Topics & Professors 
 12.  International Development Cooperation

Spyros Roukanas (Chief Professor)
University of Piraeus 

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Spyridon Roukanas is Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus. He graduated from the Department of International Economic Relations and Development of Democritus University of Thrace (2003). He was awarded his Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Leeds (UK) (2004). He was awarded his Ph.D. at the Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace (2008). He teaches as Associate Educational Personnel at the Undergraduate Program Studies, Business Administration of the School of Social Sciences, Hellenic Open University in the Thematic Unit [DEO 41] “Money and Capital Markets”, as Visiting Academician at the Neapolis University Pafos, the course “Financial Management for the Public Sector” with the method of distance learning and he has taught to the following Master Programs: “International & European Studies”, “Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics», “BRICS: Economy - Society - Foreign Policy”, and “International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research”, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, “Global Political Economy” and “Governance and Public Policies”, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese, “Financial & Management Engineering", Department of Financial and Management Engineering, University of the Aegean and “SE Europe Studies”, Department of Law, Democritus University of Thrace. His main research interests are in International Political Economy and economic development in the countries of Southeast Europe and emerging economies and their relations with the EU.

Szabolcs Pásztor 
Ludovika – University of Public Service

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Szabolcs Pasztor is a Budapest-based economist who has been lecturing on international finance and economics for more than fourteen years. Apart from being an associate professor at the National University of Public Service, he is a visiting professor at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow, at the École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) in Budapest, at the Ethiopian Civil Service University in Addis Ababa and at the Kenyatta University in Nairobi. He has been the editor in charge of two Hungarian academic journals. Between 2014 and 2016, he worked at the Central Bank of Hungary and since than, he has been an associate research fellow at the Hungarian Banking Association. His publications are clustered around economic development, the effect of globalisation on the core–periphery relations and the transformation of the banking industry.