“EPOG Master Course Conference 2022”, July 3-6, Ermoupoli, Syros


The French Polytechnic of Compiègne in collaboration with the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics of the National Technical University of Athens, the Chamber of Cyclades, the University of the Aegean and the support of the Municipality of Syros – Ermoupoli, organize in Syros from 4 to 6 July 2022 the “EPOG Master Course Conference 2022”. This is the annual Conference of the distinguished European postgraduate program EPOG+ (Economic POlicies for the Global transition), which is coordinated by the French Polytechnic of Compiègne with the participation of 35 university institutions from Europe and the rest of the world.

EPOG+ falls under the category of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees supported by the European Commission and is specialized in economics and in particular in Economic Policies for the global transition with three major directions: a) Knowledge, Innovation and Digital Transition, b) Macroeconomics, Financial and Socio-economic Transition, c} Development, sustainable development and Ecological Transition. NTUA participates through the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics in the academic network of universities that are members of EPOG+.

The Conference will address issues related to the objectives of the program and global challenges related to growing economic and other inequalities, the major ecological crisis, rapid technological developments and the forced reorientation of economic growth and development towards sustainability and mitigation of inequalities. In addition, in conditions of uncertainty, it is imperative to review the basis of the economic policies in place that require the organic integration of the economic, social and environmental/ecological dimension and the formation of the corresponding capacities and skills for the planning and management of the necessary public policies.

The Conference will host approximately 150 delegates (academics, students and postgraduates, etc.) from Europe and the rest of the world and will conclude with a speech by the former Minister of Economics, Professor Nikos Christodoulakis as part of the session “Rethinking the global economy in turbulent times”.

You can find the Conference Program here.

You can find the posters of the three round tables of the Conference here.

Here are some highlights from the conference proceedings.

Participation of the PhD candidate Georgios Siokas at the 4th SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean Conference


PhD Candidate George Siokas participated in the international scientific conference “4th SmartBlueCity Euro-Mediterranean Conference-Exhibition” which took part in hybrid form,  at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. At the conference, the title of his presentation was “The Economic Impact of the Smart City on the Greek National Economy based on Input-Output Analysis”. The co-authors of the presentation are Dimitris Stamopoulos, Petros Dimas and the Associate Professor NTUA Angelos Tsakanikas. The presentation took place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00, in Thematic Unit 7 entitled “Tools and Technologies for Informed Decision-Making”.


Συμμετοχή του ΕΒΕΟ ΕΜΠ στο 32ο ετήσιο συνέδριο EAEPE (Ψηφιακά)


LIEE/NTUA successfully participated in the 32th Annual Conference of EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) that was held online, from 06 to 08 of September 2020. The general theme of this year’s EAEPE Conference was: “The Evolution of Capitalist Structures: Uncertainty, Inequality, and Climate Crisis“.

See the Conference Agenda here

The Emeritus Professor Yannis Caloghirou, the Associate Professor Aggelos Tsakanikas, the senior researchers Aimilia Protogerou and Ioanna Kastelli, the post-doc researcher Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos and the PhD Candidates George Siokas, Petros Dimas and Dimitris Stamopoulos participated with paper presentations as well as with a discussant and/or chairman role in the following four Sessions of two different Research Areas (E1. Industrial Policy and Development, E2. Entrepreneurship and Theory of the Firm, D. Innovation and Technological Change):


Chair and Discussant: Aimilia Protogerou

  • Glykeria Karagouni: Questioning Feedback Loops Between Dynamic Capabilities (Dcs), Their Antecedents and Learning as Dc Outcome: The Context of the Study
  • Dimitrios Stamopoulos, Georgios Siokas, Aggelos Tsakanikas: Absorption of Knowledge Flows in Greek Firms and its Determinants
  • Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Aimilia Protogerou, Yannis Caloghirou: Dynamic and Ict Operational Capabilities in Local Authorities: Their Antecedents, Outcomes and the Role of the Organisation’s Environment


Chair and Discussant: Glykeria Karagouni

  • Jessica Birkholz: Regional Entrepreneurship Culture: Individual Origins, Subconscious Attitudes and Impacts on Entrepreneurship Activities
  • Vasilis Konstantinou, Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexandra Kontolaimou, Aggelos Tsakanikas: Show Me How to Grow Fast in Turbulent Times: The Choice Between Training and Educational Attainment of Employees
  • Aimilia Protogerou, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Yannis Caloghirou: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Greek Innovation System: A Holistic Policy Approach


Chair and Discussant: Aimilia Protogerou

  • Julie Elambert: How Can You Pay Someone a Few Cents an Hour? Crowdwork Platforms as Market Organizers and Their Successful Application of the Babbage Principle
  • Taewon Kang, Giulio Bottazzi, Federico Tamagni: Persistence in Firm Growth: An Intra-Distributional Analysis
  • Alessandro Sapio: Firm Growth and the Evolutionary Taxonomy of Financial Systems
  • Jan Weber: Financilaization and Buyback and Their Impact on Corporate Profitability


Chair: Yannis Caloghirou

Discussants: Yannis Caloghirou, Samuel Klebaner

  • Keun Lee, Zhuqing Mao, Qu Di: The Gvc (Gloval Value Chains), Industrial Policy, and Industrial Upgrading: Automotive Sectors in Malaysia, Thailand, and China, Compared with Korea
  • Renata Sliwa: Technological Disruption and Regulatory Governance. The Case of Ict Industry
  • Luma Ramos, João Carlos Ferraz: Policy Capacity and Low Carbon Infrastructure: The Role of the Brazilian Development Bank Sophisticating the Wind Sector Domestic Production
  • Ioanna Kastelli, Petros Dimas, Aggelos Tsakanikas: The Participation of Food – Beverage – Tobacco Industries in Global Value Chains: Empirical Evidence from Southern European Countries


Chair: Tomasz Geodecki

Discussants: Tomasz Geodecki, Piotr Kopyciński

  • Georgios Siokas, Dimitrios Stamopoulos, Petros Dimas, Aggelos Tsakanikas: The Economic Impact of the Smart City on the Greek National Economy Based on Input-Output Analysis
  • Norio Tokumaru: Catalytic Policy Capacity and Dialogic Space in Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy as an Evolutionary Policy
  • Kobil Ruziev: Post-Communist Uzbekistan’s Peculiar Experiment with Development and Industrial Strategy
  • Pawel Bialynicki-Birula: Regulations on Energy Communities in the EU


Chair: Łukasz Mamica

Discussants: Łukasz Mamica, Norio Tokumaru

  • Samuel Klebaner: The Emergence of a New Industry Through a Multi-Level Political Work: The French Labor Unions and the Medical Imaging Sector
  • Emilia Ormaechea, Luciano Moretti, Joel Sidler: Industrial Policy and Development in Peripheral Economies: Reflections About Argentina
  • Iurii Bazhal: Industrial Policy in Contemporary Crisis: Innovation for “smart Specialisation”
  • Yannis Caloghirou, Aggelos Tsakanikas, Aimilia Protogerou, Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos: Industrial Restructuring, Technological Transformation and Development in a Peripheral European Country in the Times of Covid-19 Pandemic. The Case of Greece in the Aftermath of a Decennial Deep Crisis and in View of a Possibly Worse Consequent Reces


Chair: Ioanna Kastelli

Discussants: Ioanna Kastelli, Pawel Bialynicki-Birula

  • Monika Mazur-Bubak: Energy Security in the Times of Health and Unemployment Crisis on the Household Level
  • Jakub Glowacki: The Importance of Photovoltaics and Covid-19 in the Process of Increasing the Share of Renewable Energy in Energy Production in Poland
  • Lukasz Mamica: Willingness to Pay for Energy from Renewable Sources Among the Residents of the City of Krakow

Research Area D: Innovation and Technological Change

Chair and Discussants Ben Vermeulen

  • Adam Oleksiuk: Pro-Innovative Orientation of Employees in Public Sector in Poland Based on Own Research
  • Angela Dimitropoulou, Yiotopoulos Ioannis, Protogerou Aimilia, Tsakanikas Aggelos: Does the Innovativeness of Creative Industries Help Their Business Clients to Innovate?
  • Mariia Shkolnykova: Diffusion of Radical Innovation of Biotechnology Smes: Does Proximity Matter?
  • Yelda Erden Topal, Erkan Erdil, Arsev Umur Aydinoglu: Development of Concentrated Solar Power / Solar Thermal Energy Technologies Sector in Turkey: Local Integration to Global Value Chains Through International Channels

Συμμετοχή του Ομότιμου καθηγητή Γ. Καλογήρου στη Συζήτηση του Κύκλου Ιδεών, με Θέμα “Η Ελλάδα Μετά την Πανδημία”


Για πέμπτη χρονιά ο ΚΥΚΛΟΣ ΙΔΕΩΝ διοργάνωσε το ετήσιο συνέδριό του με γενικό θέμα «Η Ελλάδα Μετά». Το συνέδριο «Η Ελλάδα Μετά V» διεξάχθηκε στις 11-12 Οκτωβρίου 2021, στο αμφιθέατρο του Μουσείου Μπενάκη με κεντρικό θέμα το ερώτημα: Από την κρίση στην κανονικότητα ή η κρίση ως κανονικότητα;

Συμμετοχή των Καθ. Γ. Καλογήρου, Επ. Καθ. Α. Τσακανίκα και Δρ. Α. Πρωτόγερου στην Εκδήλωση ΙΚΥ/EBEO: «Αναδυόμενες Επιστημονικές και Τεχνολογικές περιοχές: σχέσεις με τις νέες ανάγκες της αγοράς εργασίας»


Το Ίδρυμα  Κρατικών Υποτροφιών (ΙΚΥ) και το Εργαστήριο Βιομηχανικής και Ενεργειακής Οικονομίας διοργάνωσαν την εκδήλωση με θέμα: «Αναδυόμενες Επιστημονικές και Τεχνολογικές περιοχές: Σχέσεις με τις νέες ανάγκες της αγοράς εργασίας», η οποία πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 22/1 στο αμφιθέατρο του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών .

Κεντρικός ομιλητής της εκδήλωσης ήταν ο Καθηγητής του George Washington University Νίκος Βονόρτας. Η ομιλία είχε ως θέμα: “Προκλήσεις Δημόσιας Πολιτικής και Διλήμματα Επιστημονικού Δυναμικού στην Οικονομία της Γνώσης” και παρουσίασε τις παγκόσμιες τάσεις στην απασχόληση και στον τρόπο με τον οποίο οι τεχνολογικές εξελίξεις τις επηρεάζουν.

Στο πλαίσιο της εκδήλωσης διοργανώθηκε στρογγυλό τραπέζι με θέμα «Επισκόπηση των νέων επιστημονικών και τεχνολογικών τάσεων και του ρόλου τους στο καινοτόμο οικοσύστημα της Κοινωνίας της Γνώσης» το οποίο συντονίστηκε από τον Άγγελο Τσακανίκα. Στο τραπέζι αυτό συμμετείχαν, μεταξύ άλλων, η Αιμιλία Πρωτόγερου, η οποία μίλησε για τις προοπτικές και τις προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζουν στην επαγγελματική τους σταδιοδρομία οι κάτοχοι διδακτορικού διπλώματος και ο Γιάννης Καλογήρου, ο οποίος αναφέρθηκε στη σημασία των διδακτορικών και γενικότερα των μεταπτυχιακών σπουδών στην οικονομία της γνώσης.