Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos
ICRE8 Senior Researcher, SDSN Greece Academic Manager
Dr. Achilleas Vassilopoulos received his undergraduate diploma in Agricultural Economics in 2008 and an MBA in Agribusiness management in 2010 from the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), Greece. In 2011, after spending a semester at the University of Arkansas as a visiting scholar, he continued his studies in AUA pursuing a PhD in Consumer Behaviour (Microeconomics) which he completed in 2015. Dr. Vassilopoulos is currently a senior researcher at ICRE8 and Academic Manager of the Greek chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Greece). He has worked as a consultant-economist for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of AUA. Also, he is or had been working for the EU projects: “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (acronym: SIMRA)”, “BRIdging the GAp for Innovations in Disaster resilience (acronym: BRIGAID)” “Partnership, healthy eating and innovative governance as tools to counteract obesity and overweight (acronym: Obesity Governance)”, “Increasing fruit consumption through a trans-disciplinary approach delivering high quality produce from environmentally friendly, sustainable production methods (acronym:ISAFRUIT)”, ‘‘EPODE for the Promotion of Health Equity (acronym: EPHE)’’ and ‘‘Innovative precision technologies for optimized irrigation and integrated crop management in a water-limited agrosystem’’. His research focuses on Experimental and Behavioural economics, Choice Experiments, Contingent Valuation and Agribusiness. His academic work has been published in journals such as Economic Modelling, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Economics Letters and others.