Christodoulos Bellas is a first class honours graduate in Economics from the University of Athens. He did his M.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and awarded his PhD degree from Queen Mary College, University of London. His thesis title is “The trade-off between economic growth and rural welfare. A retrospective social-cost benefit analysis of irrigation projects in Greece”. His research interests include development economics, theoretical and applied welfare economics, economics of migration and gender, environmental economics, and the morphology of the Greece corporate and household sectors. His publications comprise two books on the trends of the corporate sector in Greece, refereed articles on environmental economics, and nationwide sampling surveys on developments in the Greek corporate and household sectors. He has been in charge of 20 research projects undertaken by the University of the Aegean. The latest is a multi-disciplinary project on domestic labour of non-EU migrant workers and is jointly financed by the European Integration Fund and the Greek government.