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Michail Fragkias

  • Ph.D
  • Assistant Professor
  • Boise State University
  • 9PublicationsNumber of items in Michail's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers


I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Boise State University. I visited the same department between 2012-14. Between 2006 and 2012, I was the Executive Officer of the International Human Dimensions Programme's (IHDP) core project on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC), based at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A. My interests focus on urban land use change modeling and its policy relevance, the evolution of urban landscape patterns and the interaction of urban spatial structure with the environment. I have employed (spatial) statistical analysis, simulations and geographical information systems (GIS) to study the significance of social, economic and political drivers of urban land use change in China and the US. I completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the National University of Athens in Greece and my MA and Ph.D. in Economics (with a focus on spatial and environmental issues) at Clark University in Massachusetts, U.S.A in 2004. From 2003 to 2006 I was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Recent publications

  • Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Opportunities and Constraints, World Bank.

    • Heinrichs D
    • Aggarwal R
    • Barton J
    • et al.
  • The New Geography of Contemporary Urbanization and the Environment

    • Seto K
    • Sánchez-Rodríguez R
    • Fragkias M
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Boise State University

August 2014 - Present

Visiting Associate Professor

Boise State University

August 2012 - August 2014(2 years)

Executive Officer, UGEC project

Arizona State University

November 2006 - August 2012(6 years)

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University

September 2003 - September 2006(3 years)


Ph.D in Economics

Clark University

August 1999 - February 2004(5 years)

Ptychion in Economic Sciences

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

September 1994 - June 1999(5 years)

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