Short biographical note
Giorgio Oikonomou defended his PhD thesis (title: The European Union and the Local and regional governance in Greece”) at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (with scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation). He holds an MSc degree in Public Policy and Public Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc in International Economic and Business Relations (currently MBA) from the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and a bachelor degree in International and European Economic and Political Studies from the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki). He graduated from the Greek National School of Public Administration. He served as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Nicosia. His research interests include (multi-level) governance, public administration reform, and subnational institutions. He has published (as a co-author and as a single author) the following articles:
Oikonomou, G. (2019), “Decentralizing Governance within the European Union Framework: Evidence from Greece”. International Journal of Public Administration (doi: 10.1080/01900692.2019.1644653).
Lampropoulou, M. and G. Oikonomou (2018), “Theoretical Models of Public Administration and Patterns of State Reform in Greece” International Review of Administrative Sciences, 84 (1), pp. 111-129.
Oikonomou, G. (2016), “Bypassing a Centralized State: The Case of the Greek Subnational Mobilization in the European Union”, Regional and Federal Studies, 26, (1) pp. 73-94.
Research Interests (Keywords):
European Union; multi-level governance; subnational mobilization; administrative reforms