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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 I
  • Principles of Economics II
  • History of Economic Thought


  • Compulsory History of Economic Thought of the 20th century
  • Special Topics in the History of Economic Thought


  • Choice Theories in Economics

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, 2004
  • "Satisficing and Sequential Targets in Economic Policy Design: a Politico-Economic Approach”, Contributions to Political Economy,  vol.23, 2004
  • “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.
  • “A Review of Kuhnian and Lakatosian ‘Explanations’ in Economics” (with A. Karayiannis), History of Economic Ideas,  vol.13, 2005.
  • “The Conceptual Roots of Work Effort in Preclassical and Classical Economic Thought (with A. Karayiannis), Economic History Archives , No. 18, 2006.
  • “The Paradox of Happiness: evidence from the late Pre-classical and classical economic thought" (with A. Karayiannis), Storia del Pensiero Economico,  vol.4, 2007.
  • "Comparison Wage in Trade Union Decision Making” Acta Oeconomica , vol.57, 2007.
  • "The Paradox of Happiness: Towards an Alternative Explanation”, Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 9,  2008.
  • "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.
  • “Childhood Socioeconomic Deprivation and Later Adulthood Health” (with I Theodossiou and E. Lakioti), International Journal of Social Economics, vol.38, 2011.
  • “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.14, 2011.
  • “Wicksteed, Robbins and the Emergence of Mainstream Economic Methodology”, Review of Political Economy, vol.23, 2011.
  • “The Neglect of Comparison Income: an Historical Perspective”, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought,  vol.18, 2011.
  • “Economic Policies, Political Considerations and Overall Health”, Economic Analysis and Policy, vol.41, 2011.
  • “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.
  • “Professor Anastassios Karayiannis, 4 October 1955 - 14 January 2012: Academic Economist and Scholar”, History of Economic Thought and Policy, No 2,  2012.
  • “The History of Attitudes Towards Interdependent Preferences”, Journal of  the History of Economic Thought, vol.34, No.4, 2012.
  • “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.
  • “Workers’ Risk Underestimation and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation”, (with I. Theodossiou), European Journal of Law and Economics, (forthcoming).
  • From Edgeworth to Econophysics: A Methodological Perspective” (with I. Katselidis), Journal of Economic Methodology , (forthcoming, Dec. 2014).
  • “The Development of Trade Union Theory and Mainstream Economic Methodology” (with I. Katselidis), Journal of Economic Issues  (forthcoming, Dec. 2014).
Books and Chapters in edited books(since 2003)
  • "A Synoptic History of Economic Thought" (with A. Karayiannis), Athens: Kritiki publishers, 2003 (In Greek).
  • "Trade Union Status, Employment Effects and Wage Rigidity", in Essays in Honour of Professor A. Lazaris, published by the University of Piraeus, 2003.
  • "Wage Targets and Trade Union Utility”, in Essays in Honour of Professor S. Sarantides, published by the University of Piraeus, 2004
  • «The Case of Greece» (with 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.
  • «Human Needs Hierarchy and Happiness: Evidence from the late Pre-classical and Classical Economics» (with Α. Karayiannis), in Handbook of the Economics of Happiness, L. Bruni and P.L Porta (eds), Edward Elgar, Cheletenham, UK, 2007.
  • «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, VGTU Press, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009.
  • «Hierarchical Needs, Income Comparisons and Happiness Levels» in Quality of Life: A Positive Psychology Perspective, A. Efklides and  D. Moraitou (eds), εκδόσεις, Springer, New York  2013.
  • «Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy and the Effect of Income on Happiness Levels» in Psychology of Happiness, (with K. Grimani), in F. Sarracino (ed.), Nova Science, New York 2013.
  • «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,  (forthcoming).

Additional Information

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Associate member of the Center for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, UK (CELMR).
  • Visiting Professor:  Athens University of Economics and Business (2004-05),  University of  Jaume I, Spain (Spring 2005),  University of Thessaly (2011, 2012, 2014).