The Economics Department was founded in 2019 in accordance with Law 4610 / 07.05.2019, (Government Gazette No. 4610 / 07.05.2019, Issue 70, Article 13, Paragraph 1, a).It is based in Kastoria and is part of the School of Economics.
The mission of the Department is the cultivation and promotion of Economic Science with academic teaching and research. The Department provides higher level education in economics and has two directions: a) Economic Analysis and b) Business Economics
The above mission is completed as the Department provides its graduates with access to Postgraduate studies (Master’s degree and Ph.D.).
The Department provides high-level economic studies with a modern Curriculum in cognitive subjects that meet the needs of the National Economy but also the needs of the domestic and global labor market. Therefore, the prospects of direct connection of its graduates with the labor market are particularly favorable.
The Economics Department of the University of Western Macedonia is developing a strong research activity in the main modern fields of Economics and has made a substantial contribution to the economic research carried out in the country. It plays a central role in the production of economic knowledge, critical analysis of economic relations and institutions as well as research work which strengthens the Greek and international bibliography on all issues related to economics.
As the only department of economics in Western Macedonia, its research activities are closely linked to the regional / local development process. As part of this action, the department works closely with public bodies, municipalities and businesses, as it studies at national, regional, local and sectoral levels production, demand, innovation, development, growth, extroversion, institutions, trade, economic relations, services, and corresponding strategies that will lead to improved competitiveness and excellence.
The infrastructure of the Department is modern with newly built facilities that are fully equipped with all modern educational tools. It has fully equipped laboratories with a number of software packages, logistics, marketing, interactive media, personal computers. Classrooms and amphitheaters that have all the modern presentation tools (projectors, interactive whiteboards, sound installations, etc.) and a rich library of scientific books .
The members of the Temporary Assembly of the Department:
Theodoros Monovasilis, Professor, Chair of the Department.
Aspasia Vlachvei, Professor, Vice Chair of the Department.
Nikolaos Tsounis, Professor.
Thomas Siskou, Assistant Professor.
Irini Koronaki, Assistant Professor.
Prodromos Tsinaslanidis, Assistant Professor.