Constantinos Liarikos (b. 1975) is a trained economist with postgraduate studies in Development (LSE) and Environmental Management (CIHEAM-MAICh). He has worked in the private sector, in education and as a free-lance consultant. Since 2000 he has collaborated with a number of academic and research institutions, including the University of Lecce, the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos, the National Centre for Social Research, the University of the Aegean, the Agricultural University of Athens and the Harokopion University of Athens. In the latter two he is also an occasional lecturer.