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Victoria is a PhD student in Economic Theory at University of Stirling and a member of the Behavioural Science Centre. She graduated from Athens University of Economics and Business and she earned a master’s degree after studying in the department of Economics at Uppsala University. Her master thesis is about the formation of individuals’ preferences in a social setting characterized by economic inequality. While being a master student, she also enjoyed working as a research assistant in a project regarding the evaluation of the Universal Health Insurance Programme in Mexico.
Victoria’s research interests mostly lie in the fields of labour economics and policy evaluation. Within the context of her PhD project, she attempts to study the Greek labour market and the complex structure of individuals’ responses to and plans for overcoming the hardships imposed by the current economic recession. The Greek case, characterized by a labour market with low demand and long lasting unemployment after as well as before the crisis, has not received much attention especially due to lack of relevant data. There is a large gap in the economic literature studying the Greek labour market, characterized by the lack of evaluation of the European and national policies against unemployment and of a thorough analysis of the trends prevailing during the recession, which she aspires to fill. Specifically, the objective of her project is to examine the channels through which the rising rates of unemployment determine young individuals’ evolution in the labour market and the level to which the active labour market policy implemented to protect the young unemployed fulfils its purpose.