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Korkou, Efstathia
 

Korkou, Efstathia

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Business and Economics

Phone: 718-262-5275
Office Location: AC-2B06
EKorkou@york.cuny.edu

Office Hours  
Wednesday  1:30pm - 3:00pm 

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY)  Financial Economics  2017 
MPhil  The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY)  Economics  2015 
MA  The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY)  Economics  2014 
MBA  Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece  Financial Engineering  2009 
BS  National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece  Electrical & Computer Engineering  2005 
Dr. Efstathia Korkou is an electrical and computer engineer holding an MBA in Financial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics. Her research lies in the areas of Behavioral Finance and Financial Economics. More specifically, her work deals with the study and empirical measurement of gender differences in risk aversion once individuals are called to allocate their wealth and make investment and retirement decisions. Prior to joining York as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Korkou has been teaching extensively as an Adjunct Lecturer at several colleges of CUNY, as a Teaching Assistant at Barnard College of Columbia University, and as an Adjunct Instructor at the School of Professional Studies of New York University.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Finance
Financial Economics

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Efstathia Korkou. "Gender Differences in Relative Risk Aversion with Data from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances." International Journal of Business and Economics. Vol. 17, No.3 December 2018: 193-211.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Bitcoin and the Future of Cryptocurrencies " December 11, 2020: Online Lecture for the Deree Economics Society, The American College of Greece.

" Women and Financial Risk Aversion: A Study Over Time " February 23 – 26, 2017: 43rd Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA), New York, New York.

" Measurements of Risk-Taking Behaviors Across Different Demographic Subgroups " December 6, 2016: School of Business & Information Systems, York College of the City University of New York: Faculty Seminar.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship (ECF), The Graduate Center of the City University of New York: 2011 - 2016.

AHEPA, Educational Foundation (AEF) Scholarship: 2014.

Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship: 2012.

Fulbright Scholarship: 2011 - 2012.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC-CUNY Cycle 52 Research Grant, "COVID-19 and the economics of U.S. single-person households". 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022: $3,499.45.

National Science Foundation (NSF), "Providing Scholarships and Interdisciplinary Cohort Experiences to Increase Retention and Graduation of STEM Undergraduates in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics." Role in the Project: Senior Personnel along with Dr. Thitima Srivatanakul (PI), Dr. Fenio Annansingh-Jamieson (Co-PI), Dr. Leslie Keiler (Co-PI), Dr. Radoslaw Wojciechowski (Co-PI).. 1/15/2021 - 12/31/2025: $649,955.00.

New York State Education Department, "York College STEP Program", The purpose of the STEP Program is to prepare secondary school students, who are either economically disadvantaged or minorities historically underrepresented in scientific, technical, health, health-related and licensed professions, for entry into postsecondary degree programs in scientific, technical, health-related fields, and the licensed professions. Co-PI of the grant along with Dr. Fenio Annansingh- Jamieson (PI) and Dr. Thitima Srivatanakul (Co-PI). 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2025: $1,260,000.

Doctoral Student Research Grant (Round 11), The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, "Women and Financial Risk Aversion: A Study Over Time". 06/01/2016 - 05/31/2017: $955.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Member of the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN), a network of more than 1,500 (as of December 2019) leading scholars with peer-reviewed research who work closely with policymakers, journalists, and civic leaders across the political spectrum to solve the nation’s toughest policy problems https://scholars.org. My profile: https://scholars.org/scholar/efstathia-korkou: July 2018 - today.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Chief Judge, Junior Mathematics, Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), York College of the City University of New York 
(Engineering Group, 13 Projects Judged): February 6, 2021.

Chief Judge, Junior Mathematics, Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), York College of the City University of New York: February 3, 2019.

Judge, New York City Science & Engineering Fair, Finals Round at The American Museum of Natural History: March 20, 2018.

Judge, New York City Science & Engineering Fair, Preliminary Round at The City College of New York: March 4, 2018.

Judge, Junior Mathematics, Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), York College of the City University of New York: February 4, 2018.

Judge, Junior Mathematics, Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), York College of the City University of New York: February 5, 2017.