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Research Projects

Below we provide a list of recent research, technical cooperation and advisory projects funded by international and Greek organizations in which Professor Yannis Katsoulacos or other CRESSE Associates have been the Team Leader or Principal Investigator (in reverse chronological order).

Project title

Amount of funding (overall project budget)

Source of funding / contracting entity

Project implementation period

Construction of Competition Policy Indexes for EBRD Countries of Operation to Support the Bank Policy Dialogue. Principal Investigators: Prof. Yannis Katsoulacos and Prof Frederic Jenny.

150,000 euro


2018 - 2020

Capacity Building for the Serbian Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Creation of a Regional Forum of Competition. Team Leader Yannis Katsoulacos. Investigators: Joe Harrington, Boris Begovic, Russell Pittman.

225,000 euro


2018 - 2020

The Role of Economic Analysis and identification of legal standards in Competition Law enforcement: the case of the Turkish Competition Agency (objective: examine the role and type of economic analysis in 310 infringment decisions of the TCA since 2001).

25,000 euro


2017 - 2018

Capacity Building of the Georgian Competition Authority (objective: training – with wider scope than current project – study tours, advocacy activities).

220,000 euro


2016 - 2017

The role of the judicial review in Competition Law enforcement (objective: examine factors determining judicial review outcome of infringement decisions of FAS, 2008 - ).

52,000 euro

Higher School of Economics, Moscow

2014 - 2018

Economic Analysis in CL Enforcement and the Choice of Legal Standards (LSs) (two annual projects) (objective: develop positive theory of choice of LSs by Competition Agencies and Courts.

20,000 euro

Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center

2016 - 2018

THALIS – New Methods in the Analysis of Market Competition: Oligopoly, Networks and Regulation (objectives: examine factors affecting competition in the telecommunication and energy sectors).

550,000 euro

Greek Ministry of Education and ESF

2013 - 2016

OECD Technical Cooperation Project on “Competition Assessment of Laws and Regulations in Greece” in cooperation with HCC (C. Genakos)

2mil. euro

OECD and Greek Ministry of Finance

2013 - 2016

ARISTEIA – Competition Policy, Competitiveness and Growth (CoLEG) (objective: develop indicators of Hellenic Competition Commission’s quality of enforcement).

325,000 euro

Co-financed by the EU/ESF Greek National funds

2012 - 2016

Optimal Design of Auctions of Broadcasting Licenses

15,000 euro

Greek Ministry of Digital Services


Optimal Enforcement and Decision Structures of Competition Policy (objectives: developed theory of optimal choice of standards taking into account their deterrence effects).

220,000 euro

Economics and Social Research Council (UK), RES-062-23-2211.

2011 - 2014

Optimal Auction Design for the Sale of Low-Cost Lignite Energy of the Greek Public Power Corporation (NOME auctions) (3 consecutive projects)

75,000 euro

Hellenic Regulatory Authority for Energy

2011 - 2014

Capacity Building of the FYROM Competition Authority and Sectoral Regulators (Objectives: as in the current project with emphasis on redrafting legislation according to acquis – covering FYROM Competition Agency and sectoral regulators).

1,5mil. euro

World Bank

2004 - 2007

Capacity Building of the Albanian Competition Authority (Preparation Phase) (objective: as for FYROM project above)

500,000 euro

World Bank

2006 - 2007

Definition of the Relevant Markets and Assessment of Market Power in the Greek Telecommunication Sector.

75000 euro

Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE)

2006 - 2007

Definition of the Relevant Markets in the Greek Telecommunication Sector: methodology study.

12,000 euro

Hellenic Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

2002 – 2003

Privatization, Regulation and Financial Market Development (objective: examine emprirically how privatization and regulation affect the performance of financial markets).

190,000 euro

Commission of the European Community

2000 - 2002

The Impact of R&D State Aid and its Appraisal on the level of EU Research Expenditures (objective: examine empirical evidence on how subsidies affect R&D investment in EU).

182,000 euro

DG Research, European Commission

2003 - 2006

Some of the other activities in which KOPES’ members have been involved since its inception are the following (in chronological order) – these projects demonstrate the very substantial involvement of KOPES in projects with C&EE and Western Balkan countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Poland) since the early 1990s:

  • Project on “CEC RTD Programs Support: effect on the cooperative behavior of firms” (Project Coordinator, SPEAR Program, 1993 - 1994).
  • Project on “Obstacles to Restructuring in Eastern Europe” (Project Coordinator). Partners from Czech Republic, Romania, 1993-1994.
  • A Human Capital and Mobility research network to design economic policy for the Environment (Network Coordinator), 1993-5.
  • A Concerted Action Program for the development of policy measures to control environmental impact in agriculture, 1993 -4.
  • Project on “the Role of Banks and the State in Restructuring in Eastern Europe” (Project Coordinator). Partners from Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia, Slovakia, 1994-1995.
  • Project on “Emerging Capital Markets in a Transitional Environment: Efficiency, Volatility and Evaluation of their Dynamics within the International Capital Markets”. Partners from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, France, England, 1994-1995.
  • An Environment and Climate Program on “Environmental policy, technological innovation and competitiveness in oligopolistic industries”, 1994-6.
  • A Human Capital and Mobility research network on “the Evaluation of Science and Technology Policy in Europe”, 1994-6.
  • A Human Capital and Mobility research network on “European Industrial Strategies”, 1994-6.
  • A study for the Greek Productivity Center on the “Measurement and Comparison of Productivity in Private and Public Sectors in Greece”, 1994-6.
  • Expert policy advice to the Greek Ministry of Industry and Trade on the “Future of the Greek Industry” (1994-1997).
  • Project on “Corporate Governance, Privatization and Industrial Policy” (Project Coordinator). Partners from Czech Republic, Romania and England, 1995-1996.
  • Project on “The effects of tariff structure changes on comparative advantage and resource allocation in CEECs due to their accession to the EU”. Partners from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, 1995-1996
  • A study for the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies on “Science and Technology and Regional Development: the case of Greece”, 1995-6.
  • A study for the Greek Secretariat for Science and Technology  (with Logotech S.A.) on “The Evaluation of the Greek Sectoral Technology Institutes”, 1995-6.
  • A Targeted Socio-Economic Research project on “Innovation in Services and Services in Innovation”, 1995-7.
  • A study for the European Commission’s Directorate for Economic and Financial Affairs (DGII) on “Trade and Factor Flows from and into the less-developed regions of the EU” (Project coordinator), 1995-7.
  • A Targeted Socio-Economic Research thematic network on “Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning”, 1995-8.
  • Project on “Market Concentration and the Problem of Monopoly in the Economies of Transition”. With partners from Czech Republic, Romania, Austria, 1996-1997
  • Project on “The Political Economy of EU Enlargement”. With partners from England, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, 1996-1997
  • Project on “The Impact of EU Programs on the Familiarity with and use of new technologies in firms in CCE’S”. With partners from Hungary, Romania and Holland, 1996-1997.
  • Participation in the Supervisory and Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the Satellite Projects of the Program “The Future of the Greek Industry”, 1996-1997.
  • A Targeted Socio-Economic Research thematic network on “Innovation, R&D and Productivity”, 1996-9.
  • “Family Structure, Labour Market Participation and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion”, European Commission, DG Research, 1997-2000.
  • “Innovation-related knowledge flows in European industry: extent, mechanisms, implications (Know for Innovation)” , European Commission, DG Research, 1997-2000.
  • “Science and Technology Policies Towards Research Joint Ventures (Step to RJVs)”, European Commission, DG Research, 1997-2000.
  • “Skill & training and technology forecasts: comparative evaluation and lessons for the future” European Union, IPTS, Seville, 1998-1999.
  • “The impact of EU programs on the familiarity with and use of new technologies in firms in CEE countries” European Union INCOCOPERNICUS Programme, 1998-2000.
  • “Growth, Inequality and Training (GRIT)”, European Commission, DG Research, 1998-2000.
  • A Targetted Socio-Economic Research thematic network on “Family Structure, Labour Market Participation and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion”, 1998-2001.
  • “Social exclusion and social protection – the future role for the EU (EXSPRO)”, European Commission, DG Research, 1998-2001.
  • “Public Funding and Private Returns to Education (PURE)”, European Commission, DG Research, 1999-2001.
  • “Temporary Agency Work: the Case of Greece”, funded by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, (2000).


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