Maria Karamessini


Maria Karamessini is Professor in Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State. Her research and publications cover the following issues: labour market analysis and policy, gender and employment, youth transitions from education to work, labour flexibility and industrial restructuring, employment and social models. Since 1996 she is member of the European Commission Expert Group on “Gender and Employment” and assesses Greek employment policy from a gender equality perspective. Recent publications:

  1. The Integration of University Graduates in the Greek Labour Market, Athens: Dionicos, 2008, 371 pages (in Greek)
  2. ‘Continuity and change in the southern European social model’, International Labour Review, 147 (1), 2008, pp. 43-70.
  3. ‘Gender equality in employment. Review and assessment of the policies of the last decade in Greece’, in M. Stratigaki (ed.), Policies for Gender Equality: European Directions and National Experiences, Athens: Gutenberg, 2008.
  4. ‘Wage Determination and the Gender Pay Gap: a Feminist Political Economy Analysis and Decomposition’, Feminist Economics 13 (1), 2007, pp. 31-66 (with Elias Ioakimoglou).
Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State