Faculty Profile

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Full-time Faculty
Senior Lecturer of Economics; Lead, Digital Content Unit
College of Integrative Studies

Kosmas Marinakis joined SMU in 2019. His expertise includes Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Design of Incentives. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University (2008). He has held academic positions at Wake Forest University (USA), University of Cyprus and Higher School of Economics (Russia). His research has been published in leading disciplinary journals in Economics such as International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Economics Bulletin. His current research focuses on Economics of Education and Communication of Science with asynchronous and synchronous methods of digital teaching. He is the Director of the Digital Learning Unit of CIS at SMU and a science videographer.


  • Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University, USA, 2008
  • MA in Economics (Minor in Statistics), North Carolina State University, USA, 2004
  • BSc in Economics (Minor in Applied Economics), Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, 2002

Research Interests

  • Theory of Incentives
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Economics of Education
  • Experimental Economics

Course(s) Taught in SMU

  • Economics and Society