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Spyros Vliamos

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization: Methodology and Theory of Institutions and Economic Policy
Division: Philosophy and Theory of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5525
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: svliamos[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Wednesday 15:00-18:00
Contact address: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Philosophy and History of Science (M.I.Th.E)
University Campus, Ano Ilisia
15771, Athens

Academic information


1974 Bachelor in Economic Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
1975 Master of Arts in Economics, Manchester University
1978 Ph.D. in Economics, Queen Mary College and LSE (joint research program), University of London

Research interests


  • Institutions and Economic Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Institutions and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Development
  • Local Development
  • Economic Philosophy

Courses and Seminars



  • Introduction to Social Sciences
  • Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)
  • Institutions and Economy
  • Institutions and Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications


  • The decision for the Formation of the Prices: An Economic Policy problem, Athens 1984, University of Athens, Department of Economic Studies, Athens 1984, (pp 82).
  • The Industrial Areas and the Industrial – Regional Policy: The Greek Experience. Publisher Hellenic Industrial Development Bank. Athens 1988, (pp 120).
  • Industrial Areas: Problems and Prospects. (Co-editor with Prof. J. Karkazis). Joint Publication University of Liverpool and University of the Aegean, in the Series Studies in Spatial Analysis. General editors T. B. Boffey & J. Karkazis, Vol. 2, May 1991 (pp 116).
  • Industrial Parks: Institutions, Theory and Methodology of Planning (in cooperation with professors J. Georgoulis & E. Kourliouros). Common edition of the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank and Papazissis Publishers, Athens 1991, (pp 123).
  • European Monetary Integration: The Deregionalisation of National Banking Sectors (Analysis of the Greek Case) (in cooperation with Prof. N. Kyriazis), Economic Research Monograph Series, Nagoya University, Nagoya 1992.  A revised edition of this study has been published in Greek by the Hellenic Banks’ Association in Current Issues Series No. 14, Athens 1993.
  • ‘Regional-Local Development’, ‘Sustainable Development’, ‘Sustainable Development and Energy’, (Three Textbooks for Instructors of Adult Education Programs), Institute for Continuous Education and Training, Athens, 2008.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • “Reserve Ratio & Commercial Banks Portfolio Behavior in Greece, 1960-1981” SPOUDAI (STUDIES), Volume 2, Piraeus 1984.
  • “Balanced Regional Development and Public Investment in a form of a non-material Public Infrastructure” (in cooperation with T. Yagi), in International Economic Conflict Series, Economic Research Center, n. 50, October 1990, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • “Economic Theorizing and Policy Making”, in International Economic Conflict Series, Economic Research Center, n. 52, October 1992, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • “Regional Development: Convergence, Investments and Infrastructures. A theoretical approach”, (in cooperation with Professor N. Kyriazis) in Review of Decentralization, Local Administration and Regional Development, Issue n. 3, Athens 1996.
  • “Methodology of economic assessment of the environment and its application in the planning of a system of environmental taxes” (in cooperation with Mr. Har. Panorios). TOPOS Review of Urban and Regional Studies, 1997.
  • “Regional Development and Non-material Public Infrastructure” (in cooperation with Dr. T. Yagi), Bulletin of Economic Research, Oxford, Vol. 49: 1/1997.
  • ‘Cost Benefit Analysis for evaluating the Complex-City Model’ (in cooperation with Prof. D. Sarigiannis) Joint Research Center Report, Joint Research Center, European Commission, Ispra 1998.
  • ‘Greece: Out of Housing Market Recession’, in Michael Ball (ed.) Annual Review of European Housing Markets, 1999. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, UK.
  • ‘The effects of Tourism on Natural Environment and the contribution of Environmental Studies on the future of Tourism’ (in cooperation with S. Karagiannis), in Review of Decentralization, Local Administration and Regional Development, Issuen.18, Athens 1999.
  • ‘Ecological Tourism and Local Government: A Proposal’ (in cooperation with S. Karagiannis), Social Sciences Tribune, Vol. 18, June 2000.
  • ‘The contribution of Ecotourism management in Local Development’ ‘Η συμβολή της Οικο-τουριστικής διαχείρισης στην Τοπική Ανάπτυξη’ (in cooperation with S. Karagiannis) in Review of Decentralization, Local Administration and Regional Development, Issue n.19, Athens 2000.
  • ‘An Innovative Cost-Benefit Analysis Decision Support System for the Evaluation of Alternative Scenarios of Water Resources Management’ (in cooperation with Κ. Αravossis, P. Αnagnostopoulos, Α. Κougolos). Fresenious Environmental Bulletin, Parlar Scientific Publications, 2004.
  • ‘Empire of the Ocean against Empire of the Continent: An Economic Analysis of Strategy’ (in cooperation with Prof. N. Kyriazis), Archives of Economic History, (Vol. XVIII, Issue No 2, 2006).
  • ‘Education Efficiency and Labour Market Achievements: An Evaluation of Twenty OECD Countries’ (with. N. Tzeremes), The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Vol.3, No. 2, 2006.

Published also in

  • Jim Brox (ed.) Globalization and Innovation in Governance in the 21st Century, Athenian Policy Forum and University of Waterloo, Canada, Spring 2007 and
  • E.G. Carayannis and P. Formica (eds) Knowledge Matters: A networks and Clusters Perspective from the US, Europe, Asia Macmillan Press/Palgrave Books (2008).
  • ‘Entrepreneurship Innovation at Work and Schools: The Greek Paradigm, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2008.
  • ‘Economic Analysis of Medical Malpractice’ (in cooperation with Maria Chatziplaton), in Review of Decentralization, Local Government and Regional Development, Vol. 14, Issue No. 51, 2008. Republished in Issue 52 of the Same Review also and in The Review of Private Law, (Law and Economy Series), Papazissis Publishers, 2008.
  • ‘Small Business Development: Efficiency Evaluation of Knowledge Based Networks’ (in cooperation with G. Halkos and N. Tzeremes), International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management,Vol. 9, Nos. 1 / 2, 2009.
  • ‘Technological Progress and Human Capital Accumulation in a Model of Endogenous Growth’, (in cooperation with Iacovos Psarianos). International Journal of Economic Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan. – June 2010.
  • ‘Factors influencing Entrepreneurial Behavior andBusiness Formation: Evidence from Central Greece’(in cooperation with N. Tzeremes), International Journal of the Knowledge Economy, (forthcoming).
  • Estimating the Value of Life in Courts: An Economic Approach’ (in cooperation with A. Hatzis), The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, (forthcoming).

Chapters in Refereed Books

  • “The Industrial Areas in Greece: Evolution and Evaluation” in S. Vliamos & J. Karkazis (eds): Industrial Areas: Problems and Prospects, Joint publication University of Liverpool and University of the Aegean, in the Series Studies in Spatial Analysis. General editors T. B. Boffey, Vol. 2, May 1991.
  • “The activation of the Endogenous Potential: Development Companies and the Hellenic Industrial Development Bank, as vehicles of Local Development”, Review of the Institute of Regional Development, Panteion University of Social Sciences, Athens 1992.
  • “Infrastructure Investment in the European Community on the road to Economic and Monetary Unification”, Social Capital for Economic Development: Most efficient ways by N. Okuno, T. Yagi, K. Yakita, (eds.) Nagoya 1994 (in Japanese), (in cooperation with professor N. Kyriazis).
  • “The System of environmental taxes for the Pollution: How effective can it be for the Public Administration?” Public Policy for the Environment. National Center of Public Administration, Athens 1994.
  • “A system of decision making for the urban housing market”, (in cooperation with Mr. H. Panorios) in D. Economou and G. Petrakos (eds.) The Development of Greek Cities: Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Urban Analysis and Policy, Thessaly University Press, Volos 1998.
  • ‘European Integration and Globalization: From European Regionalism to Globalization’, στοSiamack Shojai, Robert Christopherson (eds.) The Virtuous Vice: Globalization, School of Business Administration, State University of New York, New York, Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • ‘Regional Development, Environment and the Tourist Product’ in Peter Nijkamp, Maria Yaoutzi (eds.) Tourism and Regional Development: New Pathways, Routledge. Publications, London, (2005).
  • ‘Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Greek Labour Market and Education System, in E. G. Carayannis and J. J.Chanaron (eds.)Strategic Knowledge Serendipity and Arbitrage in Leading and Managing Creators, Inventors and Innovators, Greenwood Publishing Group, Praeger Books, USA 2007.
  • ‘EvolutionaryEpistemologyasamethodologyforStudyingtheEntrepreneurialProcessandStrategy’ in J. Milios and K. Theologou (eds.) Humanities and Social Sciences in the National Technical University of Athens, NTUA Editions 2010.

Articles in Honorary Volumes

  • “Deficit Spending and the level of Demand in the Greek Economy, 1958-78” Honorary Volume of Prof. Ant. Damaskinidis, University of Thessalonica, 1982.
  • “The Character of the Greek Regional Economic Problem: Presentation and Analysis” in Honorary Volume of Prof. Hieronymus Pintos, Panteion University of Social Sciences, Athens, 1983.
  • “Economic Theory, Economic Policy and Economists” in Studies in honor of Professor L.Th. Houmanidis, University of Piraeus, Piraeus 1991.
  • “Economic Theorizing and Policy Practice”, in Studies in honor of Professor A. Kanellopoulos, University of Piraeus, Piraeus 1993.
  • ‘Methodological Individualism and Entrepreneurial Development’, Studies in honor of Professor P. Gemtos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 2010.

Articles in Conference Volumes

  • “Economic Efficiency and Public Enterprises” in C.E.E.P. Le rôle de l’Entreprise Publique face au renouveau économique de l’Europe. Actes, 10e Congres, Lisbonne – 27/29 juin, 1984.
  • ‘’ Industrial Areas as a means of Regional Development: Recent Experience in Greece”, Proceedings, XXVII European Congress, Regional Science Association, Athens, 25-28 August 1987.
  • “Balanced regional development and public infrastructure investments in a form of a non-material capital”. Inter-disciplinary Approaches for Regional Planning, The Greek Section of the Regional Science Association, edited by the National Technical University of Athens, 1995 (pages 7-34).
  • “Local Economic Growth and the Regional Loan Market: The case of Greece” (in cooperation with Dr. D. Hionis). Presented in the conference of the European Regional Science Association in Vienna, September 1998.
  • ‘A new Methodology Approach for the Techno-economic evaluation of Alternative Waste Disposal Methods by use of Multicriteria Analysis’ (in cooperation withΚ. Αravossis, P. Αnagnostopoulos, Α. Κougolos), Proceedings of the 7th  International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Syros , September 2001.
  • ‘Institutions and Economic Efficiency’ Paper presented in the 1st Scientific Conference organized by the Technological Education Institute of Lamia, April, 2008.
  • ‘The Assessment of Compensatory Damages for Medical Error by the Greek Courts:  An Economic Analysis, (in cooperation with A. Hatzis), in Brox, J. & Baltas, N. (eds), The Global Economics of a Changing Environment ,North Waterloo Academic Press, Autumn 2009

Additional Information

  • Managing Editor of the Journal of Regional Science Inquiries, and member of the Editorial Boards of the ‘International Journal of Economic Asymmetries’,(Athenian Policy Forum) and the ‘International Journal of the Knowledge Economy’, (Springer Publishing House). Also, member of the Editorial Board of the Book Series under the general title ‘Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management’ (Springer Publishing House).
  • Founder of the research group Pan - European Entrepreneurship Research Group, Université de Paris – Dauphine, and member of the Scientific Committee and of Faculty of the European Doctoral Program European University Network on Entrepreneurship Research – ESU.