Theo Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he co-ordinates the "Behaviour, Structure and Interventions" interdisciplinary research network.
He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick University where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and an Onassis Scholar. His work on economic inequality and crime has been recognised with various awards, such as the Sir Alec Cairncross Prize in Economics, the 1st Prize of the European Science Days Interdisciplinary Award, British Academy's Rising Star Award, and has been featured in the media and various symposia, such as his TEDx talk on "The Underground Economy". His work has been awarded grants for research, teaching, impact and engagement, and recently an ESRC-DFID grant for collaborative fieldwork in underdeveloped Indian schools (£700,000). As a Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy he has contributed to policy reports on pressing issues, such as inequality and Brexit. He has recently been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.
Theo Koutmeridis became an IZA Research Affiliate in May 2018.