Biography

I am an economist specialising in issues related to economic growth and natural resource management. My research work has largely focused on the economic performance of resource-abundant economies (the so-called “resource curse” hypothesis) looking at how natural resources can distort economic incentives and affect pro-growth institutions. I am also interested the economics of climate change, particularly in the area of climate impacts and welfare. More recently I have been working on issues related to religion, ethnicity, gender, energy and the economics of happiness. I have worked in several developing countries during the last couple of years (Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Laos).

Academic Background

I have a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, an MSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and a BSc in International Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. I have been a lecture at the School of International Development since 2007. 

CV and Experience

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All Publications

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Coester, A., Hofkes, M. W., Papyrakis, E.

(2018)

An optimal mix of conventional power systems in the presence of renewable energy: A new design for the German electricity market,

in Energy Policy

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pp. 312-322

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Fenton Villar, P., Papyrakis, E.

(2017)

Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on corruption in Zambia,

in The Extractive Industries and Society

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pp. 795-805

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Student, J., Papyrakis, E., van Beukering, P.

(2017)

Buildings behaving badly: A behavioral experiment on how different motivational frames influence residential energy label adoption in the Netherlands ,

in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

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pp. 107–132

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Papyrakis, E., Rieger, M., Gilberthorpe, E.

(2017)

Corruption and the extractive industries transparency initiative,

in Journal of Development Studies

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pp. 295-309

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Papyrakis, E.

(2017)

The resource curse – What have we learned from two decades of intensive research: Introduction to the Special Issue,

in Journal of Development Studies

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pp. 175-185

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Parcero, O., Papyrakis, E.

(2016)

Income inequality and the oil resource curse,

in Resource and Energy Economics

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pp. 159–177

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Halimanjaya, A., Papyrakis, E.

(2015)

Donor characteristics and the allocation of aid to climate mitigation finance,

in Climate Change Economics

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article no. 1550014

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Gilberthorpe, E., Papyrakis, E.

(2015)

The extractive industries and development: The resource curse at the micro, meso and macro levels,

in The Extractive Industries and Society

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pp. 381-390

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Oosterhuis, F., Papyrakis, E.

(2015)

Market-based instruments for ecosystem services,

in Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Practice.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 163-182

ISBN 9781107062887

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van Beukering, P., Sarkis, S., van der Putten, L., Papyrakis, E.

(2015)

Bermuda׳s balancing act: The economic dependence of cruise and air tourism on healthy coral reefs,

in Ecosystem Services

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pp. 76-86

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Meyer, V., Schwarze, R., Becker, N., Markantonis, V., van den Bergh, J. C., Bouwer, L. M., Bubeck, P., Ciavola, P., Genovese, E., Green, C., Hallegatte, S., Kreibich, H., Lequeux, Q., Logar, I., Papyrakis, E., Pfurtscheller, C., Poussin, J., Przyluski, V., Thieken, A. H., Viavattene, C.

(2014)

Assessing the Costs of Natural Hazards: State of the Art and the Way Forward,

in Hydrometeorological Hazards : Interfacing Science and Society.

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

ISBN 9781118629574

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Oosterhuis, F., Papyrakis, E., Boteler, B.

(2014)

Economic Instruments and Marine Litter Control,

in Ocean and Coastal Management

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pp. 47-54

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Bouwer, L. M., Papyrakis, E., Poussin, J., Pfurtscheller, C., Thieken, A.

(2014)

The costing of measures for natural hazard mitigation,

in Natural Hazards Review

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pp. 1-10

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Papyrakis, E.

(2014)

A development curse: formal vs. informal activities in resource-dependent economies,

in International Journal of Social Economics

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pp. 244-264

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Proka, A., Hisschemöller, M., Papyrakis, E.

(2014)

The scale of transition: an integrated study of the performance of CHP biomass plants in the Netherlands,

in Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences

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pp. 225-241

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Papyrakis, E., Pak Hung, M.

(2014)

Fractionalization, polarization and economic growth: Identifying the transmission channels,

in Economic Inquiry

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pp. 1204-1218

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Papyrakis, E., Raveh, O.

(2014)

An Empirical Analysis of a Regional Dutch Disease: The Case of Canada,

in Environmental and Resource Economics

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pp. 179-198

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Baggio, J., Papyrakis, E.

(2014)

Agent-based Modeling of Subjective Well-Being,

in Social Indicators Research

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pp. 623-635

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Estrada, F., Papyrakis, E., Tol, R. S. J., Gay-Garcia, C.

(2013)

The economics of climate change in Mexico: implications for national/regional policy,

in Climate Policy

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pp. 738-750

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Papyrakis, E.

(2013)

Environmental Performance in Socially Fragmented Countries,

in Environmental and Resource Economics

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pp. 119-140

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Key Research Interests

Economic Growth, Environmental and Resource Economics, Economic History.

Research Groups: Business, Accountability, Regulation and Development

 

Teaching Interests

I have been mainly involved in teaching development macroeconomics, although many of my lectures focus on the economics of gender, energy and natural resource management in developing countries.

Key Responsibilities

I have held several administrative positions in the past (Director of the MSc in Development Economics and the MA in International Development and Business, Careers Liaison, DEV Social Secretary). Currently, I am part of the UEA ethics committee and also the coordinator for DEV postgraduate dissertations.