Lois Labrianidis - General Information


Name:                         Lois Labrianidis

Father’s name:           Panayiotis

Place of birth:             Thessaloniki

Place of residence:    24 Leof. Vassileos Georgiou B’, 11635 Pagkrati Athensi,   Greece

E-mail:                        loisl@uom.edu.gr     

Specialisation:            Economic Geography-Regional Development

Profession:                 Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Macedonia


webpage - https://labrianidis.gr/

Homepage - http://rdpru.uom.gr/?q=en/node/16

ORCID - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0619-6924

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/lois-labrianidis-0b760916/



1972-1977                Diploma in Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

1977-1978                Μaster of Αrts in Urban and Regional Studies, University of Sussex

1978-1983                Doctor of Philosophy in Economic Geography, London School of Εconomics and Ρolitical Sciences (LSΕ) title: “Industrial location in capitalist societies: the tobacco industry in Greece, 1880-1980”

Languages                English, French (fair)



1985-1988                  Scientific Fellow at the Centre of Planning and Economic Research of Greece attached to the Prefecture of Thessaloniki.

1985-1986                  Visiting Professor at the Technological Institute of Education (TEI) of Thessaloniki, School of Management and Economics, Department of Management.

1986-1988                  Junior Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

1986-1987                  Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Industrial School of Thessaloniki, Department of Economics,

1988-1990                  Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of the Aegean.

1989-1993                  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Macedonia.

1993-1999                  Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Macedonia.

1999-2021y                Professor Department of Economics, University of Macedonia.

01/1995-06/1995       Academic Visitor, Dept. of Geography, LSE

01/2004-06/2004       Academic Visitor, School of Geography, Oxford University


4. Administrative activities as academic:

 1999-31.08.21             Professor Department of Economics, University of Macedonia.

 2015 – 2019                 Secretary General for Strategic and private Investments, Ministry of Economy and    Development (7/4/2015- 17/7/2019)

 1995 - today                Head of the Regional Development and Policy Research Unit (RDPRU) https://labrianidis.gr/node/1

1993-1999                    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Macedonia.

2010 - 2013                 (Member) General Assembly of the Dept. of Regional Economic Development, University of Central Greece

2010 - 2013                (Member) Senate of the University of Central Greece

2008 - 2010                 (Member) General Assembly of the Dept. of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



1. Coordination of the drafting of the Development Law (Law 4399/2016)

2. Development of a new system for evaluating and controlling investment projects and the process of setting up the Register of Auditors

3. Participation in the writing of the "National Development Strategy" (2018)

4. Amendment of Law (Law 3427/2005) on “Business Centers”

5. Amendments to the law on the granting of a visa to foreigners for the purpose of creating an investment

6. Development of the "Knowledge and Cooperation Bridges" initiative concerning the brain drain

7. Coordination of the drafting of the Law on "Strategic Investments" (Law 4608/2019)

8. Development of the Initiative "for the  Support of SMEs" cooperation with: National Documentation Center, Central Chamber of Commerce, GESEVE, ESEE (Law 4608/2019)

9. Development of an initiative to support enterprises in Less Developed Areas (Law 4608/2019)

10. 2017 - 2019 Participation in the cooperation Committee between the Ministry of Economy & Development and the Banks

11. 2017 Member of the Committee on Experts on the Economics of Education, Ministry of Education (Government Gazette 173 12/4/17)

12. 2017 Member of the Commission on the "evolution of the TEI of Athens and Piraeus". Ministerial decision (20/6/17)

13. 2017 -2019 Member of the Board of Directors of Entrepreneurship II (TEPICH II)

14. 2016 - 2019 Member of the Board of Directors of ETVA - Piraeus Industrial Area

15. 2016 -2019 Development Council, Ministry of Economy and Development: Member of the Scientific Committee, Chair of the Social Partners Group.


6. Member of Editorial Boards of peer reviewed journals

  1. 2012- 2016  member of the International Advisory Board of Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
  2. 2008-2013 Member of the Editorial Board in European Urban and Regional Studies
  3. 2001-today. Editorial Advisor in  Geographies
  4. 1999-today. Member of the Editorial Committee in Topos (Review of spatial development, planning and environment)
  5. 1999-today.  Member of the Editorial Committee in Panepistimio
  6. 1990-98. Editorial Advisor in Topos (Review of urban and regional planning).
  7. 1988-97. Associate/Corresponding Editor in Capital and Class (Journal of the Conference of Socialist Εconomists).


7. Referee in peer reviewed journals

International: Government and Policy, Geografiska Annaler B, GeoJournal, Journal of Rural Studies, Regional Studies, International Migration, South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Regional Studies, Sociological Perspectives, South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, European Urban and Regional Studies, European Planning Studies, Journal of International Migration and Integration

Greek: Επιθεώρηση Αγροτικών Μελετών, Tόπος, Τεχνικά Χρονικά, To BHMA των Koινωνικών Επιστημών, Γεωγραφίες, Αειχώρος.


8. Evaluator of research proposals

1. 2014 HORIZON (in Brussels)

2. 2009- 2011. Assessor of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY)

3. 2003. Research Committee of the University of Thessaly

4. 2003. Research Committee of the University of the Aegean

5. 2003 European Science Foundation 4/8/2003

6. 1997. European Union Research Programs (Directorate-General XII) program "Targeted Socio-Economic Research", 2-9.2.97, Brussels.

7. 1997. Research Programs "Combating exclusion from the labor market", Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance, Athens, 9-12.6.97

8. 1996. Research Programs General Secretariat for Research and Technology - EPET II Sectoral Announcement 1, Subprogram 1, Athens, 3-4.7.96.