Greece Junior Assistant Professor of Economics University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Maria Arvaniti works on a variety of applied theory topics, mostly related to environmental applications. Her current research focuses on behavioural anomalies such as temptation preferences and present bias, the strategic aspects of such problems and the design of optimal policies. Maria also works on topics related to environments agreements and strategic delegation as well as the optimal management of natural resources in the presence of regime shifts. She has published in international journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Journal of Mathematical Economics. Maria has a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor in International and European Economic Relations from Athens University of Economics and Business


The new sustainable transformation global agenda calls for a transdisciplinaryand interdisciplinaryanalysis of society’s complexityand crises. Environmental Economics gain hence a central role focusing on governingeconomicactivity while promoting sustainability, justice and well-being. Focusing on shared prosperity, human centered development and circular economy international leading agendas define the road forward. The United Nations 2030 Agenda andthe SDGs act as roadmapfor sustainability transition and globallocal andbusiness level. A call for all stakeholders, to collaborate and cooperate defining the necessary solutions to thepressing problems of Climate and Water Crisis, Inequalities, andSocial Justiceand contributefor a sustainable and resilientfuture. This course aimsat converging different agendas and systemic thinking surroundingecologicaleconomics and analyze the contribution toward the SDGs and Sustainable Development. Furthermore,aiming developing a critical thinking toward identified problems and solutions. With a focuson the centralrole ofentrepreneurshipand businesssectoras a driver of innovation and change.

Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)