Professor in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Athens University of Economics and Business
Prof. Phoebe Koundouri is a world-renowned environmental economics professor and global leader in sustainable development. She is widely recognised as a pioneer in innovative, human-centric, interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature, society, and the economy. She is listed in the most-cited women economists in the world, with 15 published books and more than 465 published peer reviewed scientific articles, book chapters and reports. She is Elected Member of the World Academy of Art & Science, President of the European Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists and she has received numerous international awards for academic excellence. With 100 European / global research projects / initiatives and a team of 150 researchers, her work defines global policies and supports human well-being. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Reading University. She is a professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), founder / director of the ReSEES Research Laboratory (AUEB), the Sustainable Development Unit at the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center and the European Institute of Technology (EIT) Climate-KIC Greece. She chairs the United Nations SDSN - Europe, International Center for Research ICRE8 and the European Forest Institute. She is a commissioner of the global COVID-19 Lancet Commission, a member of the Pissaridis Commission (Greek Recovery Plan) and of the National Climate Change Committee of Greece, and an advisor to the EU, the World Bank, the UN, NATO, the WHO and other international organisations and governments worldwide.
In 2020 she received the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant, the most important European research funding / award, and first in Greece / Cyprus.