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3rd TSEKOURAS Prize for Young Economists, 2019

The 3rd Tsekouras Prize for Young Economists was announced in 2020. The Scientific committee was asked to nominate the best papers among the 25 presented papers at the 9th ASECU Youth International Conference and Summer School on the topic Enhancing and managing competitive economics and business environment: Challenges for the South and Eastern European countries and the Black Sea region


The Conference was organized by Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Faculty of Economics’ and it took place in September 2020, in Skopje. Republic of Macedonia.


According the decision of the Scientific committee of the Youth Conference, the nominated papers where the following:

The economics of new enterprises, the number of businesses and economic growth across the EU during 2008-2017, by Konstantinos BAKRI,Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

State Regulation of Platform Companies in China and Russia, by Milena BALANOVA, Rostov State University of Economics, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 Lockdown in the Major Services Sectors: An overview for Selected SEE Countries, by Nikolay BOSHNAKOV, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria,

Kurt Lewin’s change management model implemented in textile industry in North Macedonia, by Ivana KAFTANDZIEVA, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

The Evolution of Southeastern European Countries in-between Crises, by Ana-Maria PRICOP, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași, Iași, Romania

Reviewing the strategic role of the port of Thessaloniki for the economic development in South-Eastern Europe: A qualitative and quantitative research of the port of Thessaloniki and its impact on the growth of the region involved, by Miltiadis THEOFANIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Customs measures ensuring national security and supporting Russian economy during the world pandemic by Alena Zharov and Maria Bastrakova, Russian Customs Academy Lubertsy, Russian Federation


The authors of the papers were invited to present their papers at the 17th ASECU International Conference, on the topic "Post-COVID19 in SEE and Black Sea Region - Responses towards SDGs”organized by University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Belgrade, Serbia, on 13-14 September 2021.


Α tripartite committee appointed by the Board of ASECU, is asked to evaluate the papers and after their blind review the 3rd TSEKOURAS PRIZE FOR YOUNG ECONOMISTS, 2020 was awarded to the paper
THE ECONOMICS OF NEW ENTERPRISES THE NUMBER OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH ACROSS THE EU DURING 2008-2017 by Konstantinos BAKRI, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens. Greece
The President of the Board of ASECU, Prof. Grigoris Zarotiadis announced the prize to the awarded author and gave him the respective grant.

Last Update: 06/12/2022