Dr Daphne Athanasouli

Daphne Athanasoul

Position: Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Subject area: Economics

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Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

Teaching responsibilities

  • 4EC506 Market Failure Analysis
  • 4EC502 Contemporary Business

Research interests

Applied Economics, Public Economics, Corruption, Firm Performance, Management Practices, E-government

Membership of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • PhD in Economics
  • MA in Comparative Business Economics.

Recent publications

  • "Corruption in Ukraine in Comparative Perspective", in Beyond the Euromaidan; Comparative Perspectives for Advancing Reform in Ukraine (eds. Henry Hale and Robert Orttung), Stanford University Press (forthcoming)
  • Athanasouli, D., & Goujard, A. (2015). Corruption and management practices Firm level evidence. Journal of Comparative Economics., Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 1014-1034
  • Athanasouli, D., & Nikoloski Z., (2014). Moldova Gender Disparities in Endowments and Access to Economic Opportunities, with Zlatko Nikoloski, The World Bank, Report 76077
  • Athanasouli, D., Goujard A. and P. Sklias (2012). Corruption and firm performance: Evidence from Greek firms. International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 43-67
  • "Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment, in Development – Leadership – Society” (ed.), Sideris Publications, Athens, 2011.

Recent conferences

  • Mar 14,15 UCL School of Slavonic and SSEES, Economics and Business Seminar Series
  • June 13 Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC
  • June 13 Tilburg Law and Economics Center, TILEC- Workshop on Economic Governance and Organizations
  • May 11, 12, 13 International Conference for International Business, ICIB, Thessaloniki
  • Apr 13 Annual Royal Economic Society Conference, London  
  • Jan 13 Royal Economic Society PhD Meeting, London
  • Dec 12 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, New Delhi India
  • Dec 12 6th Workshop on Political Economy, CESifo-TU Dresden 
  • May 12 Brunel QASS Conference on Macro and Financial Economics, London.

Experience in industry

I have gained valuable consulting and research experience at the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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