Harokopio University of Athens

Department of Hone Economics and Ecology

Social and Economic Analysis for Family and Consumer Science Lab


Research Interests
Applied Microeconomics
Behavioral Economics
Macroeconomic policy

Key Publications

Kostakis, I. and E. Theodoropoulou, (2017), “Spatial analysis for the nexus tourism-human capital-economic growth: Evidence for the period 2000-2013 among NUTS II Southern European regions”, In Press, Tourism Economics (IP Publishing LTD).

Kostakis, I., Sarantis, L. and E., Sardianou, (2016), “Foreign Direct Investment and Environmental Degradation: Further evidence from Brazil and Singapore”, Working Paper MPRA No. 75643, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29652.19840

Sardianou, E., Kostakis, I., Mitoula, R., Gkaragkani, V., Lalioti, E. and E., Theodoropoulou, (2015),”Entrepreneurs’ attitudes on sustainable tourism management: the case of Greece”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 18(3), 857-879.

Kostakis, I., (2014), “Public Investments, Human Capital and Political Stability: The Triptych of Economic Success”, Economics Research International, Article ID 709863,

Kostakis, I. and E., Sardianou, (2012), “Which factors affect Tourists’ willingness to pay for renewable energy?”, Renewable Energy, 38(1), 169-172

Key Experience

Research assistant at the Laboratory of Social and Economic Analysis for Family and Consumer Science, Department of Home Economics and Ecology, Harokopio University of Athens