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Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the LSE’s European Institute, from where she also holds her PhD. Her current research focuses on the political economy of local development, and the title of her thesis is “Cooperation against the Odds: A Study on the Political Economy of Local Development in a Country with Small Firms and Small Farms”. Kira is a co-author of The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? (Palgrave Pivot, 2018). She has also co-authored articles on the causes and impacts of Brexit at the local level, which were published in Politics & Society and Governance. Kira holds an MA in International Relations & International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in History & Politics from New College, Oxford. She has also worked as an Advisor to the Greek Minister of Education (2020-2021), and as a policy officer at the European Commission’s DG REFORM (2015-2016).
Local and Regional Development; Political Economy; Collective Action; Inter-Firm Cooperation; Agri-Food and Tourism Sectors; Greece; Italy
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