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Professor Miltos Makris

Professor of Economics

School of Economics, Kennedy Building, Room 231



Miltiadis (Miltos) Makris is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kent. After finishing his graduate studies at Athens University of Economics and Business, he was awarded a PhD in Economics by the University of Essex. He has taught at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Leicester and Southampton. He has 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.

Miltos' research areas are

  • Microeconomics
  • Dynamic Public Finance
  • Public and Political Economics
  • Economic Growth

For more information, please visit Miltos' personal webpage.

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Miltos' publications can also be found on his personal webpage.

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Ioannou, C. and Makris, M. (2018). An Experimental Study of Uncertainty in Coordination Games. International Economic Review [Online]. Available at:
Balkenborg, D. and Makris, M. (2015). An undominated mechanism for a class of informed principal problems with common values. Journal of Economic Theory [Online] 157:918-958. Available at:
Giovannoni, F. and Makris, M. (2014). Reputational bidding. International Economic Review [Online] 55:693-710. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]
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Miltos' current research interests include the study of optimal income taxation, dynamic tax competition, understanding the drivers of R&D investment, the study of strategic complementarities in macroeconomics, experimentation, as well as auction theory, contract theory, and dynamic mechanism and information design.

His main research approach has been theoretical modelling, often combined with experiments and/or computational analysis. His research has policy implications for the alleviation of inequality and the design of the income tax code, the scope of barriers to capital tax competition in Europe, the need for the introduction of a stabilisation tax on financial transactions, the design of licence auctions and takeovers, the organisation of markets, the impact of communications in strategic interactions, etc.

Miltos' current working papers can be found on his personal webpage

Miltos is a contributor to the blog:

He has also written articles for various Greek media on the Euro crisis. For these and their versions in English please click here.

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Last Updated: 28/06/2019