Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Athens, Greece
Alexandros Sarris since 1982 is professor, department of economics, University of Athens, Greece, and since 2015 emeritus professor of economics. From 2003 to 2010 he was Director of the Trade and Markets Division, of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. He holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and was an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, from 1976 to 1982. He has authored or co-authored more than 15 books and monographs, and more than 70 journal and book articles on various issues of economic development and international trade. He has advised many UN organizations, as well as national and international agencies, and has field research and policy advice experience in over 20 countries. His expertise and research interests comprise: development economics; food and agriculture policy; food security analysis; risk management in commodity markets; agricultural insurance; applied international economics; macro-micro and computable general equilibrium modelling; economics of transition; European Integration; Finance and Development; Structuralist Macroeconomics; Income Distribution and Poverty; Economics of Labour Migration.