Introducing Professor Miltos Makris

Prof Miltos Makris

As Director of Graduate Studies he helps research students achieve

Miltos Makris joined the School of Economics at Kent in August 2018, attracted by its dynamism, ambition and vision to produce internationally recognised world-class research plus its commitment in providing excellent research-led teaching to inspire students. Miltos completed his master’s study at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and was awarded a PhD in Economics by the University of Essex. He has taught at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Leicester and Southampton.

Miltos’ areas of research cover Economic Theory and Public Economics, and he uses theoretical modelling coupled with computational and experimental analysis. Currently, he is working on two exciting and topical projects which have a number of policy implications. The first is on the design of the income tax code in developed countries to alleviate inequality, recognising that tax-payers’ earning capability can change over time due to productivity shocks as well as human capital accumulation. The second project studies information management in dynamic strategic interactions. It provides a collection of results that can be applied to a broad class of dynamic information design problems such as market design, voting in international organisations, structure of performance measures in complex organisations and the organisation of mergers.

Miltos researches under his full Greek name of Miltiadis Makris, and his work has been published in leading peer-reviewed economics journals such as the International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior and the Journal of Public Economics. He has been interviewed by and written co-eds for various English, German and Greek media, and has taken part in seminars and round-table discussions on the Greek economy and debt crisis.

Miltos has recently taken on the role of Director of Graduate Studies for PhD Programmes at the School of Economics, with effect from September 2019. He supports research students throughout the progression of their degree and monitors their annual performance reviews.