K. Markou MSc (Constantina)

PhD candidate / Junior lecturer - Economic Theory and Policy

K. Markou MSc (Constantina)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141

Postal address

Postbus 9108

Constantina Markou joined the Department of Economics in 2022 as a Ph.D. Candidate and Junior Lecturer. She graduated Cum Laude with an M.Sc. in Economics from Radboud University, where she specialized in economic behavior and policymaking.

Her master's thesis examined the use of well-being statistics in policymaking. Economists focus on income as a sign of societal well-being, measured through GDP. But how can we move beyond that and put a value on things that affect our broad well-being, such as environmental protection or income inequality? And crucially, how can politicians and policymakers incorporate such statistics into government policy? Constantina's thesis was awarded the Master's Thesis Prize by the Dutch Court of Audit and the GLOCAL Thesis Prize by the Institute for Management Research.

She obtained her B.Sc. in Economics (Radboud University) and her LL.B. in Law (University of Cyprus), specializing in international and EU law. She has worked as a trainee lawyer, a legal researcher on EU case law, and due diligence analyst (operational risk) for Dutch pension funds.

Constantina's research focuses on future-oriented decision-making and its link to social sustainability. If individuals feel connected to themselves in the future, how does it impact their behavior and decision-making today? Next to her research, she teaches a mix of method-driven and content-driven Economics courses at the Bachelor level.

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