Emmanuel Petrakis holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Crete (2002 - ). He was a post-doctoral fellow at CentER, Tilburg University (1990-91), and a visiting Professor at Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1991-92), at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (1992-1998), and at the University of Cyprus (1998, 2002). He was Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Crete (1998 -2002).
He has coordinated or participated in a number of European and National research projects in the fields of Environmental Economics and Policy, Industrial Organization, R&D and Technical Change, Internet Economics, and International Trade. He has published more than thirty papers in refereed international journals and collective volumes, presented more than fifty papers at international conferences, and he has edited one book. His research has been published in journals such as the Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Labour Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, Economic Theory. He has supervised six doctoral theses that have been defended and he currently supervises three other doctoral theses. He has also supervised a large number of master theses.
He is a member of the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association and the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. He has acted as referee for over three dozens of international journals, including American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, The Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics. He is Associate Editor of the European Economic Review (2002 -).
He speaks fluently English and Spanish, and is a native Greek speaker. His current research interests include industrial organization issues with emphasis on R&D, adoption of new technologies, technical change and advertising; union-oligopoly models and bargaining institutions; market structure and industry dynamics; international trade policies and time consistency issues; environmental policy and quality of life issues.