Varsakelis, Nikos

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where 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 as technological development, regional knowledge diffusion, entrepreneurship development, and foreign direct investment. He has presented many papers at international conferences. He has served as a 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 the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has given many lectures and seminars, as an invited speaker, for many institutions and universities. He directed the Laboratory of Economic Analysis and Policy from 2010 to 2014. He is vice-rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2014.