On Friday 18th of March, 2022, Professor Koundouri received the prize for the Best Applied Article published by the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
I want to thank the global Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis for the recognition of our work. The article develops and applies a method for monetizing the public benefits and costs of open science , and using them as a basis for a Business Model for a financially sustainable Open Access Science Infrastructure. The method can be applied for all Public Infrastructures and is extremely relevant for the efficient allocation of resources for the implementation of the European Green Deal and the SDGs.
Best Applied Article: Koundouri, P., Chatzistamoulou, N., Dávila, O., Giannouli, A., Kourogenis, N., Xepapadeas, A., & Xepapadeas, P. (2021). Open Access in Scientific Information: Sustainability Model and Business Plan for the Infrastructure and Organization of OpenAIRE. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 12(1), 170-198. https://doi.org/10.1017/bca.2020.26