Paschalis A. Arvanitidis (MEng, MLE, PhD) is Associate Professor of Institutional Economics at the Department of Economics (University of Thessaly) and visiting professor at the Hellenic Open University. He is an engineer (from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) with postgraduate and doctoral studies in urban economics and property markets (from the University of Aberdeen, UK). His specialization is on institutional economics, urban economics, urban development and real estate markets. His current recent research interests include institutional economics with emphasis on development issues, analysis of the commons, spatial distribution of immigrants, economic philosophy and methodology, regional and urban development and real estate. He holds membership in seven professional organizations and over the last years he has participated in many EU and Greek funded research projects. Paschalis Arvanitidis is the author of a research monograph publish by Routledge, titled The Economics of Urban Property Markets: An Institutional Economics Analysis, co-author of two other books and he has published a number of research papers in collective volumes and peer reviewed journals, such as Public Choice, Cities, Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, Journal of Economic Studies, Contributions to Political Economy and Bulletin of Political Economy.