I am an applied economic theorist. My current interests and activities involve research on economic growth and development; cultural transmission; corruption and tax evasion; and demographic change. Previous research activities included work on growth and volatility and on the interrelation between economic activity and environmental quality. My work is published in journals such as Economic Theory, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Inquiry, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
Varvarigos, D., and Stathopoulou, E. (2022). “On the relation between corruption and market competition,” Economic Inquiry (forthcoming)
Varvarigos, D. (2021). “Upstream intergenerational transfers in economic development: The role of family ties and their cultural transmission,” Journal of Mathematical Economics, 96, Article 102514.
Varvarigos, D. (2020). “Cultural transmission, education-promoting attitudes, and economic development,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 37, 173-194.
Ohinata, A., and Varvarigos, D. (2020). “Demographic transition and fertility rebound in economic development,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 122, 1640-1670.
Kontogiannis, N., Litina, A., and Varvarigos, D. (2019). “Occupation-induced status, social norms, and economic growth,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 163, 348-360.
Varvarigos, D. (2017). “Cultural norms, the persistence of tax evasion, and economic growth,” Economic Theory, 63, 961‐995.
Palivos, T., and Varvarigos, D. (2017) “Pollution abatement as a source of stabilisation and long‐run growth,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, 21, 644‐676.
Varvarigos, D., and Arsenis, P. (2015) “Corruption, fertility, and human capital,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 109, 145‐162.
Varvarigos, D., and Zakaria, I.Z. (2013) “Endogenous fertility in a growth model with public and private health expenditures,” Journal of Population Economics, 26, 67‐85.
Varvarigos, D. (2010) “Inflation, volatile public spending, and endogenously sustained growth,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 34, 1893‐1906.
Varvarigos, D. (2010) “Environmental degradation, longevity, and the dynamics of economic development,” Environmental and Resource Economics, 46, 59‐73.
Blackburn, K., and Varvarigos, D. (2008) “Human capital accumulation and output growth in a stochastic environment,” Economic Theory, 36, 435‐452.
Varvarigos, D. (2007) “Policy variability, productive spending, and growth,” Economica, 74, 299‐313.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy