Dr. Yiorgos C. Alexopoulos

Provides research services for economic feasibility and development in co-operative and mutual sector and social economy sector. Yiorgos has a particular expertise and experience in rural business, and financial services and banking for rural communities. He has been working with the Greek Association of Co-operative Banks since 2001 as an advisor on institutional and development issues. He has worked on behalf of the University on several issues concerning the implementation of European regulations and development programmes.



Dr. Yiorgos Alexopoulos is Researcher at the Department of Agricultural economics and Rural Development of the Agricultural University of Athens since 2002. He holds an Msc in Regional Development (with distinction) from the Panteion University of Social Sciences in Athens and a PhD in Social Sciences from the Management Centre of the University of Leicester. His thesis under the title “Financial Co-operatives and Rural Development in Greece” has been selected for publication from the University of Leicester.

Since 2007, he has taught in Post Graduate Programmes at the Agricultural University of Athens and since 2011 at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece, and the University of Trento, Italy. He also teaches “Co-operative Economics”, “Agricultural Economics”, “Business Finance”, “Common Agricultural Policy” and “Rural Development Policies” for the undergraduate students of the Department.

He is a member of the BoD of the Greek Institute of Co-operation, head of its Scientific Committee and responsible for its academic and research projects. He is also a member of the Think Tank of the European Association of Co-operative Banks since January 2009. He is a member of the Greek and European Associations of Agricultural Economists and of Regional Scientists. He is Assistant Editor of the “International Journal of Co-operative Management”, University of Leicester, and member of the editorial board of JEOD (Journal of Economic and Organisational Diversity).

His research interests are in the fields of rural and local development, agricultural economics, co-operatives, with emphasis on financial co-operatives, local finance, and business finance. In what follows recent publications and research programmes are being listed:

Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development
Agricultural University of Athens
Email: galexop@aua.gr
Tel: +30 210 529 4894
Fax: +30 210 529 4899


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