Lois Labrianidis is a retired Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Macedonia. He is an economic geographer (BA – Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki 1977, MA – Sussex 1978, Ph.D. – LSE 1983), and coordinates the Regional Development and Policy Research Unit (RDRPU). He is the author of several articles and books including. (2021) (co-author) Brain drain in Greece. (2021) (co-author) Do we want development?? (2016) (co-editor) Spatial development and human capabilities. (2011) Investing in leaving: The Greek case of international migration of professionals. (2008) (co-editor) Thessaloniki in transition. (2008) (co-editor) The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production. (2004) (co-editor) The future of Europe’s rural peripheries. (2001) (co-author) Albanian immigrants in Thessaloniki. (2001) Economic Geography. (1993) Regional universities in Greece. His CV is available at https://labrianidis.gr In addition to his academic work during the period 2015-19 he served as Secretary General of Private Investment of the Ministry of Economy and Development.

Topic: What a "Medium-Long-Term Development Plan for Thessaly" should consider?