Biography

I hold a PhD from the University of Keele, UK awarded in 2009. I have held positions at the University of Swansea, the University of the West of England and the Staffordshire Learning & Skills Council. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Advisor of the Commonwealth  Scholarship Commission. My scholarship and research interests are in economics education and pedagogy, human capital and social networks.

Research and scholarship

My scholarship and research interests are in economics education, labour economics (human capital, social networks) and social economics. I am a Fellow in Curriculum Design and Development with the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE).

I am currently leading an interdisciplinary (Business School and Media) student-staff project funded by the Teaching Innovation Project Scheme, on economics students’ development of employability skills

I am currently supervising two PhD students in the area of economics. I would welcome PhD applications in the above, or related, areas. The School has an annual cycle of PhD bursaries for suitably qualified candidates. Click here for details about the bursaries available.

Teaching

  • ECO-10027 Quantitative Methods II
    This module develops students' understanding of mathematical techniques used in economic analysis and introduces students to fundamental concepts of statistics and econometrics.
  • ECO-20049 Statistics with Bloomberg
    This is an innovative module which develops students' understanding of fundamental concepts of inferential and mathematical statistics and advanced MS Excel skills in context, while introducing them to the Bloomberg Terminal.
  • ECO-30032 Labour Economics
    This module develops students' understanding of the labour market, and the interactions of economic agents (individuals, firms and the government) with each other and with labour market institutions.

Selected Publications

  • Sousounis P and Lanot G. 2018. Social Networks and Unemployment Exit in Great Britain. International Journal of Social Economics, 1205-1226, vol. 45(8). doi> link> full text>
  • Lanot G and Sousounis P. 2016. The National Minimum Wage and the Substitutability Between Young and Old Workers in Low Paid Occupations. The Manchester School. doi> link> full text>
  • Lanot G and Sousounis P. 2012. The Substitution Rate Between Low-pay Workers and the National Minimum Wage.
  • Sousounis P and Bladen-Hovell R. Persistence in the determination of work-related training participation: Evidence from the BHPS, 1991–1997. Economics of Education Review, 1005-1010, vol. 29. doi>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Sousounis P and Lanot G. 2018. Social Networks and Unemployment Exit in Great Britain. International Journal of Social Economics, 1205-1226, vol. 45(8). doi> link> full text>
  • Lanot G and Sousounis P. 2016. The National Minimum Wage and the Substitutability Between Young and Old Workers in Low Paid Occupations. The Manchester School. doi> link> full text>
  • Sousounis P and Bladen-Hovell R. Persistence in the determination of work-related training participation: Evidence from the BHPS, 1991–1997. Economics of Education Review, 1005-1010, vol. 29. doi>

Other

  • Lanot G and Sousounis P. 2012. The Substitution Rate Between Low-pay Workers and the National Minimum Wage.