Dr Georgios Efthyvoulou

BA, MSc, PhD

Department of Economics

Senior Lecturer in Economics

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Dr Georgios Efthyvoulou
Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Georgios graduated from the University of Cyprus in 2003 and holds an MSc in Economics from University College London (2005) and a PhD in Economics from Birkbeck University of London (2010).
After completing his PhD, he was appointed to a two-year research fellowship at the University of Birmingham, where he worked on a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission. 

Georgios joined the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in September 2012, and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in January 2021. He is a Research Fellow of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

Georgios will be on study leave from February to July 2022.

Research interests

Georgios’ research interests lie in two areas: (i) political economy, particularly how elections, ideological preferences, and political institutions shape political behaviour and policy choices; and, (ii) international business and banking, focusing on the interplay between firms’ sources of finance, ownership structure, internationalization activities and performance.

His current research explores the political and social determinants of (international and internal) migration and the relationship between terrorism, public attitudes and voting behaviour.

For details of Georgios’ latest research, please visit his personal website.

Georgios is interested in supervising PhD students doing applied empirical work in a range of fields, especially political economy.


Journal articles


Georgios has recently received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (2021-2023) to undertake a new research project entitled "The effect of terrorism on public attitudes and individual well-being in Great Britain". The research aims to deliver novel evidence of the effects of terrorism on public attitudes and individual well-being in Great Britain over the last 30 years, and help the UK government develop appropriate strategies to mitigate its negative consequences.

Teaching activities

Georgios previously taught Applied Macroeconometrics and Business Finance to postgraduate students and Political Economy to 3rd year undergraduate students. 

His approach to teaching is to present course material in ways that challenge and motivate student learning, and encourage the development of creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. He also tries to incorporate examples of the latest economics research into the course content, which can make the subject lively and up-to-date and help the students understand how knowledge can be generated through research.