Drexel LeBow School of Economics Professor Konstantinos Serfes was recently awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Greece to conduct research. He will collaborate with Chrysovalantou Milliou at the Athens University of Economics and Business on research and graduate student mentoring. The goal of the research collaboration is to study mergers between multinational and multiproduct firms.
For Serfes, the work holds meaning beyond simple research results. “Greece’s future depends on a strong education system. I am honored to participate in the Greek Diaspora Fellowship in my home country,” he says. “Moreover, the host institution, the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), is arguably the best school for economics in the country and very well-recognized in Europe. It has top scholars, knowledge on European policies and access to EU data. Therefore, my collaboration with AUEB will allow me to tap into a new pool of knowledge and produce high quality research.”
Serfes is one of 30 Greek- and Cypriot-born scholars from North American universities chosen to travel to Greece and conduct academic projects with peers at Greek universities as part of the program.