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Stavros Drakopoulos

Basic Information

Title: Professor
Area of Specialization: Economic Methodology and History of Economic Thought
Division: History of Science and Technology

Contact details

Phone No. : (+30) 210 727 5545
Fax: (+30) 210 727 5530
E-mail: sdrakop[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr
Office hours: Monday 15:00-17:00 and Thursday11:00-12:00.
Website: http://users.uoa.gr/~sdrakop/index.htm
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


B.A. (Honours) in Economics, The Economics University of Athens (AUEB)
M.Sc. in Economics, University of Stirling, UK
Ph.D in Economics , University of Stirling, UK

Research interests

  • Economic Methodology and History of Economic Thought
  • Subjective Well-Being and Economics
  • Labour Economics, Health Economics

Courses and Seminars



  • Principles of Economic Analysis

Elective Compalsory:

  • Philosophy of Economics
  • History of Economic Thought


  • Topics in the History of Economic Thought
  • Economic Analysis and Policy


  • Science, Technology, Economics
  • History of Science: 18th-20th Centuries

Selected Publications

A. Papers in Academic Journals (since 2004)

  • “The Historical Development of Hierarchical Behaviour in the History of Economic Thought” (with A. Karayiannis), Journal of the History of Economic  Thought, vol.26, No.3,  2004. DOI: 10.1080/1042771042000263849
  • "Satisficing and Sequential Targets in Economic Policy Design: a Politico-Economic Approach”, Contributions to Political Economy,  vol.23, No.1,  2004. DOI: 10.1093/conpec/bzh001
  • “A Meta-theoretical Assessment on the Decline of the Scholastic Economics in the History of Economic Thought.” (with G. Gotsis), History of Economics Review, vol. 40, 2004. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/18386318.2004.11681189
  • “A Review of Kuhnian and Lakatosian ‘Explanations’ in Economics” (with A. Karayiannis), History of Economic Ideas, vol.13, No.2, 2005. DOI: 10.1400/18548
  • “The Conceptual Roots of Work Effort in Pre-classical and Classical Economic Thought (with A. Karayiannis), Archives  of Economic History, vol. 18,  No2,  2006.
  • “The Paradox of Happiness: Evidence from the late Pre-classical and Classical Economic Thought" (with A. Karayiannis), Storia del Pensiero Economico  vol.4, No.1, 2007 DOI: 10.1400/96893
  • “Comparison Wage in Trade Union Decision Making” Acta Oeconomica vol.57, No.4, 2007. DOI: 10.1556/aoecon.57.2007.4.4
  • “The Paradox of Happiness: Towards an Alternative Explanation” Journal of  Happiness Studies, vol.9, No.2, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-007-9054-5
  • “Gender Discrimination and Institutional Frameworks: Evidence from Four European Union Countries” (with I. Theodossiou and S. Dodd), International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, vol.1, 2008. ijbesar.teiemt.gr/volume1_issue1.php
  • “Childhood Socioeconomic Deprivation and Later Adulthood Health” (with I Theodossiou and E. Lakioti), International Journal of Social Economics, vol.38, No.1,  2011. DOI: 10.1108/03068291111091945
  • “The Economics of the Early Christian Rhetoric: The Case of the Second Petrine Epistle of the New Testament” (with G. Gotsis), History of Economic Ideas, vol.19, No.1,  2011. DOI: 10.1400/168244
  • “Wicksteed, Robbins and the Emergence of Mainstream Economic Methodology”, Review of Political Economy, vol.23, No.3, 2011. DOI: 10.1080/09538259.2011.583837
  • “The Neglect of Comparison Income: an Historical Perspective”, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, vol. 18, No.3, 2011. DOI:10.1080/09672560903552579
  • “Economic Policies, Political Considerations and Overall Health”, Economic Analysis and Policy”, vol.41, No.3, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/S0313-5926(11)50037-2
  • “A Survey of Safety and Health at Work in Greece” (with A. Economou and  A. Grimani), International Journal of Workplace Health Management, vol.5, 2012. DOI: 10.1108/17538351211215393
  • “Professor Anastassios Karayiannis, 4 October1955 - 14 January 2012: Academic Economist and Scholar”, History of Economic Thought and Policy , No.2, 2012. DOI: 10.3280/SPE2012-002011
  • “The History of Attitudes Towards Interdependent Preferences”, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, vol.34, No.4, 2012. DOI: 10.1017/s105383721200051x
  • “Injury - Related Absenteeism and Job Satisfaction: Insights from Greek and UK Data” (with K. Grimani), The International Journal of Human Resource Management vol.24, No.18, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2013.777678
  • “The Development of Trade Union Theory and Mainstream Economic Methodology” (with I. Katselidis), Journal of Economic Issues , vol.48, No.4,  2014. DOI: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624480413
  • “From Edgeworth to Econophysics: A Methodological Perspective” (with I. Katselidis), Journal of Economic Methodology, vol.22, No1, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/1350178x.2014.1003579
  • “Workers’ Risk Underestimation and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation”,    (with I. Theodossiou), European Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 41, No.3, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10657-012-9379-3
  • “Economic Crisis, Economic Methodology and the Scientific Ideal of Physics”, Journal of Philosophical Economics, vol.10, No.1, 2016. URI: http://hrcak.srce.hr/168988
  • “Labor Earnings Reductions, Happiness Levels and Needs Hierarchy” (with K. Grimani), International Journal of Wellbeing, vol.7, No.1, 2017. doi:10.5502/ijw.v7i1.540
  • “Value Neutrality in the History of Economics”, Neusis Review of the History and Philosophy of Science, 2019, vol. 26, pp.5-24 (in Greek). https://www.ekdotikeathenon.gr/nefsis-26-p194.html
  • “Classical and Pre-Marginalist Ideas on the Relationship between Economics and Psychology”, (with I. Katselidis), History of Economic Ideas, vol.28, No.1, 2019. DOI: 10.19272/201906101003
  • “Pay Level Comparisons in Job Satisfaction Research and Mainstream Economic Methodology",Journal of Happiness Studies, vol.21, No.3 pp.825-42, 2020. doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00111-z
  • Methodology of Social and Economic Sciences: An Introduction” (with G. Gotsis and K. Grimani), Greek Academic Electronic Publications, Athens, 2015 (in Greek). ISBN: 978-960-603-087-1
  • Comparisons in Economic Thought: Economic Interdependency Reconsidered, Routledge Publishers, London, 2016. ISBN: 9781138850545
  • An Introduction to the Principles of Contemporary Economics, Papazisis Publishers, Athens, 2018 (in Greek). ISBN: 978-960-02-3426-8
C.Chapters in edited books
  • «Wage Targets and Trade Union Utility»”, in Essays in Honour of Professor S. Sarantides, published by the University of Piraeus, 2004, pp.107-127
  • «The Case of Greece» (με A. Ekonomou, E. Kli, A. Nikolaou, I Theodossiou) in Are the Healthier Wealthier or the Wealthier Healthier? The European Experience”, A. Skalli, E. Johansson. I. Theodossiou (eds.), ETLA, Helsinki, 2006. pp. 85-119. https://www.etla.fi/en/publications/b219-en/
  • «Human Needs Hierarchy and Happiness: Evidence from the late Pre-classical and Classical Economics»  (with A. Karayiannis), in Handbook of the Economics of Happiness, L. Bruni and P.L Porta (eds.), Edward Elgar, Cheletenham, UK, 2007. DOI: 10.4337/9781847204158.00009
  • «Recessions, Economic Policy and Health Inequalities» in Knoweldge-Based Technologies and OR Methodologies for Strategic Decisions of Sustainable Development,  M. Grassenbauer, L. Sakalauskas, and E. K. Zavadskas (eds.), VGTU Press, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009. ISBN 978-9955-28-482-6
  • «Hierarchical Needs, Income Comparisons and Happiness Levels» in Quality of Life: A Positive Psychology Perspective, A. Efklides and D. Moraitou (eds.), Springer, New York, 2013. . DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4963-4_2
  • «Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy and the Effect of Income on Happiness Levels» in The Happiness Compass: Theories, Actions and Perspectives for Well-Being, (with Κ. Grimani), in F. Sarracino (ed.), Nova Science Publ., New York, 2013.  ISBN: 978-1-62808-817-5
  • «The Physics Scientific Ideal in the Works of Edgeworth and Fisher» in Essays in Contemporary Economics: A Festschrift in Memory of Anastasios D. Karayiannis, G. Bitros and N. Kyriazis (eds.), Springer, New York, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10043-2_3
  • «The Effect of  Pay Cuts on Psychological Well-Being and Job Satisfaction» (with K. Grimani) in  Job Satisfaction: Determinants, Workplace Implications and Impacts on Psychological Well-Being, in R. Osbourne (ed.), Nova Science Publ., New York, 2015. ISBN:978-1-63463-674-2
  • «Theories of Consumption» in An Introduction to Macroeconomics, L-P. Rochon and S. Rosi (eds), Edward Elgar, Chentelham, UK. (forthcoming, 2020).

Other Activities

  • Invited Speaker to   the international seminar Womens Participation in Social Transformation and Development of South East European Countries”, by UNESCO Center Salonica,. (November 2007).         
  • Invited lecture to the 12th European Universities Summer School in History and Philosophy  of Economics, organized by the Universities of Thessaly and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Argalasti, August 2009).
  • Reviewer for the History of Economic Thought of Australia (HETSA) best dissertation prize award  for 2008-2009 at the doctorate level.
  • Keynote Speaker, Ph.D Research Workshop, University of Aberdeen Business School, UK, (November 2011).
  • Invited Speaker to CEO&CSR Money Conference, Athens, (September 2012).
  • Invited Speaker to the International Workshop: The Impact of Economic Crisis on Health and Safety at Work, European University, Cyprus, (November, 2014).
  • Associate member of the Center for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, UK (CELMR).
  • Acted as a Referee for (among others):
  • American Economic Review, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Economic Studies, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Socio-Economics, Review of Political Economy, Metroeconomica, Applied Economics, Acta Oeconomica, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, The Journal of Philosophical Economics, History of Economic Ideas, European Journal of the History of Economic Though, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Book Proposal Referee for: Routledge Publishers (2014, 2016), Palgrave Macmillan (2018).
  • Visiting Professor:  Athens University of Economics and Business (2004-05), University of  Jaume I, Spain (Spring 2005), Nιcolaus Copernicus University of Torun, Poland (Spring 2019), University of Thessaly (2011, 2012, 2014, 2020).