Sotiris Karkalakos holds the position of Associate Professor at University of Piraeus. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and an M.Sc. in Financial Economics from Florida Atlantic University (USA). He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Economics (B.A.) from the University of Piraeus (Greece).
He has previously held positions at the University of Exeter (UK), Keele University (UK) and DePaul University (USA). His main research interests are empirical regional economics, corporate taxation, spatial analysis, and microeconometrics. His work combines expertise in valuation strategy of real estate assets, spatial allocation of financial activity and competition effects. He is interested in the design of spatial networks and responsible for the study of spatial aspects of R&D and knowledge creation and diffusion.
He attends numerous international conferences and workshops. He regularly publishes papers in international journals such as Canadian Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics and Journal of Applied Economics.