Dr Effie Kesidou

Dr Effie Kesidou

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Dr Effie Kesidou is an Associate Professor in Applied Economics at Leeds University Business School, a Senior Research Fellow at Enterprise Research Centre, Warwick Business School, and a Visiting Scholar at School of Sustainability, Arizona State University.  

Her research is interdisciplinary and uses applied economic methods to understand how businesses and regions can become more sustainable. Effie has published her work in top-ranked journals such as Research Policy, Ecological Economics, International Journal of Production Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Business Ethics, World Development, Journal of Environmental Management, Business History, Business Strategy and the Environment etc.

She has received funding by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and by the Universities of Nottingham and Leeds.

Research interests

 

  • Assessing the institutional, demand, organizational factors that drive eco-innovations or environmental innovations.
  • Examining the impact of international sustainability standards, such as ISO14001, upon firm financial and CSR performance. 
  • Explaining the role of city-regions and local knowledge spillovers upon firm’s eco-innovation and productivity.

 

Research Grants & Awards

2020 University of Warwick, ESRC-funded research centre (ERC) (44,359). 

2020 ESRC Productivity Insight Network: Targeted Small Grant (35,000), Co-I.

2017-2020 BBSRC Global Challenges Research Fund,VOICES Valuing Orchard and Integrated Crop Ecosystem Services (602,831), Co-I.

2019, SeedCorn Funding for Social Science, University of Leeds, Environmental Justice in Low Carbon Transitions: Interdisciplinary Interventions and Advances (388.50)Co-I. 

2013-2015 ESRC Innovating for a Low Carbon Economy (28,106), Co-I.

2013 British Academy of Management Best Paper Award in Innovation.

2013 SeedCorn Funding for Social Science/STEM Collaborations, University of Leeds, Eco-Innovation and the Porter hypothesis (2,000), PI.

2012 Collaboration Fund University of Nottingham China, Malaysia and the UK Eco-Innovation in Emerging Economies (5,000), Co-I.

2009-2010 New Researchers Fund, University of Nottingham, Drivers of Eco-Innovation (40,242), PI.

2009 Nottingham University Business School, Drivers of Eco-Innovation (4,434), PI.

2005-2006 NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Knowledge Networks and Innovation in Developing Countries (5,000), PI.

2004-2005 ECIS & TU/e, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology, Local Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation in High-tech Clusters in Developing Countries (5,000), PI.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • MA Development Economics, University of East Anglia, School of Development Studies, UK
  • BA Economics, University of Macedonia of Economic and Social Sciences, Greece

Student education

Module Leader for LUBS2665 - Economics of Innovation (2012-2019).

Module Leader for LUBS3930 - Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy (2012-2019).

Module Leader for LUBS2570 – Introduction to Econometrics (2012-2015). 

Supervision of UG, MSc, and PhD dissertations.

2019 – present, External examiner BSc Industrial Economics, Economics Division, Nottingham University Business School, UK.

External PhD examination: (University of Birmingham 2020; University of Reading, 2020; Auckland University of Technology, 2019; University of Warwick, 2018; University of Southampton, 2017; Maastricht University, 2015).

I am interested in supervising PhD theses that use applied economic methods on the following topics: Environmental Regulation; Economics of Innovation; Sustainability; Eco-Innovation; Economic Development Systems of Innovation; Economic Geography.

PhD Supervision: 

Dr Eva Mavroudi (2014-2019) ‘Effects of Exploitative and Exploratory R&D on Firm Performance: the Role of Firm- and Industry- Specific Contingencies’ (50% 1st supervisor).

Dr Jurgita Staniulyte (2014-2018) ‘An Inquiry into the Underlying Causes of the European Periphery Paradox using the Framework of National Innovation Systems’ (50% 2nd supervisor).

Peter Sheaf (2017- ) ‘Peer Effects on Sustainable Consumption Decision-making: an Empirical Approach’ (50% 1stsupervisor).

Rushi Chen (2019-) Is the Emission Trading System (EMS) of China Successful? An Empirical Evaluation of Effectiveness (50% 1st supervisor).

Ferry Fathoni (2019-) New Business Ecosystems for Electric Vehicles (20% 3rd supervisor). 

 

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics
  • Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement