Kostas Karantininis, was born in Trikala Imathia, Greece, where he farmed for several years. He obtained his bachelor of Law and Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and his MSC and PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, USA. Prior to joining the University of Copenhagen in 1997, and the SLU in 2007, he was with the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, and Panteion University, Greece. He is also affiliated faculty at MAICh, and serves at the Graduate Board of the University of Perugia, Italy. He has supervised numerous graduate MSC and PhD students, and has taught at Universities in The USA; Canada, Brazil, China, Africa, Spain, Greece. He has published and served at the editorial boards of international academic Journals. His main academic interest is the applied microeconomics, econometrics, and economic development. His research focuses on the economics of organizations and international agribusiness and cooperatives, with applications in the EU, Scandinavia, Greece, and Africa. His book “A new paradigm for Greek Agriculture” was published by Palgrave-MacMillan, 2017.

Topic: From lab to farm: The missing medium