Christos Pargianas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
Kania School of Management
The University of Scranton
Email: christos.pargianas@scranton.edu 
Phone: +1 570 941 7176 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Economics (2011), Brown University, Providence, RI, USA 
  • M.A. in Economics (2006), Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
  • M.A. in Economics (2005), University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • B.A. in Economics (2002), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece 

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, The University of Scranton (2011-present)
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Brown University (2010-2011)

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, The University of Scranton (2011-present)
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Brown University (2010-2011)

Publications in Referee Conference Proceedings

  • Pargianas, C. 2014. Does Education affect the Minimum Wage? Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, West Long Branch, NJ, USA.
  • Pargianas, C. 2013. Innovation, Education, and the Social Contract. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, Bretton Woods, NH, USA. 

Presentations

  • 2015: Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 2015: Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, New York, NY, USA
  • 2015: University of Scranton, Faculty Research Seminar Series. Scranton, PA, USA
  • 2015: University of Scranton, KSOM Faculty Research Seminar, Scranton, PA, USA
  • 2014: Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, West Long Branch, NJ, USA
  • 2013: Annual Conference of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, Bretton Woods, NH, USA
  • 2013: Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL, USA
  • 2013: Annual Conference of the Midwest Economic Association, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2012: Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 2012: Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2012: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2012: University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece 
  • 2011: The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, USA
  • 2010: Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Papers Under Review

  • Pargianas, C. Education and the Minimum Wage in the United States. Submitted to Applied Economics Letters.

Field of Interest

  • Economic Growth
  • Economic Development
  • Political Economy
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics 

Teaching Experience

The University of Scranton

(average instructor rating per semester in brackets: 1=poor performance, 5=excellent performance)

  • Spring 2016 [4.89]: Principles of Macroeconomics (2 sections), Environment of International Business, Macroeconomic Module (MBA)
  • Fall 2015 [4.75]: Principles of Microeconomics, Current Economic Issues, Environment of International Business
  • Spring 2015 [4.82]: Principles of Macroeconomics, Current Economic Issues, Environment of International Business 
  • Fall 2014 [4.88]: Principles of Microeconomics, Current Economic Issues, Environment of International Business
  • Spring 2014 [4.88]: Current Economic Issues, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics (2 sections)
  • Fall 2013 [4.88]: Principles of Microeconomics (3 sections)
  • Spring 2013 [4.74]: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sections), Intermediate Macroeconomics      Fall 2012 [4.80]: Principles of Microeconomics (4 sections)
  • Spring 2012 [4.84]: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sections)
  • Fall 2011 [4.08]: Principles of Microeconomics (3 sections)

 

Brown University

  • Fall 2010: Intermediate Macroeconomics  Summer 2010: Intermediate Microeconomics 

Teaching Assistant (Brown University, 2005-2010): Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Intermediate Microeconomics, Economic Theory of Firms