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Professor Christos Kotsogiannis

Professor Christos Kotsogiannis

Professor of Economics

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Christos Kotsogiannis is Professor of Economics at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow at CESifo, Germany. He was born in Athens and studied for his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Essex.

His research is primarily in the field of public economics, political  economics, environmental economics and international trade, with publications in journals such as,American Economic ReviewJournal of International EconomicsJournal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Public EconomicsJournal of Public Economic Theory,International Tax and Public FinanceJournal of Urban Economics and Economics Letters. He has been the guest co-editor for a special issue on climate change issues for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics and International Tax and Public Finance. He is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Tax Administration and he is one of the three editors of CESifo Economic Studies. 

Kotsogiannis has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, and a consultant for the World Bank on issues of fuel subsidies. He was Head of the Economics Department at University of Exeter Business School from 2011-2014 and held a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship in 2009-2011. In 2015 Kotsogiannis was awarded the Copernicus International Fellowship from the University IUSS-Ferrara 1391.

Nationality: Greek

Administrative responsibilities

  • Member, School Postgraduate Committee
  • Member, School Undergraduate Admissions Committee

Qualifications

BA (Essex), MA (Essex), PhD (Essex)

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Research

Research interests

  • Public economics
  • International trade
  • Applied microeconomics

Professor Kotsogiannis's research interests lie in the broad area of public economics, and international trade (with a particular focus on trade-induced climate change). While his research is theoretical in nature, it is motivated by applied economics problems.

Research projects

Professor Kotsogiannis is currently involved in a number of research projects, examining:

  • the welfare consequences of commodity tax harmonisation when public goods are global
  • the impact of equalisation transfers on political selection
  • the design of environmental policies that mitigate climate change, and
  • the comparison between specific and ad valorem taxation in the presence of asymmetric information.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Keen M, Kotsogiannis C (2014). Coordinating climate and trade policies: Pareto efficiency and the role of border tax adjustments. Journal of International Economics, 94(1), 119-128. Abstract.  Full text.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2014). The Comparison of ad Valorem and Specific Taxation under Uncertainty. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16(1). Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2010). Public goods and tax competition in a two-sided market. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12(2), 281-321. Full text.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2009). Federalism, weak institutions and the competition for foreign direct investment. International Tax and Public Finance, 16(1), 105-123. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2008). Accountability and fiscal equalization. Journal of Public Economics, 92(12), 2336-2349.
Kotsogiannis C, Martinez D (2008). Ad valorem taxes and the fiscal gap in federations. Economics Letters, 99(3), 431-434. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (In Press). Optimal performance reward, tax compliance and enforcement. Economic Theory Bulletin
Herger N, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2015). Multiple taxes and alternative forms of FDI: evidence from cross-border acquisitions. International Tax and Public Finance Abstract.  Full text.
Keen M, Kotsogiannis C (2014). Coordinating climate and trade policies: Pareto efficiency and the role of border tax adjustments. Journal of International Economics, 94(1), 119-128. Abstract.  Full text.
Karakosta O, Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA (2014). Indirect tax harmonization and global public goods. International Tax and Public Finance, 21(1), 29-49. Abstract.  Full text.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2014). The Comparison of ad Valorem and Specific Taxation under Uncertainty. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16(1). Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Woodland A (2013). Climate and international trade policies when emissions affect production possibilities. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2), 166-184. Abstract.
Buettner T, Kotsogiannis C (2013). Climate change: Fiscal and international trade issues-introduction. International Tax and Public Finance, 20(3), 357-359. Abstract.
Finus M, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2013). International coordination on climate policies. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2), 159-165. Abstract.
Finus M, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2013). The International Dimension of Climate Change Policy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 56(2), 151-160.
Kotsogiannis C (2010). Federal tax competition and the efficiency consequences for local taxation of revenue equalization. International Tax and Public Finance, 17(1), 1-14. Full text.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2010). Public goods and tax competition in a two-sided market. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12(2), 281-321. Full text.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2009). Federalism, weak institutions and the competition for foreign direct investment. International Tax and Public Finance, 16(1), 105-123. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Dreher A, McCorriston S (2009). How do institutions affect corruption and the shadow economy?. International Tax and Public Finance, 16, 773-796.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2008). Accountability and fiscal equalization. Journal of Public Economics, 92(12), 2336-2349.
Kotsogiannis C, Martinez D (2008). Ad valorem taxes and the fiscal gap in federations. Economics Letters, 99(3), 431-434. Abstract.
Herger N, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2008). Cross-border acquisitions in the global food sector. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 35(4), 563-587. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Karkalakos S (2007). A spatial analysis of provincial corporate income tax responses: Evidence from Canada. Canadian Journal of Economics, 40(3), 782-811.
Dreher A, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2007). Corruption around the world: Evidence from a structural model. Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(3), 443-466. Abstract.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2007). Foreign direct investment and the dark side of decentralization. Economic Policy(49), 6-70. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA (2007). Imperfect competition, indirect tax harmonization and public goods. International Tax and Public Finance, 14(2), 135-149. Abstract.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2006). Federal tax autonomy and the limits of cooperation. Journal of Urban Economics, 59(2), 317-329. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2006). On the incentives to experiment in federations. Journal of Urban Economics, 60(3), 484-497. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2006). Political uncertainty and policy innovation. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 8(5), 779-805. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA, Myles GD (2005). The origin principle, tax harmonization and public goods. Economics Letters, 87(2), 211-219. Abstract.
Keen MJ, Kotsogiannis C (2004). Tax competition in federations and the welfare consequences of decentralization. Journal of Urban Economics, 56(3), 397-407.
Kotsogiannis C, Keen MJ (2003). Leviathan and capital tax competition in federations. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 5(2), 177-199.
Kotsogiannis C, Keen MJ (2002). Does federalism lead to excessively high taxes?. American Economic Review, 92(1), 363-370.
Kotsogiannis C, Makris M (2002). On production efficiency in federal systems. Economics Letters, 76(2), 281-287. Abstract.

Chapters

Dreher A, McCorriston S (2011). The impact of institutions on the shadow economy and corruption: a latent methodology approach. In  (Ed) , Edward Elgar.

Publications by year


In Press

Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (In Press). Optimal performance reward, tax compliance and enforcement. Economic Theory Bulletin

2015

Herger N, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2015). Multiple taxes and alternative forms of FDI: evidence from cross-border acquisitions. International Tax and Public Finance Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Keen M, Kotsogiannis C (2014). Coordinating climate and trade policies: Pareto efficiency and the role of border tax adjustments. Journal of International Economics, 94(1), 119-128. Abstract.  Full text.
Karakosta O, Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA (2014). Indirect tax harmonization and global public goods. International Tax and Public Finance, 21(1), 29-49. Abstract.  Full text.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2014). The Comparison of ad Valorem and Specific Taxation under Uncertainty. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 16(1). Abstract.

2013

Kotsogiannis C, Woodland A (2013). Climate and international trade policies when emissions affect production possibilities. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2), 166-184. Abstract.
Buettner T, Kotsogiannis C (2013). Climate change: Fiscal and international trade issues-introduction. International Tax and Public Finance, 20(3), 357-359. Abstract.
Finus M, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2013). International coordination on climate policies. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2), 159-165. Abstract.
Finus M, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2013). The International Dimension of Climate Change Policy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 56(2), 151-160.

2011

Herger N, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2011). International Taxation and FDI Strategies: Evidence from US Cross-Border Acquisitions.  Abstract.
Dreher A, McCorriston S (2011). The impact of institutions on the shadow economy and corruption: a latent methodology approach. In  (Ed) , Edward Elgar.

2010

Kotsogiannis C (2010). Federal tax competition and the efficiency consequences for local taxation of revenue equalization. International Tax and Public Finance, 17(1), 1-14. Full text.
Kotsogiannis C, Serfes K (2010). Public goods and tax competition in a two-sided market. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 12(2), 281-321. Full text.

2009

Karakosta O, Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia M-A (2009). Does Indirect Tax Harmonization Deliver Pareto Improvements in the Presence of Global Public Goods?.  Abstract.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2009). Federalism, weak institutions and the competition for foreign direct investment. International Tax and Public Finance, 16(1), 105-123. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Dreher A, McCorriston S (2009). How do institutions affect corruption and the shadow economy?. International Tax and Public Finance, 16, 773-796.

2008

Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2008). Accountability and fiscal equalization. Journal of Public Economics, 92(12), 2336-2349.
Kotsogiannis C, Martinez D (2008). Ad valorem taxes and the fiscal gap in federations. Economics Letters, 99(3), 431-434. Abstract.
Herger N, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2008). Cross-border acquisitions in the global food sector. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 35(4), 563-587. Abstract.

2007

Kotsogiannis C, Karkalakos S (2007). A spatial analysis of provincial corporate income tax responses: Evidence from Canada. Canadian Journal of Economics, 40(3), 782-811.
Dreher A, Kotsogiannis C, McCorriston S (2007). Corruption around the world: Evidence from a structural model. Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(3), 443-466. Abstract.
Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2007). Foreign direct investment and the dark side of decentralization. Economic Policy(49), 6-70. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA (2007). Imperfect competition, indirect tax harmonization and public goods. International Tax and Public Finance, 14(2), 135-149. Abstract.

2006

Kessing SG, Konrad KA, Kotsogiannis C (2006). Federal tax autonomy and the limits of cooperation. Journal of Urban Economics, 59(2), 317-329. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2006). Fiscal Equalization and Yardstick Competition.  Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2006). On the incentives to experiment in federations. Journal of Urban Economics, 60(3), 484-497. Abstract.
Kotsogiannis C, Schwager R (2006). Political uncertainty and policy innovation. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 8(5), 779-805. Abstract.

2005

Kotsogiannis C, Lopez-Garcia MA, Myles GD (2005). The origin principle, tax harmonization and public goods. Economics Letters, 87(2), 211-219. Abstract.

2004

Keen MJ, Kotsogiannis C (2004). Tax competition in federations and the welfare consequences of decentralization. Journal of Urban Economics, 56(3), 397-407.

2003

Kotsogiannis C, Keen MJ (2003). Leviathan and capital tax competition in federations. Journal of Public Economic Theory, 5(2), 177-199.

2002

Kotsogiannis C, Keen MJ (2002). Does federalism lead to excessively high taxes?. American Economic Review, 92(1), 363-370.
Kotsogiannis C, Makris M (2002). On production efficiency in federal systems. Economics Letters, 76(2), 281-287. Abstract.

Awards and Honours

  • Holder of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (Oct 2009-Jan 2011)

External positions

  • CESIfo Research Fellow

  • Public economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Political economy

Public economics considers the principles and practice of tax policy. It presents the issues of incidence, excess burden and equity. It also discusses direct / indirect taxation and public good provision, addressing such questions as: are there good reasons for taxing goods at different rates?, how progressive should income tax be? and, what is the socially optimal mix between public and private goods?

Economics is defined as the study of the allocation of scarce resources among alternative uses. It is simply impossible to produce everything people want, since there are not enough basic resources. Every society, therefore, must choose either explicitly or implicitly how its resources will be used. Microeconomics investigates how economic actors (individuals and firms) make decisions, and how these choices create markets.

Political economy challenges the orthodox economic assumptions and, in its contemporary meaning, refers to the study of economic and political behaviour. Economic outcomes vary considerably across time and place. Political economy is concerned with explaining this variation, by studying the formation of policy in various political institutions.

Taught modules

Modules

2016/17