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SOFRONIS CLERIDES                         CURRICULUM VITAE [PDF version]


CURRENT POSITION
  • Professor and Deparment Chair, University of Cyprus, Department of Economics.
RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Senior Fellow, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA).
  • Academic Council Member, Economic Research Centre, University of Cyprus.
ADDRESS
  • Department of Economics, University of Cyprus, P.O.Box 20537, CY-1678 Lefkosia, Cyprus.
  • Tel: +357 2289 3709, fax: +357 2289 5049, email: s.clerides at ucy.ac.cy, web: http://sofronis.clerides.com/.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • Place and date of birth: Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus, 1968.
  • Country of citizenship: Cyprus.
EDUCATION
  • PhD Economics, Yale University, 1998.
  • BA (Honors) Economics & Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, 1993.
PREVIOUS POSITIONS
RESEARCH FIELDS
  • Industrial organization: pricing, price discrimination, quality assessment, consumer behavior in retail markets, competition in national banking markets.
  • International trade: exporting and productivity, international trade in used goods.
  • Environmental economics: environmental vehicle taxation.
COURSES TAUGHT
  • University of Cyprus
    • Microeconomic Theory (undergraduate, intermediate)
    • Industrial Organization (undergraduate)
    • Firm Structure and Strategy (undergraduate)
    • Regulation Theory and Policy (undergraduate)
    • History of Economic Thought (undergraduate)
    • Microeconomics (Master)
    • Industrial Organization (Master/PhD)
    • Microeconomic Analysis (Master/PhD)
    • Economics for Business (MBA)
    • Firms and Markets (MBA)
  • European University Institute
    • Empirical Industrial Organization (10-hr PhD course).
  • Georgetown University
    • Principles of Microeconomics (undergraduate)
    • Economic Regulation (undergraduate seminar)
  • Yale University
    • Industrial Organization (undergraduate)
    • Empirical Analysis of Firms and Markets (undergraduate seminar)
    • International Trade (undergraduate)
 PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Editorial positions:
  • Conference organization:
  • Conference scientific committees:
    • 2005-2014 CEPR Conferences on Applied IO.
    • 2005, 2008, 2012-2017 EARIE conferences.
    • 2002, 2008, 2012, 2016 ASSET conferences.
  • Refereeing:
    • JournalsAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Bulletin of Economic Research, Canadian Journal of Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Econometrica, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry, Economic Journal, Economica, Economics Letters, Ekonomia, Empirical Economics, Energy Economics, European Economic Review, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Media Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics / Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Tourism Economics, Tourism Management, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, World Development.
    • Funding bodies: US National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Athens University of Economics & Business, University of Crete.
GRANTS, HONORS, AWARDS
  • “Consumer Planning.” University of Cyprus, 2017-2018 (principal investigator).
  • “Economic History of Cyprus, 1878-1960.” University of Cyprus, 2017-2018 (external collaborator).
  • Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development, 2009-2011.
  • “Analysis of Tourists’ Evaluation of Cyprus.” Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, 12/2006-5/2009 (scientific advisor).
  • “International Trade in Used Goods.” Leventis Foundation, 2004-2006 (principal investigator).
  • “The Economic Impact of Foreign Workers in Cyprus.” Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation,  2004-2006 (team member).
  • Yale Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 1997.
  • Yale Graduate School Fellowship, 1993-97.
  • Anna M. Ely Undergraduate Economics Award for senior honors thesis: “Effects of Interest Rate Regulation: The Case of Cyprus.”
  • Fulbright Scholarship for undergraduate studies, 1989-93.
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Sales, Quantity Surcharge, and Consumer Inattention,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(2), May 2017 (with Pascal Courty).
  2. National Sentiment and Consumer Choice: The Iraq War and Sales of US Products in Arab Countries,”  Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117(3): 829:851, July 2015 (with Peter Davis and Antonis Michis).
  3. A New Dataset on Competition in National Banking Markets,” Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments, 24(2-3): 267–311, May/August 2015 (with Manthos Delis and Sotirios Kokas).
  4. Welfare Implications of Car Feebates: A Simulation Analysis,” Economic Journal 124(578), F420–F443, August 2014 (with Adamos Adamou and Theodoros Zachariadis).
  5. “Love thy Neighbor, Love thy Kin: Strategy and Bias in the Eurovision Song Contest,” Ekonomia 15(1), 22-44, Summer 2012 (with Thanasis Stengos).
  6. “Trade-offs in CO2-Oriented Vehicle Tax Reforms: A Case Study of Greece,” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 17(6), 451-456, August 2012 (with Adamos Adamou and Theodoros Zachariadis).
  7. “Peer Review vs Metric-Based Assessment: Testing for Bias in the RAE Ratings of UK Economics Departments,” Economica 78, 565-583, July 2011 (with Panos Pashardes and Alexandros Polycarpou).
  8. “Prospects and Limits of Tourism-Led Growth: The International Evidence,” Review of Economic Analysis 2(3), 287-303, 2010 (with Adamos Adamou).
  9. “Modeling the Diffusion of Strategies: An Application to Exporting,” Industrial and Corporate Change 18(3), 415-434, June 2009 (with George Kassinis).
  10. “Gains from Trade in Used Goods: Evidence from Automobiles”, Journal of International Economics 76(2), 322-336, December 2008.
  11. “The Effect of Standards and Fuel Prices on Automobile Fuel Economy: An International Analysis”, Energy Economics 30(5), 2657-2672, September 2008 (with Theodoros Zachariadis).
  12. “Quality Standards for Used Durables: An Indirect Subsidy?,” Journal of International Economics 75(2), 268-282, July 2008 (with Costas Hadjiyiannis).
  13. “Intermediaries as Quality Assessors: Tour Operators in the Travel Industry,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 26(1), 372-392, January 2008 (with Paris Nearchou and Panos Pashardes).
  14. “A Textbook Example of International Price Discrimination,” Economics Letters 95(1), 91-95, April 2007 (with Christos Cabolis, Ioannis Ioannou and Daniel Senft).
  15. “Price Discrimination with Differentiated Products: Definition and Identification,” Economic Inquiry 42(3), 402-412, July 2004.
  16. “Book Value: Intertemporal Pricing and Quality Discrimination in the US Market for Books,” International Journal of Industrial Organization 20(10), 1385-1408, December 2002.
  17. “Is Learning by Exporting Important? Micro-Dynamic Evidence from Colombia, Mexico, and Morocco,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 113(3), 903-947, August 1998 (with Saul Lach and James Tybout).
BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. “Cyprus in Crisis: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities,” in Michaelides, A. and Orphanides, A. (ed.) The Cyprus Bail-in: Policy Lessons from the Cyprus Economic Crisis, Imperial College Press, 2016.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  1. “Bank Credit in Cyprus in the Late 20th Century,” in Kazamias, G. and Hadjichristodoulou, C. (ed.), Cyprus in the 20th Century: State, Society and Economy, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the Bank of Cyprus Historical Archive, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2016 (in Greek).
POLICY PAPERS
  1. “Integrating and Assessing Economic Evidence under Cyprus Competition Law: Case Comment on the Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition Decision No. 42/2014”, (with Stephanie Theodotou), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 10(2), 111-125, December 2016.
  2. “Recent Trends in the Cypriot Electronic Communications Sector”, (with Charalampos Karagiannakis) Cyprus Economic Policy Review 10(1), 27-55, June 2016.
  3. “The Collapse of the Cypriot Banking System: A Bird’s Eye View”, Cyprus Economic Policy Review 8(2), 3-35, December 2014.
  4. ““Cyprus Pays for Its Own Failures””, in Greek Myths and Reality, ELIAMEP/Brookings, August 2013.
  5. “Tax Reform in the Cypriot Road Transport Sector” (with Adamos Adamou), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 7(1), 87-114, June 2013.
  6. “Competition, Productivity and Competitiveness: Theory, Evidence, and an Agenda for Cyprus,” Cyprus Economic Policy Review 6(2), 81-88, December 2012.
  7. “Emissions-Based Vehicle Tax Reform for Cyprus: A Simulation Analysis” (with Tryfonas Christodoulou), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 6(1), 3-20, June 2012.
  8. “Retail Fuel Price Response to Oil Price Shocks in EU Countries,” Cyprus Economic Policy Review 4(1), 25-45, June 2010.
  9. “Tourism, Development and Growth: International Evidence and Lessons for Cyprus” (with Adamos Adamou), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 3(2), 3-22, December 2009.
  10. “The Impact of Immigration on Unemployment, Labour Force Participation and Part-time Employment in Cyprus” (with Louis N. Christofides, Costas Hadjiyiannis, Michael S. Michael and Marios Stephanides), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 3(1), 51-84, June 2009.
  11. Visitor Satisfaction with the Cypriot Tourist Product (with Christos Filippou, Panos Pashardes and Nicoletta Pashourtidou), Monograph, University of Cyprus Economics Research Center, December 2009.
  12. “Tourism in Cyprus: Recent Trends and Lessons from the Tourist Satisfaction Survey” (with Nicoletta Pashourtidou), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 1(2), 51-72, December 2007.
  13. “The Impact of Foreign Workers on the Labour Market of Cyprus” (with Louis N. Christofides, Costas Hadjiyiannis and Michael S. Michael), Cyprus Economic Policy Review 1(2), 37-49, December 2007.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (last three years)
  • Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists, “Designing Feebates,” November 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 31st Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, “Market Response to Firm-Specific Shocks: The Arab Boycott of Danish Dairy Products,” August 2016, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 15th CRETE Conference, “Market Response to Firm-Specific Shocks: The Arab Boycott of Danish Dairy Products,” July 2016, Tinos, Greece.
  • 22nd EAERE (European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists) Conference, “Designing Feebates,” June 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 14th IIOC Conference, “Market Response to Firm-Specific Shocks: The Arab Boycott of Danish Dairy Products”, April 2016, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 42nd EARIE Conference, “Market Response to Firm-Specific Shocks: The Arab Boycott of Danish Dairy Products”, August 2015, Munich, Germany.
  • 14th Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet Conference in Public Economics, “Designing Feebates”, June 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  • 13th CRETE Conference, “Designing Feebate-Like Taxation,” July 2014, Milos, Greece.
  • Industrial Organization: Theory, Empirics and Experiments, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” June 2014, Alberobello, Italy.
  • Pricing Workshop, Collegio Carlo Alberto, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” May 2014, Torino, Italy.
  • The Economics of Low-Carbon Markets, “Welfare Implications of Car Feebates: A Simulation Analysis,” December 2013, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
  • Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era, “A New Dataset on Competition in National Banking Markets,” November 2013, Surrey, England (co-author).
  • 12th CRETE Conference, “A New Dataset on Competition in National Banking Markets,” July 2013, Naxos (poster).
  • 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, “Welfare Implications of Automobile Feebates,” July 2013, Toulouse, France (co-author).
  • 3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, “A New Dataset on Competition in National Banking Markets,” June 2013, Paris (co-author).
  • 39th EARIE Conference, “National Sentiment and Consumer Choice: The Iraq War and Sales of US Products in Arab Countries,” September 2-4, 2012, Rome, Italy.
  • 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, June 27–30, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic (co-author).
  • 38th EARIE Conference, “Sales and Consumer Demand for Storable Goods,” September 1-3, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 38th EARIE Conference, “Environmental and Economic Effects of CO2-Based Automobile Taxes in Germany,” September 1-3, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 18th EAERE Conference, “Environmental and Economic Effects of CO2-Based Automobile Taxes in Germany”, June 29-July 2, 2011, Rome, Italy (co-author).
  • 34th IAEE International Conference, “Environmental and Economic Effects of CO2-Based Automobile Taxes in Germany”, June 19-23, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden (co-author).
  • 45th Canadian Economic Association Conference, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” June 2-5, 2011, Ottawa, Canada (co-author).
PHD STUDENTS
  • Sotirios Kokas, “Essays on Financial Intermediation,” PhD 2015. Lecturer at Essex Business School.
  • Adamos Adamou, “Economic Analysis of Automobile Markets,” PhD 2011. Cyprus Commission for the Protection of Competition and University of Cyprus.
SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS (last three years, own presentations only)
  • University of East Anglia, “Market Response to Firm-Specific Shocks: The Arab Boycott of Danish Dairy Products,” December 8, 2016.
  • Georgetown University in Qatar, “Sales and Consumer Demand for Storable Goods,” August 26, 2014, Doha, Qatar.
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” February 2013.
  • ALBA Graduate Business School Departmental Seminar, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” December 6, 2012, Athens, Greece.
  • University of Piraeus Departmental Seminar, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” December 5, 2012, Piraeus, Greece.
  • University of Zurich Applied Microeconomics Seminar Series, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” April 19, 2012, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Athens U. of Economics & Business, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” March 29, 2011, Athens, Greece.
  • University of Macedonia, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” March 28, 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Georgetown University in Qatar, “Sales, Quantity Surcharge and Consumer Inattention,” March 13, 2011, Doha, Qatar.
UNIVERSITY SERVICE
  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, Dec. 2012 – Aug. 2014.
  • University Senate, Nov. 2011 – Jan. 2013.
  • Senate Library Committee, Apr. 2011 – Aug. 2014. Chairman, Dec. 2011 – Aug. 2014.
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Apr. 2007 – Feb. 2009.
  • Information Systems Committee, Feb. 2001 – July 2002.
  • Council of the Faculty of Economics and Management, May 2000 – Jan. 2002.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Economics Department, 2004-2009.
PUBLIC SERVICE
  • Member of Cyprus’ National Economic Council, April 2013 – present.
  • Member of the economics working group supporting the Cyprus problem negotiations, January 2014 – present.
  • Served on national examination committee in political economy (2002, 2004, 2012).
  • Published several research papers on the Cypriot economy.
  • Authored numerous newspaper articles and delivered public lectures on economic issues.