Dr Dimitrios Varvarigos

Associate Professor in EconomicsDimitrios Varvarigos

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2184
  • Email: dv33@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.05, Mallard House, Brookfield
  • Office hours: Tuesday 9:30am - 11:30am (or email me for an appointment)

Personal details

  • My CV, updated March 2021


  • EC3061: Development Economics
  • EC3001: Advanced Macroeconomics

Administrative responsibilities

Programme Lead (Economics Undergraduate)


My main research interests lie in the following areas:

  • Growth theory
  • Cultural and social aspects in economic development
  • Demographic change

Recent publications

Varvarigos, D. (2021). “Upstream intergenerational transfers in economic development: The role of family ties and their cultural transmission,” Journal of Mathematical Economics (forthcoming).

Varvarigos, D. (2020). “Cultural transmission, education-promoting attitudes, and economic development,” Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 37, 173-194.

Ohinata, A., and Varvarigos, D. (2020). “Demographic transition and fertility rebound in economic development,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 122, 1640-1670.

Varvarigos, D., and Xin, G. (2020). “Social distance and economic development,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 24, 860-881.

Kontogiannis, N., Litina, A., and Varvarigos, D. (2019). “Occupation-induced status, social norms, and economic growth,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 163, 348-360.

Varvarigos, D. (2017). “Cultural norms, the persistence of tax evasion, and economic growth,” Economic Theory, Vol. 63, 961‐995.

See my CV for a complete list of publications.

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