Dr Aris Boukouras
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Economy
School/Department: Business, School of
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2170
Address: Room 2.07 Mallard House, Brookfield Campus, University of Leicester
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Economy and I joined the University of Leicester in June 2014. I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick and before joining Leicester I was a Lecturer in the School of Business at the University of Edinburgh.
My main field of interest is political economy, with a mix of applied economic theory and experimental economics as secondary. I am particularly interested in the topics of populism and economic advice and their implications for the quality of public debate.
For the most up-to-date information, please visit my personal website.
For access to all papers, please visit my personal website.
- "Can Biased polls distort electoral results? Evidence from the lab'' (2023), with Will Jennings, Lunzheng Li and Zacharias Maniadis, European Journal of Political Economy. Accepted. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2023.102383.
- "Efficient Allocations in Economies with Asymmetric Information When the Realized Frequency of Types is Common Knowledge" (2016), with Kostas Koufopoulos, Economic Theory, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 75-98.
- "The Citizen-Candidate Model with Imperfect Policy Control: Strategic Delegation and Polarization" (2016), with Emre Aytimur and Robert Schwager, Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 997-1015.
- "An Ordinal Game Theory Approach to the Analysis and Selection of Partners in Public–Private Partnership Projects'' (2015), with Jamal Ouenniche and Mohammad Rajabi, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, vol. 169, pp. 314–343.
- "Voting as a Signaling Device'' (2014), with Emre Aytimur and Robert Schwager, Economic Theory, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 753-777.
WORKING PAPERS (all WPs are available on my personal website)
- " 'Identify the Expert': an Experimental Study in Economic Advice'', with Theodore Alysandratos, Sotiris Georganas, and Zacharias Maniadis. Submitted.
- "The Expert and The Charlatan: an Experimental Study in Economic Advice'', with Theodore Alysandratos, Sotiris Georganas, and Zacharias Maniadis.
- "When Do Incomplete Contracts Matter?'', with Kostas Koufopoulos, Xuyuanda Qi, and Giulio Trigilia.
- "Can Biased Polls Distort Electoral Results? Evidence From The Lab And The Field'', with Will Jennings, Lunzheng Li, and Zacharias Maniadis.
- "A Game-Theoretic Model of Demand-Constrained Economies''.
- "Firm Adaptability and Psychological Benefits from CEO Status'', with Kostas Koufopoulos and Valeria Unali.
- "The Price Distribution and Technological Shocks in Markets with Endogenous Search Intensity'', with Yu Zhu.
- "Renegotiation Blocking through Financial Claims''.
- "Separation of Ownership and Control as a Commitment Device''.
- "ChatGPT and Economic Advice: A Cautious Warning and a Few Pitfalls'', with Theodore Alysandratos, Sotiris Georganas, and Zacharias Maniadis.
- "Science versus Populism: Why and When Do Charlatans Beat Experts?'', with Theodore Alysandratos, Sotiris Georganas, and Alina Velias.
- "How Does Political Uncertainty Affect the Optimal Degree of Policy Divergence?'', with Emre Aytimur and Richard Suen.
- "Does Corporate Governance Affect Corporate Finance? A Signalling Model'', with Kostas Koufopoulos and Valeria Unali.
- "The Myopic Manager: Short-term versus Long-term Contracts''.
MN7402: Business Economics