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Hello, my name is Michail Fragkias and here you can find information about my academic work…
(Καλησπέρα! Ονομάζομαι Μιχάλης Φραγκιάς και σε αυτή την ιστοσελίδα θα βρείτε πληροφορίες για την ακαδημαϊκή δουλειά μου…)

(Me and my data!)

In brief
I’m an applied economist (and, more widely, an interdisciplinary social scientist) working broadly on issues of urbanization, land use and the environment. I currently hold the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Boise State University‘s College of Business and Economics. I research issues of urbanization and sustainability, exploring overlapping areas of economic geography, urban/environmental economics, land change science, applied econometrics, institutional economics, and urban political economy.

I’ve published work in journals spanning several disciplines: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; Global Environmental Change; Urban Climate; PLoS ONE; PNAS; Remote Sensing; Landscape Ecology; and Environment and Planning B. I have served as a lead author in large assessment reports including the UN-CBD Cities and Biodiversity Outlook and the 3rd National Climate Assessment of the US Global Change Research Program (published in 2014). I’ve also been a Contributing Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.

Past work: Between November of 2006 and August of 2012, I served as the Executive Officer of the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) – an IHDP Core Project, hosted by the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. From September 2003 to September 2006, I was a Postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy (CESP), then housed at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. CESP is now part of the university’s Woods Institute for the Environment. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics (May 2004) from Clark University.

Social networks and Blogs
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If you can read Greek, check out my blogposts at The Reality Tape, Anamorfosi and Anamorfosi blog.

Research Output
Below is an indicative list of my publications and links to full-text articles. You can find aggregate statistics about my work in Google Scholar.













Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (published, forthcoming and in review)

Selected conference proceedings and other publications

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