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Korkou, Efstathia

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 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 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    CUNY, York College, School of Business and Information Systems, Department of Business and Economics  Assistant Professor of Economics  Business & Economics  August 2017 - present 
    CUNY, York College, School of Business and Information Systems, Department of Business and Economics  Lecturer  Business & Economics  January 2017 - May 2017 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    NYU, School of Professional Studies, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies  Adjunct Instructor  Statistics & Econometrics  Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 
    CUNY, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, Bert Wasserman Department of Economics & Finance  Adjunct Lecturer  Statistical Analysis for Economics and Finance & Advanced Microeconomics  Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016 
    Columbia University, Barnard College, Department of Economics  Teaching Assistant  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory & Introduction to Economic Reasoning  2014 - 2016 
    CUNY, Queens College, Department of Economics  Quantitative Reasoning Fellow  Faculty Assistance in the Development of Quantitative Reasoning Assignments  2015 - 2016 
    CUNY, Queens College, Department of Economics  Adjunct Lecturer  Statistics as Applied to Economics and Business, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics  2012 - 2015 
    CUNY, Baruch College, Department of Mathematics  Adjunct Lecturer  Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus  Fall 2012, Spring 2013 
  4. Non Academic Experience


  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor of Economics  August 2017 - present 
    Lecturer  January 2017 - May 2017 
    Adjunct Lecturer  August 2016 - December 2016 
    Adjunct Lecturer  June 2014 - December 2014 
    Adjunct Lecturer  August 2013 - December 2013 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        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.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Efstathia Korkou. "How Single Men and Women Think Differently about Financial Risk – and Both Need More Guidance." Scholars Strategy Network. 2018: .

        Efstathia Korkou. "The Use of Nonparametric Models in Derivatives Pricing." Management Science Laboratory Stories. February 2012 – March 2012: .

        Efstathia Korkou. "Literature Review of the Use of Nonparametric Models in Derivatives Pricing." This research has been co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund – ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research Funding Program: Heracleitus II. Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund. 2011: .

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. 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.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Efstathia Korkou, Thitima Srivatanakul, Fenio Annansingh-Jamieson, and Panayiotis Meleties. "The Effect of COVID-19 on Undergraduate Research: A case from York College of the City University of New York." Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR). September 7, 2020: .

      Efstathia Korkou. "COVID-19: Eleanor Rigby and the Economics of All the Lonely People." . 2020: .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:

      Efstathia Korkou and Christos Giannikos. "Refining an Empirical Framework to Measure Gender Differences in Financial Relative Risk Aversion in the U.S. Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances." . 2020: .

      Efstathia Korkou and Christos Giannikos. "Gender Differences in Risk Taking Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Plans." . 2020: .

    4. Research in progress:

      Efstathia Korkou. "Consumer Confidence and its Role in Modern Theories of Consumption." . 2013: .

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Curriculum Committee Representative: May 2020 - today.

      Review and Update of Transfer Credit Equivalencies in CUNYFIRST for Economics courses: September 2017 - October 2017.

    2. Service to the School

      Presentation of the Degree in Economics for the School of Business and Information Systems. Meeting and advising prospective students at the Business & Economics Desk, York College Annual Open House: November 10, 2019.

    3. Service to the College

      Representative of the Department of Business and Economics in the College Curriculum Committee: August 2020 - today.

      Representative of the Department of Business and Economics in the Meaningful Assessment Program Project of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning: September 2017 - May 2018.

      Coach in the Volunteer Emergency Student Success Coach project: April 20th, 2020 – May 8th, 2020.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      BUS 201  Computer Applications in Business 
      ECON 102  Introduction to Microeconomics 
      ECON 103  Introduction to Macroeconomics 
      ECON 116  Natural Resource Economics and Policy 
      ECON 220  Introduction to Economic Statistics 
      ECON 295  Global Environmental Issues 
      ECON 361  Economics of Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining 
      ECON 340  International Economics 
      ECON 390  Independent Research 
      ECON 420  Advanced Economic Statistics 
      ECON 421  Econometrics 
      FINC 322  Investment and Security Analysis 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      ECON220 Standardization, Leading the Effort for the Standardization of the Syllabus for the ECON220 "Introduction to Economic Statistics" course. Tasks Involved: Meetings with all the ECON220 instructors so as to get feedback, and exchange ideas. Personal thorough study of alternative Statistics textbooks. Communication with the publishers for all pricing options for the students. Proposal of the new textbook. Re-design of the syllabus.