Dr Stella Tsani is a Senior Researcher at ICRE8 and the Head of the Department of Energy, Economic Policy and Regional Cooperation at ICRE8 and UN SDSN Greece. She holds a PhD in Economics and Business from the University of Reading, UK. She obtained her BSc degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistiran University of Athens, Greece and Exeter University, UK and her MA degree in Business and Management in Emerging Markets from the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests focus on resource economics, energy, development, political economy, macroeconomics and socio-economic analysis. She has led research in projects funded by the European Commission (FP7, Horizon 2020) and various Directorates (DGENV, DGENER), the World Bank, Revenue Watch Institute USA, etc. She has worked for the Centre for Euro Asian studies in the UK, Europrism in Cyprus, the Public Finance Monitoring Centre in Azerbaijan, the Bank of Greece etc.