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Alexander Sarris

Professor of Economics

Alexandros (Alexander) Sarris since 1982 is professor in the department of economics, University of Athens, Greece. During 2003-2010 he was Director of Trade and Markets at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and during 1976-1982 was assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He holds a PhD in economics from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has authored more than 15 books and monographs, and more than 70 journal and book articles on international trade and development, has received several Awards, and has served in the editorial boards of several journals. He has advised extensively many national and international organizations, and has field research and policy advice experience in over 20 countries.
Recent publications. 
1. A. Sarris, P. Conforti, and A. Prakash (2011) “The Use of Organized Commodity Markets to Manage Food Import Price Instability and Risk”, Agricultural Economics, 42(1), pp. 47-64
2. G. Rapsomanikis, and A. Sarris (2008) “Market Integration and Uncertainty: The Impact of Domestic and International Commodity Price Variability on Rural Household Income and Welfare in Ghana and Peru” Journal of Development Studies, Volume 44, Issue 9, October 2008 , pp 1354 - 1381
3. A. Sarris and J. Morrison (editors) (2010). Food Security in Africa: Market and Trade Policy for Staple Foods in Eastern and Southern Africa. Edward Elgar.

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