Constantina Kottaridi is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics. She owns a BSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business, MSc in Economics from Iowa State University (ISU), USA with “Minor” in Statistics and a PhD title from Athens University of Economics and Business. She has had a full scholarship and assistantship for the graduate studies from ISU while she has been a scholar of the Foundation PROPONTIS for her PhD dissertation.
She has served as a faculty member at the University of Peloponnese, while she has also taught at Iowa State University (USA), London School of Economics (GB), Athens University of Economics and Business and the University of Ioannina.
Currently, Constantina Kottaridi is a Special Adviser of Observatory Plus, Crisis Oservatory, ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) and a Board Member of the Centre of the Hellenic Language. She has served in the past as a member of the Steering Committee of the Hellenic Open University and as a Special Adviser to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. In December 2015 she was appointed unanimously as Greece’s Representative at the Board of European International Business Academy (EIBA).
She has run several research projects and she has presented her work in a large number of international conferences, while she has served as a member of the organising committees in international conferences.
Her research interests revolve around Economic Development and Growth, Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and their Internationalisation. He research has received over 180 citations in international journals and is published in journals such as the Review of International Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, etc. She also has edited a number of books among which there is the “A Festschrift in honor of John Nash: Game Theory” which is a compilation of original papers form game theorists worldwide as well as an original interview of John Nash.