Kostas Bithas

 Kostas Bithas

Revisiting the Energy-Development Link book cover

Revisiting the Energy-Development Link

Evidence from the 20th Century for Knowledge-based  and Developing Economies

Professor, environmental and natural resources economics, Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Education:

Bachelor's degree in economics from the National University of Greece, Athens.

Master's degree in regional development at the Regional Development Institute of Panteion University, Athens. Dissertation: “Environmental Economics: Theory and Application”

Ph.D. studies at Free University, Amsterdam and Panteion University, Athens. Thesis: “Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development: Theory -- Modeling”

Post-graduate studies in environmental economics and decision-making methodologies at the Free University, Department of Regional and Environmental Economics, Amsterdam, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Nijkamp. Dissertation: “Sustainable development policy on the basis of the multi-criteria analysis”

Bio:

Kostas Bithas, who also is on faculty of the Institute of Urban Environment and Human Resources (www.uehr.gr) and part of a research team on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development  (www.eesd.gr), has expertise in:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Ecological Economics
  • Natural Resources Economics
  • Environmental - Economic  modeling
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Transport Economics 
  • Decision making 

Among his recent publications

  • K. Bithas, 2008. The sustainable Residential Water Use: Sustainability, Efficiency and Social Equity. The European Experience, Ecological Economics 68, pp. 221-229.

  • K. Bithas, 2008.The European Policy on Water Use at the Urban level in the context of Water Framework Directive. Effectiveness, Appropriateness and Efficiency, European Planning Studies 16 (9), pp.1293-1311.

  • S. Xenarios, K. Bithas, 2009. Welfare Improvisation from the Receiving Waters of Urban Wastewater Systems in the Context of the Water Framework Directive, Water Resources Management 23 (5), pp. 981-1000, Doi:10.10007/s11269-008-9310-4.

  • S. Xenarios, K. Bithas, 2009. Valuating the Receiving Waters of Urban Wastewater Systems through a Stakeholder-based Approach, Water Resources Development 25 (1), pp. 123-140, Doi:10.1016/j.desal.2006.02.093 

  • V. Markantonis, K Bithas, 2009. The application of the contingent valuation method in estimating the climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in Greece. An expert-based approach, Environment, Development and Sustainability 12 (50), pp. 807-824, DOI: 10.1007/s10668-009-9225-0.  

  • K. Bithas, 2011. Sustainability and externalities: Is the internalization of externalities a sufficient condition for sustainability? Ecological Economics 70 (10), pp. 1703-1706, Doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.05.014.

  • Xenarios, S. and Bithas, K. (2012), The Use of Environmental Policy Instruments for Urban Wastewater Control: Evidence from an International Survey. Environmental Policy and Governance. doi: 10.1002/eet.596

  • Bithas, K. and Kalimeris, P. 2013. Re-estimating the decoupling effect: Is there an actual transition towards a less energy-intensive economy? Energy, Vol, 51, pp. 78-84.

  • G. Mavromati, K. Bithas, 2013. Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development in Aquatic Ecosystems. From Concepts to Policies. Sustainable Development , Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 60-72

  • Mavrommati, G., Bithas, K., Panayiotidis, P. 2013 Operationalizing sustainability in urban coastal systems: A system dynamics analysis. Water Research, 47 (20), pp. 7235-7250.

  • Kalimeris, P., Richardson, C., Bithas, K. (2014) A meta-analysis investigation of the direction of the energy-GDP causal relationship: Implications for the growth-degrowth dialogue. Journal of Cleaner Production, 67, pp. 1-13.