Constantina Kottaridi is member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus.
She got her first degree at Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics in 1996. She later attended the Graduate Program of Iowa State University, USA, between 1997-1999 where she was granted a full scholarship. While at ISU, she also took several courses in the Statistics Department where she got my minor. Returning to Greece, she joined the Doctoral Program of the Department of International and European Economic Studies at Athens University of Economics and Business from where she was granted her PhD in 2004. Her PhD committee was comprised by exceptional scholars, among them late John Dunning, Emeritus Professor and guru in FDI issues and Peter Buckley, an exceptional International Business Scholar.
In September 2004 she was employed at the University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics as a Visiting Lecturer. In 2006 she was elected as a regular Lecturer and she officially joined the Department in September 2007. In January 2013 she was appointed her current position.
She has worked in a number of research programs and she has been the main researcher of the Pythgoras program, 2005-2006 “Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations – National and Regional Driving Factors”.
Currently, she is the Director of the joint MSc. Program in Bioeconomics (joint with the Department of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Director of the Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development Laboratory and Executive Director of the international scientific community “Athenian Policy Forum”. She is a also national representative at the Board of Directors of the international scientific community “European International Business Academy”. She is a special adviser to the Crisis Observatory of ELIAMEP. She has presented her work in over 40 international conferences worldwide while she has also served as a Chair and committee member in a number of conferences.
Her specialization area lies with Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations. She is interested both in the macroeconomic aspects related to FDI, such as the impact of FDI on growth as well as the microeconomic angle of MNCs, i.e. their operations, subsidiaries, R&D etc. However, her interests are not exhausted there. She is also interested in economic development and growth, human capital, intellectual property rights, private investments, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their internationalization placing emphasis on technology and networks. Her research ahs been published in prominent international journals such as International Business Review, Empirical Economics, Review of International Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Developing Areas, Applied Economics, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, etc. At the same time, she has edited a number of books, among which her co-editing book “A Festschrift in honor of John Nash: Game Theory. The book contains original papers of well-known scholars in game theory as well as an original interview by John Nash and it was the first book on game theory in Greek in 2002. She is also a reviewer in many well-established journals such as the above mentioned (International Business Review, Empirical Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, Applied Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Developing Areas, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Urban Studies, Small Business Economics, etc.).