Courses (Postgraduate - Undergraduate)
A. Postgraduate courses
1. Labour Economics
The interest of the course focuses on the basic tools of analysis of labor markets, showing an outline of the political landscape for employment in Greece and Europe. The central themes of labor economics included in the course are:
• Demand for labor in the labor market equilibrium, shifts in supply and demand.
• Distribution of income; poverty and inequality measures.
• The natural rate of unemployment; duration of unemployment; the role of institutions (minimum wage policy, labor unions and collective bargaining, wages, efficiency, effort, and quality).
• The (short) inverse relationship between inflation and unemployment (curve Phillips).
B. Undergraduate courses
1. Feminist Economics
The course consists of four modules, attempting to combine matters of theory, empirical and policy questions. The major theme concerns the critical review to the economic theory (as stated by the hegemonic view), focusing on the assumptions, tools and the value of different modes of perception and representation of reality. The other three fields (employment, work in the care sector, and globalization) provide examples of applying the general and abstract elements of the first section to specific phenomena
2. Industrial Location Theory
The course consists of a series of lectures starting from:
- The issue of siting an industry and finding a suitable location for an industrial unit
- And ending up on what happens to deindustrialization and unemployment trends as well as the recent trends in relocation of industrial units.
The course focuses on the analysis of "major problems" posed by the globalization process, while still covering issues related to (or derived from) the current debate about the possibility of intervention policy tools.
4. Capital Market - Money Market
The course aims to provide both analytical and empirical tools for the analysis of money and capital markets (with emphasis on the capital market).
5. Regional Diffusion of Technology
The course aims to provide the necessary analytical tools to understand the major changes occurring in the global economic map, both in terms of major trends and using specific examples. Central tool for the analysis of these trends is the field of technology (production and diffusion).