Biography

Yannis M. Ioannides joined the Tufts faculty in September 1995 as the Max and Herta Neubauer Chair and Professor in Economics. Previously he taught at the University of California, Riverside, 1973-1974, Brown University, 1974-1980, Boston University, 1980-1986, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he also served as Department Head from 1989-1995. He held an appointment as a Professor of Economics at the Athens School of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 1983-1986, and was a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1982-1993. He received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, 1968, and his MS in Engineering-Economic Systems, 1970, and his Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Economics, 1974, both from Stanford University.

His current research interests combine social economics and macroeconomics, with special emphasis on social economics, economic growth and inequality, social interactions and networks, and housing markets. He teaches courses in macroeconomics, economic growth and the economics of the European Union. He is an Associate Editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and served as Associate Editor of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, second edition (Steven N. Durlauf and Laurence E. Blume, General Editors). He served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality, and as a consultant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the European Investment Bank, and other EU, US, and Greek institutions. He has participated widely in conferences and has published articles in numerous edited volumes and leading scholarly journals including: American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Economic Policy.  His book, From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions, Princeton University Press, will appear in October 2012. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

He has a side interest in Modern Greek Studies and is co-chairing the Greek Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.  His hobbies include the medieval history of Greece; Linear B; the poetry of Erica Funkhouser, Yannis Ritsos, and George Seferis; and the works of Haruki Murakami and gardening.

 

Honors

Distinguished Scholarship Award, 2008–2009, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, Tufts University, May 2009.

ASSET Murat Sertel Lecture, “Social Interactions: Theory and Empirics,” Association of Southern European Economic Theorists (ASSET) meeting, Rethymno, Crete, October, 2001.

 

Miscellaneous Professional Activities

2012–

Member, “Human Capital and Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group.” Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago.

2010–

Founding member and editor, GreekEconomistsforReform.com.

2002–

Co-organizer of C.R.E.T.E.  (Conferences on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics), with Costas Azariadis, Harris Dellas, Emmanuel Petrakis, Dimitri Vayanos, and Nikos Vettas).

2004–2008

Associate editor, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, second edition, Palgrave McMillan.

2005

Co-chairGreek Study Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

1998–2005

Member, Research Network on Social Interactions and Economic Inequality, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Co-chair, Fellowships for Younger Scholars,1999–2005.

1998–2000

Member, Scientific Board, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research, Athens, Greece.

1999–2000

Consultant, European Regional Development, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg.

1996–1997

Consultant, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Mixed-Income Housing.”

1996

Guest Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics, special issue on Urban–Regional Structure and Economic Growth.

1990-1995

Coordinator, and 1995-1997, Member, Faculty Selection Committee for Economics, University of Cyprus.

1994

Consultant. Directorate General on Regional Policy, Commission of the European Communities, Brussels.

1990-1991

Member of the Scientific Committee, 47th Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, was to be held in Leningrad, USSR, August 26-29, 1991, cancelled due to the coup.

1991-1992

Member of the Program Committee, 10th World Congress of the International Economic Association, Moscow, August 1992.

1990-present

Associate Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics.

1981-1984

Member, Executive Board, Modern Greek Studies Association.