E. V. Petracou's research while affiliated with University of the Aegean and other places

Publications (8)

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This paper contributes to the literature on decision making under multiple probability models by studying a class of variational preferences. These preferences are defined in terms of Fréchet mean utility functionals, which are based on the Wasserstein metric in the space of probability models. In order to produce a measure that is the “closest” to...
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In this paper, we provide a critical overview of the current migration policies of the EU as framed by the recent amendments of the EU migration policies since 2015. We highlight that the construction of the migration policy is a constitutive element of the spatial process of reorganization of territorial policies through the combination and diffus...
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We propose a two region economic model that may contribute towards the understanding of the relationship between economic and environmental factors as drivers of international migration. The model takes into account optimal emissions and consumption decisions for the two regions, as well as their effects on global temperature and production in each...
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In this paper, we discuss the controversy over the EU’s social policy goals and the vibrant debate about the means through which they are promoted. In particular we explore the “citizenship rights” and the “participatory governance” pillars of the EU’s “social exclusion” approach. The paper examines the Roma population in Greece; a de facto minorit...
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We present a selective review of migration and its connection with the economy, focusing on issues leading towards a modelling perspective. We introduce a class of models based on difference equations on directed graphs that may provide a quantitative and qualitative description of human migration and present some of their bioeconomic, mathematical...
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Introduction The Fundamental Framework A Brief Introduction to Theory of Choice Collective Choice Preferences Under Uncertainty Decisions Over Time The Problem of Aggregation Conclusion
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Introduction Best Replies and Nash Equilibria Mixed Strategies and Minimax Nash Equilibria and Conservative Strategies Zero-Sum Games and the Minimax Theorem Nash Equilibria for Mixed Strategies Cooperative Games Conclusion

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... If certain aversion-preferences are determined, then distorted versions of the respective barycenters are the optimal representations of the priors' set and under these the optimal actions of the decision maker are chosen. For more details on belief aggregation issues and some applications in policy selection, actuarial and financial applications please see [11] and [12]. ...
... Entzinger and Biezeveld [11] (p. 16) emphasized the importance of tertiary education level, as a potential for entirely inclusion within EU host society, and argued that "incorporation of immigrants into the labor market as well as a sufficient level of education constitute most important objectives for securing a successful integration". Providing programs by which migrants can acknowledge their educational and professional skills in order to be recognized and accepted in the host countries, thus receiving the most appropriate training for them, represents a fundamental step for migrants' labor market insertion, as a whole, but especially for conducting a favorable economic impact on destination economies. ...
... Also, political leaders and local chairmen carry out selective development works in their areas and left other areas without improvement like the construction of roads, embankment, etc. Besides political issues, social status and unemployment facilitated the migration from coastal areas to other developed cities, where Black et al. (2011), Islam and Hasan (2016), Petracou et al. (2017), and Warner et al. (2010) summarized that political and social issues have been acting as indirect drivers behind climate change-induced migration. ...
... They can also be well integrated in econometric models that monitor the evolution of economic sizes and quantities, e.g., wage levels etc., that are considered to be among the driving forces of migration. Furthermore, issues such as opposing legislation or cultural differences etc. can be included as categorical factors in the models (see e.g., Petracou et al. 2014). As these models are in general multifactor models, one can easilly include environmental aspects among the many factors shaping the decision to migrate or not, and try to assess the relative importance of these factors. ...
... Although this picture matches present-day reality, I take issue with their claim that today's segregation is simply an "ossification" of socialist urban patterns. This shortcoming brings me to the use of spatial concepts such as ghetto (see Sharkey 2013; Nightingale 2012), ethnic neighborhood (see Chorianopoulos, Tsetsiou, and Petracou 2014;Suditu and Vâlceanu 2013;Berescu, Petrović, and Teller 2013), or the "hyper" ghetto (see Berescu 2013Berescu , 2011Vincze 2018;Wacquant 2008Wacquant , 2007. ...