Dr Georgios Efthyvoulou


Research Fellow

Business School

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0) 121 415 8446

Fax +44 (0) 121 414 6689

Email g.efthyvoulou@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Business School
University House
B15 2TT


Georgios joined the School in July 2010, after completing his PhD in Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. His main research interests are in the areas of Political Economics and International Industrial Economics. He will contribute to the SERVICEGAP < http://www.servicegap.org > project which considers the academic and policy concerns that arise from the increasing importance of the market service sector. 

Georgios’s doctoral dissertation involved conducting applied econometric analysis using cross-country panel data to examine the political influences on economic policies and outcomes. During his doctoral training, he also served as a teaching fellow and teaching assistant in several undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised dissertation projects and ran training courses in econometric analysis.

Personal Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/georgiosefthyvoulou/


  • PhD in Economics (Birkbeck, University of London) 
  • MSc in Economics (University College London) 
  • BA in Economics (University of Cyprus)


Primary Research Fields:

Political and Public Economics

International Industrial Economics

Secondary Research Fields:

Applied Econometrics

European Economics

Other activities

Conference Presentations:

43rd Annual Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Research Group, Birmingham Business School (Sep 2011); 10th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society, Queen Mary University of London (Jun 2011); 42nd Annual Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Research Group, Cyprus University of Technology (Sep 2010); 25th Meeting of the European Economic Association, University of Glasgow (Aug 2010); 16th International Conference on Panel Data, University of Amsterdam (Jul 2010); 1st Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe, London School of Economics (Jun 2010); 3rd Annual Economics and Finance PhD Student Conference, Brunel University (Jun 2010); 9th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society, Athens (Jun 2010)

Seminar Presentations:

Internal Economics Seminar, University of Birmingham (Feb 2011); External Seminar, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London (Nov 2010); 4th PhD Jamboree, Birkbeck, University of London (Jan 2010); Internal Economics Seminar, Birkbeck, University of London (Nov 2008); PhD Seminar, Birkbeck, University of London (Mar 2007)

Workshop Presentations:

Workshop on “Innovation: From Europe to China”, Kiel (Oct 2011); SERVICEGAP Workshop, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (Jun 2011); Workshop on “Financial Markets and Financial Stress: Impact on Services”, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels (Mar 2011)


Refereed Journal Articles:

Efthyvoulou, G. (2012). The Impact of Financial Stress on Sectoral Productivity, Economics Letters, 116(2), 240-243.
< http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2012.03.007 >

Efthyvoulou, G. (2012, forthcoming). Political Budget Cycles in the European Union and the Impact of Political Pressures, Public Choice, doi:10.1007/s11127-011-9795-x.
< http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11127-011-9795-x >

Efthyvoulou, G. (2011). Political Cycles under External Economic Constraints: Evidence from Cyprus, Journal of Economics and Business, 63(6), 638-662.
< http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconbus.2011.04.001 >

Efthyvoulou, G. 2008. Alphabet Economics: The link between names and reputation, The Journal of Socio-Economics, 37(3), 1266-1285.
< http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2007.12.005 >

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