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Alexandros Sarris

Professor of Economics

Alexandros (Alexander) Sarris since 1982 is professor in the department of economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece. During 2003-2010 he was Director of the Trade and Markets Division at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and during 1976-1982 was assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Since 2015 he is emeritus professor at NKUA. 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. 
M. R. Carter,  A. de Janvry, E. Sadoulet, and A. Sarris (2017) “Index insurance for developing country agriculture: A reassessment” Annual Review of Resource Economics, vol. 9:421-438
M.R. Carter, L. Cheng, and A. Sarris (2016), “Where and how index insurance can boost the adoption of improved agricultural technologies”, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 118, January 2016, pp 59-71
J. Morrison, and A. Sarris (2016), “Food staple market volatility and food security in Eastern and Southern Africa: what role for intra-regional trade and market policy?”, African Development Perspectives,  Yearbook 2015/16, pp. 159-182.
Α, Triantafyllou, G. Dotsis and A. Sarris (2015), “Volatility Forecasting and Time-varying Variance Risk Premiums in Grains Commodity Markets”, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 66, Issue 2, June 2015, pp. 329–357
C. McIntosh, A. Sarris, and F. Papadopoulos (2013), “Productivity, credit, risk, and the demand for weather index insurance in smallholder agriculture in Ethiopia”, Agricultural Economics, 44(4-5): pp. 399-417

Contact details

Alexandros Sarris

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Economics
1, Sofokleous str. (4th floor), 10559 Athens, Greece

Tel: +30 6944 291796