Lena J. TSIPOURI is Professor at the Department of Economic Sciences, University of Athens. She studied Economic Sciences at the Universities of Athens and Vienna, completed her PhD (Doctorat d’ Etat), at the University of Paris II, receiving the first prize of the year 1988 and subsequently undertook postdoctoral research under a Fulbright Fellowship at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prof. Tsipouri teaches Economic Development, European Economic, Integration, Economics of Technological Change and Theory of the Firm. Her scientific research and publications, as well as her presentations at various refereed scientific conferences and policy workshops are about Research & Innovation, Regional Development and Corporate Governance.
She is professionally involved in consulting work for EU institutions, the OECD and the UN on the same topics as her scientific research and is a member of several professional associations. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Expert (RISE) High-Level Group (HLG) and a member in selected advisory panels and associations. Indicative publications and policy briefs in recent years put emphasis on Topics of general economic interest, Demand side policies, In-depth analysis of R&D and Innovation topics, Labour markets and diversity and Corporate Governance and Corporate Social responsibility.