Athanasios Petsakos

Dr. Athanasios Petsakos is an agricultural economist in the Performance, Innovation and Strategic Analysis for Impact (PISA) group, based at the Alliance headquarters in Rome. He specializes in economic optimization and equilibrium modeling. His research interests lie in integrated assessment methods for ex-ante and foresight analysis for understanding the interaction of biophysical and socioeconomic drivers, and their combined impact on food security at different scales.

Athanasios holds a master’s degree in environmental economics from AgroParisTech, France, and a PhD in Agriculture Economics from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Prior to joining the Alliance, he had worked at the French National Agricultural Research Institute (INRA) as a post-doctoral researcher, at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru as an agricultural economist coordinating foresight activities, and at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission where he acted as deputy leader of the Commission’s economic farm modeling team.