Staff profile

Dr Daphne Athanasouli

Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business

Senior Lecturer in Economics Daphne Athanasouli


Economics and Finance


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Business.

Teaching responsibilities

Research interests

My research interests focus on both empirical and theoretical issues: Applied Econometrics, Business Economics, Corruption, Finance, Political Economy, and the links between the state and the market, as well as policy evaluation. My research interests are closely linked to the overall teaching and research activities undertaken at Derby Business School. My research is interdisciplinary and lies on the boundaries of economics, policy evaluation, political economy and public management, with a specific interest in applied research. I aim to focus my research on innovative topics that have not been researched in the literature. My Ph.D. research focuses on corruption, firm performance and management practices as well as the effect of public policies, such as e-government in alleviating corruption. 

My other research projects involve an initiative to develop an e-transparency index that can lead to more accurate measures of corruption and evaluation of anti-corruption initiatives to minimize corruption, improve accountability and increase citizen inclusiveness. Apart from producing research outputs, my goal for the index is to have impact in policy-making initiatives to promote transparency, and also serve as an index that can offer information useful to businesses and investors to assess the socio-economic and political climate. 

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