Dr Monastiriotis is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute, London School of Economics. He is Director of the LSE Research unit on Southeast Europe and holds affiliations with LSE’s Department of Geography and the Hellenic Observatory. His research focuses on economic policy and performance at the regional, national and supra-national levels, with emphasis on labour markets and economic development. He has published numerous articles in economics and regional science journals, including Regional Studies, Urban Studies, the Journal of Regional Science, the Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the European Journal of Political Economy, Oxford Economics Papers and others; has strong media and consultancy experience; and has received various distinctions including the Moss Madden Medal in Regional Science (2008). He has a PhD in Economic Geography and MSc and BSc degrees in Economics. He is Co-editor of Spatial Economic Analysis (Taylor & Francis).