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Lois Labrianidis

Secretary-general for strategic and private investments
Ministry of Economy and Development, Greece
Lois Labrianidis is secretary general for strategic and private investments Greek Ministry of Economy, Development & Tourism and professor in the department of Economics, university of Macedonia, Greece and head of the Regional Development and Planning Research Unit. 
He is an economic geographer (BA-Aristotelian university of Thessaloniki, MA -Sussex, Ph.D. -LSE) and has done research and published on topics such as industrial location, the spatial aspects of subcontracting, the economic implications of educational infrastructure on their locality, development of rural areas, rural entrepreneurship, delocalization of economic activities, international migration. 
His scholarly publications include 12 books: (1993) Provincial universities in Greece (in Greek);  (2001) Albanian immigrants in Thessaloniki (co-authored) (in Greek);  (2001) Economic geography (in Greek);  (2004) (editor) The future of Europe’s Rural Periphery; (2008) (editor) The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production in Labour Intensive Industries;  (2008) (co-editor) Cities on the Verge: Thessaloniki in a Process of Chang (in Greek).  (2011) Investing in leaving: The Greek case of international migration of professionals (in Greek) and (2016) (co-editor) Spatial Development and Human capabilities (in Greek).

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