Theory lectures will take place in the Economics Building in the School of Social Sciences (see map), Room A2-3 in the ground floor of the building. Room A2-3 is a small well equipped auditorium that can accomodate up to 45 students. Wifi connection is available in both Room A2-3 and in the lounge outside. Instruction on how to connect will be given to you when you arrive at the Student Halls. Eduroam users can login with their institutional credentials.


Computer practicums will take place in the computer lab of the Department of Economics which is located next to the Economics Building on the way to Student’s Halls and University Restaurant. Computers in the lab have permanent internet connection. The computer lab will be available only during the tutorials hours. Students who wish to work individually have to bring their own laptop. Wifi connection is available in Student Halls. Instructions and credentials to login in the Campus Wifi connection will be given to students upon arrival. Eduroam credentials are also valid.

The ASSEE Organizing Committee has arranged for accommodation that is included in the registration fees.

Accomodation Student halls
Facilities Shared kitchen with fridge
Address University Campus, Gallos
Rethymno, GR 741 00
Telephone +30 28310 77102
FAX +30 28310 77103
Useful Map Map
Overview Photos

Accommodation in the Student Halls includes standard air-conditioned bedrooms with individual bathrooms and a single bed. All residences are located on central campus (see map) in close proximity to lecture room and computer labs. All en suite bedrooms are equipped with:

  • Towels
  • Toilletries
  • Fridge and small kitchen
  • Anti-mosquito device
  • Working desk
  • WiFi access (access code can be obtained on arrival. Eduroam connection is available using your institutional credentials)

Accessible bedrooms are also available upon request. To ensure that you have the opportunity to network with all the ASSEE students, all residences have social areas with communal kitchen. Other socializing areas are available around the campus. Should you wish to extend your stay with us before or after the Summer School we can make arrangements for you (please contact ASSEE secretary). However, due to University of Crete regulations we cannot extend your stay more than two days before and after summer school period.

Venue for Breakfast

Breakfast (also included in the registration fees) will take place at the University Restaurant in the VIP lounge (see map) between 08:00 and 09:00 from Monday to Saturday.


Further Important Information

Those participants wishing to arrange for a taxi to the airport or wishing to stay in Crete some extra nights beyond the completion of the summer school can contact the travel agency CRETAN CONNECTION to arrange for that.

Creta Connection Travel Agency
Varda Kallergi, 15
74 100 Rethymno, Crete – GREECE
phone: (+30) 2831 0 54258, 50258, 24977
fax: (+30) 2831 0 25663

Campus Map

Rethymno Town map


Student Halls








During the summer school a number of facilities will be available:

  • Access to the University Library,
  • wireless connection,
  • video projector, connected to a laptop pc,
  • overhead projector for transparencies,
  • slides projector,
  • laser printing.

G. EmvalomatisAssociate Prof. Gregory Emvalomatis - ASSEE Academic Director

Dept of Economics, University of Crete

He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Crete. Prior to joining the University of Crete in 2021, he held academic posts at the University of Dundee (Lecturer and Senior Lecturer) and Wageningen University (Assistant Professor) and served as the PhD Director of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics and as the Head of the Economic Studies Division at the University of Dundee. His research concentrates on topics in applied microeconomics, especially, efficiency and productivity analysis, with applications mostly in agricultural economics. All his research projects include an econometric component and, increasingly over the years, employ Bayesian methods. Gregory has taught courses in applied statistics, intermediate and advanced econometrics, microeconomics and business economics/quantitative methods, as well as a series of summer schools on Bayesian econometrics and efficiency and productivity analysis.


M. TsagrisAssistant Prof. Michail Tsagris - ASSEE Managing Director

Dept of Economics, University of Crete

He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Crete (UoC) and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. Prior to these he worked as a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics (UoC), as a Research Associate at the Department of Computer Science (UoC), as an Assistant Professor at the American University of the Middle East (Kuwait) and as a Research Associate at the School of Mathematical Sciences of the University of Nottingham. He received his BSc and MSc in statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and his PhD in statistics from the University of Nottingham. Michail has published more than 40 papers in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters and has developed 10 R packages. His current research interests include computational statistics, compositional and directional data analysis, applied econometrics, Bayesian network learning algorithms and variable selection algorithms.


V. TzouvelekasProf. Vangelis Tzouvelekas - ASSEE Committee

Dept of Economics, University of Crete

He is Professor of Microeconomic Theory and Policy at the Department of Economics, University of Crete. He has a B.Sc. in Economics from University of Pireaus and a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy from University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His research experience includes production economics and duality theory, applied microeconometrics and economics of innovations. He has also participated in several international and National research projects and he has published his work in relevant academic outlets including European Economic Review, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Journal of Productivity Analysis among others. He has held visiting positions at the University of Cyprus, Warwick Business School and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (at Chania).


M. GeniusAssociate Prof. Margarita Genius - ASSEE Committee

Dept of Economics, University of Crete

She is Associate Professor of Applied Econometrics at the Department of Economics, University of Crete. She got her B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Barcelona and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She has held an Assistant Professor position at the Department of Economics, University of Michigan. Her research experience is applied econometrics in the areas of environmental economics, production economics and natural resources. She has participated in several National and European projects and her research has been published in academic journals such as Economics Letters, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics and Resource and Energy Economics.


K. ChatzimichaelAssistant Prof. Konstantinos Chatzimichael - ASSEE KAM Manager

Dept of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens

He is currently an Αssistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Agricultural University of Athens. Since 2010, he holds a PhD in Εconomics from the Department of Economics at the University of Crete. During the period 2012-19, he worked as Special Scientist in the Department of Commerce, Finance, and Shipping at the Cyprus University of Technology. During 2006-07, he was an exchange visitor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Penn State University, USA. His research interests cover the fields of Applied Microeconomics, Production Economics, Economics of Productivity and Innovation, and Panel Data Econometrics with emphasis on the agricultural sector. His research has been published in international peer-reviewed academic journals. He has participated in many international conferences and several research projects funded from European Union and National Resources.


J. KafkalasDr Iosif Kafkalas - ASSEE Secretary

Dept of Economics, University of Crete

He has a B.Sc. in Economics from University of Crete, M.Sc. in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business and a PhD in Economics and Decision Analysis from University of Crete in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at University of Maryland. His research experience includes Applied Microeconomics, Data Envelopment Analysis and applications in Business and Tourism. He has participated in several international research projects and holds visiting positions at Business Colleges in Cyprus and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute at Chania.






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For more information please contact our ASSEE Secretary or directly:

Tel: +30 2831 0 24977, 54258
Fax: +30 2831 0 25663


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