The Department of Economics was founded in 1985 and today is one of the most prominent Economics Departments in Greece. ​From October 1985 until May 2013 it operated as an independent Department, but from June 2013 has become part of the School of Economics and Business

The primary goal of the Department is to develop and promote Economics through state- of- the- art academic and applied teaching and thorough scientific research.

The Department provides high quality education in Economics within three cycles:

  1. Undergraduate Program of Studies in Economics (Bachelors Degree, 4 years)
  2. Master of Science program (M.Sc.) in Applied Economics & Data Analysis (M.Sc.)
  3. Ph.D. studies in Economics

The Department’ s research output is substantial and covers practically every major field of Economics. Furthermore, as the citation statistics indicate, it has a substantial impact on the economic research conducted nationally and internationally.

As a rule, the graduates of the Department follow successful professional careers in the private and/or public sector of the economy, in financial institutions and international organizations and in the European academia.

Lastly, the Department’s infrastructure is adequate and it is expected to be substantially improved when its new building, currently under construction, will be completed (end of 2020).

Administratively, the Department has a Head and a Deputy Head.The Head for the academic year 2020-2021 is the Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Venetis.