Kostas Athanasakis, an economist specializing in health, is an Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment at the Department of Public Health Policies of the School of Public Health, University of West Attica.
His main subject in teaching and research, is the evaluation of health technology, the economic evaluation of interventions in health, pharmacoenomy and the policy of medicine. In addition to the above, his research interests also extend to the financing of health systems, the economic analysis of health markets and public finance. He is the author of over 250 articles and abstracts in international and national journals as well as 14 books, in the broader field of research in economics and health policy.
Kostas Athanasakis, an Economist by training (NKUA), is Assistant Professor in Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment at the Department of Public Health Policy of the University of West Attica (Greece).
His research and teaching efforts mainly focus on Health Technology Assessment, Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Interventions, the Economics of Pharmaceutical Markets, and Pharmaceutical Policy. Other areas of interest include Health Systems Financing, Sustainability and Resilience, the Economic Analysis of Healthcare Markets, and Public Finance. Kostas has authored/co-authored over 250 full text papers and abstracts as well as 14 books, in the field of health services research, economics and policy, during the last years.
Kostas is a Member of the National Vaccinations Committee of Greece, a Member of the Committee of Experts on Public Health, and a Member of the Committee of Experts on Covid-19 of the Greek National Commission for Bioethics and Technoethics. He has also served as Chairman of the 17th and the 18th Annual European Congress of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and as Advisor to the World Bank and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
Kostas currently holds the position of Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC), Cambridge University Press.