Benos Nikolaos - Associate Professor PDF Print E-mail


Department of Economics
University of Ioannina
University Campus
451 10 Ioannina – Greece
Tel. +30 2651005955
Fax. +30 2651005092

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B.A. in International and European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 1995.

M.A in Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, 1997.

Ph.D in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 2003.


Research interests

Human capital, environment and growth. Education, health and the environment. Employment and growth. Fiscal policy and growth. Regional growth.

Professional experience

Nikos Benos has taught at the Univeristy of Brunswick, Fredericton (Canada) Univesity of Cyprus and University of Central Greece. Also, he was Researcher at the Centre of Planning and Economic Research, Athens and the University of Padua.




Undergraduate: Macroeconomics I, Macroeconomics III, Economics of Human Resources


Post-graduate: Topics in economics of human resources



Selected publications

  1. “Inequality and Growth in the United States: Why Physical and Human Capital Matter” (with S. Karagiannis), Economic Inquiry, 56, 1, 572-619, 2018.
  2. “Estimating Production Functions for the U.S. States: The Role of Public and Human Capital” (with N. Mylonidis, S. Zotou), , 52, 691-721, 2017.Empirical Economics
  3. “Do Education Quality and Spillovers Matter? Evidence on Human Capital and Productivity in Greece” (with S. Karagiannis), Economic Modelling, 54, 563-573, 2016.
  4. “Proximity and Growth Spillovers in European Regions: The Role of Geographical, Economic and Technological Linkages” (with S. Karagiannis, S. Karkalakos), Journal of Macroeconomics, 43, 124-139, 2015.
  5. “Education and Economic Growth: A Meta-Regression Analysis” (with S. Zotou), World Development, 64, 669-689, 2014.
  6. “CO2 Emissions and Income Dynamics: What Does the Global Evidence Tell Us?” (with T. Bassetti, S. Karagiannis), Environmental and Resource Economics, 54, 1, 101-125, 2013.
  7. “Education Policy, Growth and Welfare”, Education Economics, 18, 1, 33-47, 2010.
  8. “Convergence and Economic Performance in Greece: Evidence at Regional and Prefecture Level” (with S. Karagiannis), Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 20, 1, 52-69, 2008.







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The department of Economics was founded on 1996 and the department opened for classes on the academic year 1998-1999. The department's purposes are to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy. There is training for the general student as well as for those who plan careers as economists in civil service, private enterprise, teaching, or research.


Teaching takes place in the department’s smart classrooms and application of theory occurs in our state of the art computed lab, with efficient use of up to date technologies and multimedia. Course curriculum is updated continuously in order to take into account all new scientific development and the updated demands in the labour market. Communication between the faculty members and the students create the perfect academic environment for all prospective students.


The faculty has an active research agenda. Their areas of expertise range from pure theory to applied subjects. Many have achieved significant distinctions in their fields. This background lays the foundation for a transfer and application of knowledge that ensures the students’ access to new trends and research in Economic Theory. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge which will equip them to compete in the domestic as well as in the highly competitive international labour market.