Konstantinos Melas, Ph.D.

Maritime Economist

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Konstantinos (Kostis) Melas, Ph.D. - Lecturer in Shipping and Finance at Metropolitan College (Greece)

Short Bio

Konstantinos Melas is a Programme leader of Business programmes at Metropolitan College (Thessaloniki, Greece) and a Post-doctoral researcher in Supply Chain Finance at the University of Western Macedonia (Kastoria, Greece). His research interests cover maritime economics, commodity markets, logistics and corporate finance. He has published his papers, in established refereed journals, such as, the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspective, Economies, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Commerce, Finance and Shipping from Cyprus University of Technology, a M.Sc. in International Accounting and Finance from City University, London and a B.Sc. in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Before joining the academia, he has worked in junior managerial positions in the shipping and the asset management sectors.

Peer reviewed Publications

01.

Covid-19 and the energy trade: Evidence from tanker trade routes

Co-authored with Nektarios Michail. The paper has been published in The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics.

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02.

Sentiment-Augmented Supply and Demand Equations for the Dry Bulk Shipping Market

Co-authored with Nektarios Michail. The paper has been published in Economies. 2021, 9(4), 171.

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03.

Container shipping trade and real GDP growth: A panel vector autoregressive approach

Co-authored with Nektarios Michail and Dimitris Batzilis . The paper has been published in Economics Bulletin. 2021. Vol. 41, Issue 2, p.304-315

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04.

Quantifying the relationship between seaborne trade and shipping freight rates: A Bayesian vector autoregressive approach

Co-authored with Nektarios Michail. The paper has been published in Maritime Transport Research, November 2020, 100001.

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05.

Shipping markets in turmoil: An analysis of the Covid-19 outbreak and its implications

Co-authored with Nektarios Michail. The paper has been published in Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Volume 7, September 2020, 100178.

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