Professor Serfes Receives Fulbright Award
Drexel LeBow School of Economics Professor Konstantinos Serfes has received a Fulbright award to visit the University of Exeter for a three-month research collaboration during a sabbatical in 2019. At Exeter, Serfes will work with Dr. Christos Kotsogiannis, professor of economics and co-director of the Tax Administration Research Center (TARC), on a research project studying the design of optimal value-added tax (VAT) thresholds.
“It is a great honor for me to receive this Fulbright award,” Serfes says. “I am very excited about the opportunity to spend three months at the University of Exeter, and I am looking forward to the research collaboration with my colleague Dr. Kotsogiannis.”
Serfes says he and Dr. Kotsogiannis will study optimal VAT thresholds by explicitly accounting for the difference between business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) firms.
Serfes is the first LeBow faculty member to receive a Fulbright award since VK Narayanan, Deloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor of Management and former Associate Dean for Research, in 2015. Serfes was previously awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Greece to conduct research at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
LeBow's Associate Dean for Research, VK Narayanan, PhD, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to fund a research sabbatical in India, where he will broaden his research on innovation to include emerging economies.
Drexel LeBow School of Economics professor Konstantinos Serfes was recently awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.