monastiriotis is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the
European Institute, London School of Economics (UK) and affiliate at
LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment. He holds a PhD in
Economic Geography (LSE), an MSc in Economics (University of Macedonia)
and a BSc in Economics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). He has
previously been Visiting Researcher at the GeoDa Center for Geospatial
Analysis and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of
Groningen. His research spans across three disciplinary areas –
Economics, Geography and Political Economy – and focuses geographically
on Southeast Europe (including Greece), the MENA region, Britain and the
European Union. His main research interests are on regional and
national labour markets; regional and local socio-economic disparities;
skills, education and growth; labour market flexibility wages and
unemployment; macroeconomic policy; and the political economy of reform.
He has expertise in panel-data econometrics, spatial econometrics, and
applied Geographical Information Systems.
Dr Monastiriotis has published widely in
various economics and regional science journals including Regional
Studies, Urban Studies, Oxford Economics Papers, Empirical Economics,
British Journal of Industrial Relations, Economic and Industrial
Democracy, Journal of Regional Science, Annals of Regional Science,
Environment and Planning C, Spatial Economic Analysis, European Urban
and Regional Studies, and others. He also has extensive policy and
consultancy expertise, including participation in various externally
funded projects and co-authorship of reports for DG Regio, DG EAC and
others. He is currently co-Editor of Spatial Economic Analysis (Taylor
& Francis), elected Committee Member of the British & Irish
Section of the Regional Science Association International, and Fellow of
the Regional Studies Association. In 2008 he was awarded the Moss Madden
Medal in Regional Science.
This information is accurate for the time period that the
scholar is affiliated with CES.
Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Monastitiotis V., Kallioras D. and Petrakos G. (2016), The regional impact of European Union association agreements: an event-analysis approach to the case of Central and Eastern Europe, Regional Studies (DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1198472)
Christopoulou R. and Monastiriotis V. (2016), Public-private wage duality during the Greek crisis, Oxford Economic Papers, vol.68 (1), pp.174-196.
Monastiriotis V. (2014), (When) Does Austerity Work? On the Conditional Link between Fiscal Austerity and Debt Sustainability, Cyprus Economic Policy Review, vol.8 (1), pp.71-92.
Monastiriotis V. (2014), Regional growth and national development: transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the regional Kuznets curve in the east and the west, Spatial Economic Analysis, vol.9 (2), pp.142-161.
Bartlett W., Maleković S., and Monastiriotis V. (eds) (2013), Decentralization and Development in Southeast Europe, Palgrave Macmillan.
Monastiriotis V. and Antoniades A. (2012), Reform That! Greece’s Failing Reform Technology: Beyond ‘Vested Interests’ and ‘Political Exchange’, ch.4 in Kalyvas S., Pagoulatos G. and Tsoukas H. (eds), From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment: Reforms in Greece, 1974-2010, C. Hurst & Co, London.
Between government failure and failed government: the Greek-Eurozone crisis in analytical perspective
Areas of Expertise
Political economy of Europe
Regional labor markets
Regional disparities and growth
EU conditionality and transition/accession
National policies and economic development
Political economy of reforms
Wages, unemployment and labor market regulations
Spatial econometrics, GIS and applied microeconometrics
Awards and Recognitions
Moss Madden Medal in Regional Science, 2008.
European Investment Bank Essay Competition (third prize), 2001.