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.

Τhe Department has modern infrastructure housed in a New Building.

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