Dr. Phoebe Koundouri is a Assistant Professor at DIEES (Department of International and European Economic Studies) Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), since 2005. She holds a BA from the University of Leicester, UK, (1994) and an MPhil (1995), MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK. During 1997-2005, she has held academic positions (as lecturer A and B) at the Economics Departments of the University of Cambridge, London Business School, University College London, and University of Reading. She has published eight books and more than eighty articles in edited volumes and academic journals (including leading journals such as: The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Economic Policy, Water Resources Research, etc.) mainly in the field of environmental, resource and agricultural economics, as well as in the field of applied econometrics, economic development and policy. She is currently an associate editor of the academic journals Environment and Development Economics and economics, while she has acted as a referee for many academic journals, book publishers and research funding foundations. She has coordinated a number of research projects and has been a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, OECD, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, UN, NATO, as well as many other international and national organizations and governments of developed and developing countries. She has organized a number of international conferences, mainly in field of water resource economics and management. She has given public and academic lecturers all over the world, and received scholarships and prizes for academic excellence from various institutions and foundations.