Research Reports

Koundouri, P., et al., 2022. Financing the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 and the European Green Deal. 2nd Report of the SDSN Senior Working Group on the European Green Deal. Available:

Sachs, J., Koundouri, P., et al., 2021. Transformations for the Joint Implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the European Green Deal – A Green and Digital, Job-Based and Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Report of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Available:

Statement of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force on Green Recovery (March 2021). “Transforming Recovery into a Green Future“Available:

The Lancet COVID-19 Commissioners, Task Force Chairs and Members, and Commission Secretariat (2021). “Enhancing Global Cooperation to End the COVID-19 Pandemic” STATEMENT OF THE LANCET COVID-19 COMMISSION the Second Statement at:

Alamanos, A., Pliakou, T., Tritopoulou E., Koundouri, P., Papadaki, L., 2021 Initial Report on Water Resources Management and the situation of the Water District of Thessaly (Project: Water For Tomorrow|  Athenian Brewery) here

(2021) Expert to the rapporteurs for the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on New EC Climate Adaptation Strategy (2021)

Opinion | NAT/815 New EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change. Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment. Rapporteur: Dimitris DIMITRIADIS, Co-rapporteur: Kęstutis KUPŠYS, Expert for the rapporteur Phoebe KOUNDOURI. (02/2021). Available here

The Lancet COVID-19 Commissioners, Task Force Chairs, and Commission Secretariat (2020). Lancet COVID-19 Commission Statement on the occasion of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Commission Statement, The Lancet. Available at:

ΕΚΘΕΣΗ: «Σχέδιο Ανάπτυξης για την Ελληνική Οικονομία»  14/11/2020. Επιτροπή:  Χριστόφορος Πισσαρίδης, Πρόεδρος; Καθηγητής, London School of Economics και Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου; Βραβείο Nobel Οικονομικών 2010, Δημήτρης Βαγιανός Καθηγητής, London School of Economics, Νίκος Βέττας, Αναπληρωτής Πρόεδρος;Καθηγητής, Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών;Γενικός Διευθυντής, Ίδρυμα Οικονομικών και Βιομηχανικών Ερευνών, Κώστας Μεγήρ Καθηγητής, Yale University. Στη συγγραφή της Έκθεσης συμμετείχε η Φοίβη Κουντούρη,  Καθηγήτρια, Οικονομικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών. (Pissarides Report: “Strategic directions of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan”)

Phoebe Koundouri (contributing author). Magand, C., Alves, M. H., Calleja, E., Datry, T., Dörflinger, G., England, J., Gallart, F., Gómez, R., Jorda-Capdevila, D., Marti, E., Munne, A., Pastor, V. A., Stubbington, R., Tziortzis, I. and Von Schiller, D. , 2020, Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: What water managers need to know, Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams (SMIRES), Technical report – Cost ACTION CA 15113. 5281/zenodo.3888474. Available:

European Union, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Expert for the Opinion: “Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy and challenges in financing climate change adaptation (NAT/778)”, 2020.

European Climate Pact. Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment Rapporteur: Dimitris Dimitriadis (EL-I), Co-rapporteur: Peter Schmidt (DE-II), Expert: Prof. Dr. Phoebe Koundouri. | NAT/785  (07/2020).

Sebastian, T., Lendering, K., van Loon-Steensma, J., Paprotny, D., Bellamy, R., Willems, P., van Loenhout, J., Colaço, C., Dias, S., Nunes, L., Rego, F., Koundouri, P., Xepapadeas, P., Vassilopoulos, A., Wiktor, P., & Wysocka-Golec, J. (2017). A Testing and Implementation Framework (TIF) for Climate Adaptation Innovations: Initial Version of the TIF – Deliverable 5.1. Delft University of Technology. Available here

OECD (2016), Improving Economic Instruments for Water Resources Management in the Republic of Buryatia (Lake Baikal Basin), OECD Publishing, Paris. Pages 140. ISBN: 9789264266452 (PDF) ;9789264266292(print) DOI:

MERMAID Project Consortium 2012: Report on Inventory, legislation and policies on Marine Strategy Framework Directive.—PU/

MERMAID Project Consortium 2014: Report on Stakeholder views on Marine Strategy Framework Directive.—PU/

MERMAID Project Consortim 2013: Report on Site specific conditions: the Marine Strategy Framework Directive implemented on North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean—PU/

MERMAID Project Consortium 2014: Report on Site specific impact of policies: identification, impact and selection of planning and design options in study sites with implication for policies and regulations, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. 

GLOBAQUA Project Consortium 2014: Report on the development of an integrated methodology for the sustainable environmental and socioeconomic management of freshwater ecosystem services

GLOBAQUA Project Consortium 2014: Report on the Assessment of the importance of freshwater ecosystem services to the economy and socio-economic development of the GARBs under the status quo

World Water Council Project, Water Energy Nexus, Phoebe Koundouri, Osiel Davila and Ban Groom, 2014:

  • Report on Water and Green Growth: Australia
  • Report on Water and Green Growth: Egypt
  • Report on Water and Green Growth: China

World Bank Report, Phoebe Koundouri, 2015: Recommendation for the Social Discount Rate for Economic Costs Benefit Analysis of Government Projects.

Report to the Government of Jordan, Phoebe Koundouri, Nikos Kourogenis, Chrysoula Karadima, 2014: Report on Social Costs Benefit Analysis for Water Management options in the Kingdom of Jordan.

European Office of Cyprys Newsletter, Issue 81, January 2014. Refrence to P.Koundouri”s work on OpenAIRE Sustainability Plan: Technical Specifications of the Tender for Sustainability Model and Business Plan for the Infrastructure and Organisation of OpenAIRE. European Comission, DG Research. Coordinator: Phoebe Koundouri, AUEB-RC (RESEES)

Pulido Velazquez, J. Sauer, P Kondouri, A. Allan, B. Klove. The Economics of Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems: Results from GENESIS European Project. European Association and Environmental Economists Newsletter, June, 2013.

Koundouri, P. Multi-purpose Offshore Platforms in Greece. Athens University of Economics and Business, Energy and Sustainability Club Newsletter, Oct. 2013

Roseta Palma, C., and Koundouri, P. Environmental and Resource Economics. Energy and Environmental Management Magazine, Ten Alps Publishing. Forthcoming Winter Issue.

Working Group on Economic and Social Assessment. European Commission. Economic and Social Analysis for the Initial Assessment for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: A Guidance Document. December 2010.

Koundouri, P., and Remoundou, K., 2011. Economic Valuation of the effects of Climate Change on Greek Fisheries and Aquaculture and Adaptation Measures. Included in the Bank of Greece Report on Climate Change

Foster, S., Kemper, K., Tuinhof, A., Koundouri, P., Nanni, N., Garduño, H., 2002-2006. World Bank, GW.MATE Briefing Notes Series. Sustainable Groundwater Management Concepts and Tools: Natural Groundwater Quality Hazards: avoiding problems and formulating mitigation strategies:

Foster, S., Koundouri, P., Tuinhof, A., Kemper, K., Nanni, N., Garduño, H., 2002-2006. World Bank, GW.MATE Briefing Notes Series. Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems: the challenge of balanced assessment and adequate conservation:

Garduño, H., Foster, S., Nanni, N., Kemper, K., Tuinhof, A., Koundouri, P. 2002-2006. World Bank, GW.MATE Briefing Notes Series. Groundwater Dimensions of National Water Resource and River Basin Planning: promoting an integrated strategy:

Koundouri, P., 2006. The impact of REACH on the environment and human health Report to DG Environment, European Commission, EN.C.3/SER/2004/0042r, August, 2005-2006 (with Finn Pedersen, Lise Samsoe-Petersen, Kim Gustavson, Lena Hoglund, David Pearce).

Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in South and East Asian Countries: Towards a More Effective Operational Response, April 2005

Koundouri, P, 2003.The Social Cost of Chemicals: An Economic Evaluation of the EU Chemicals Directive.(with David Pearce)

Koundouri, P., 2002. A Social Time Preference Rate for Use in Long-term Discounting. Report to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (with Ben Groom, Cameron Hepburn, David Pearce, Robin Smale).

Included in HM Treasury, 2003. The Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government. Treasury Guidance. Available at HM Treasury (London) and here .
Proceedings of the UK Parliament, House of Commons, Select Committee on Environmental Audit. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 16 July 2003. Downloadable from here

Koundouri, P., 2002. European Water Management between Regulation and Competition: The case of Ireland. Report to EU DGXII, 5th Framework Program “Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development” (with Katerina Mantzou and Marianna Mousoulides).

Koundouri, P., 2000. Integrated Water Management in Cyprus: Institutional and Economic Foundations. Research Report prepared for the European Commission (with Ben Groom and Timothy Swanson). Published as: Groom, B., Koundouri, P., and Swanson, P., 2001. “Integrated Water Management in Cyprus: Economic and Institutional Foundations”. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.



Koundouri, P. 2003. The significance of subsidized electric energy tariffs on the behavior of groundwater users for agriculture in India in general and in Rajasthan. Report to the World Bank, Groundwater Management Advisory Team (GW•MATE). (Available upon request from World Bank Head-Quarters, Washington DC).

Koundouri, P., 2003. Re-structuring Water Tariffication in Rural Bangladesh. Report to the World Bank, East Asia Water and Sanitation Program. (Available upon request from World Bank Head-Quarters, Washington DC).

Koundouri, P., 2002. Sustainable Management of the South East Kalahari Aquifer System: Background Discussion, Management Options and Policy Recommendations. Report to the Department of Water Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture Water and Rural Development, Government of the Republic of Namibia (with Ben Groom and James Macgregor).

Koundouri, P., 2001. The fairness of the finance of the Greek health system. Research Report prepared for WHO (with Ben Groom).

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