Nikolaos Ch. Varsakelis
Vice Rector for Finance
Associate Professor at the School of Economics
Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences
Nikos Varsakelis is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki were he teaches economics, advanced macroeconomics at the undergraduate level and economics of innovation at the graduate level. His research interests are in the fields of European Integration, Industrial and Technology Policy, and Multinational Firms. He has published articles in scientific journals on topics such technological development, regional knowledge diffusion, entrepreneurship development, and foreign direct investment. He has presented many papers in international conferences. He has served as referee for many international journals and international organizations. He served as National Expert for the Directorates General II and XV of the Commission of the EU and research project evaluator for the EU, the Swiss Research Organization and the Georgia research Organization. He was visiting scholar at the University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has given many lectures and seminars, as invited speaker, for many institutions and universities. He directs the Laboratory of Economic Analysis and policy since 2010.