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[Photo: Christos GENAKOS] Dr Christos GENAKOS
Research Economist - Growth
Athens University of Economics and Business
Tel: (+30) 210 8203 353
Email: cgenakos@aueb.gr

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Expertise: Industrial Organization and Productivity


Christos Genakos is Assistant Professor in the Economics Department of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the London Business School. After the completion of his doctorate he worked as Lecturer, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Selwyn College, Cambridge University. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University College London and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the National and Kappodistrian University of Athens, where he graduated top of his class. He is also a Research Fellow in the Industrial Organization programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research focuses on industrial organization and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on quantitative techniques for competition analysis and regulation. He has published in many leading international peer-refereed journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, Academy of Management Perspectives and more. His research has been covered extensively by both Greek and international media.

Current Areas of Research:

Industrial Organization, Competition Policy & Regulation, Productivity & Management, Incentives & Performance, Behavioral Economics


  • PhD in Economics (2005), London Business School
  • MSc in Economics (2000), University College London
  • BSc in Economics (1998), National and Kappodistrian University of Athens


  • ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC) Awarded a PhD Studentship financial award.
  • LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL (LBS) Awarded a PhD Programme financial award.
  • STATE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION (IKY) Received award and scholarship by the Greek Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for achieving 1st national rank in entrance exams and for graduating 1st from the Department of Economics of the University of Athens.

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

Selected Publications:

  • “Interim Rank, Risk Taking and Performance in Dynamic Tournaments” with Mario Pagliero, Journal of Political Economy (2012, Vol. 120, No. 4, pp. 782-813)

  • “Management Practices Across Firms and Countries” with Nick Bloom, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Academy of Management Perspectives (26, no.1, February 2012)

  • “Testing the Waterbed effect in Mobile Telephony” with Tommaso Valletti, Journal of the European Economic Association (2011, vol. 9, Issue 6, pp. 1114-1142).

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