Dimitris Skuras is a professor of economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Patras in Greece. Dimitris has a very long experience in EU and international programme development, evaluation and impact assessment, based on over 30 years of research, teaching and consulting. At the University of Patras, he has served as Dean of the School of Economics and Business (2014-2018), Head of the Department of Economics (2003-2005), an elected member of the University’s Senate (2003-2018), a member of Board at the University’s “Property Management Enterprise” (2003-2018) and a member of Board at the prestigious “Andreas Metzelopoulos Scholarships”. Dimitris holds a PhD (1990) in Economic Geography and an M.Sc. (1986) in Rural and Regional Resources Planning both from the University of Aberdeen, a Diploma (Distinction) in Statistics and Data Analysis from the University of Essex (1991) and a Diploma in Forestry and Natural Resources (First Class) from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
His current research and consultancy interests lie in the field of policy evaluation with particular focus on the assessment of the environmental and economic effects of Rural Development Policies in Europe and policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change worldwide. He has worked in Africa and Latin America, and he thinks that he speaks Spanish. His published work and projects are accessible at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.