Vasilis Zervos (DPhil) was born in Greece in 1970 and has held positions in academia in the areas of Economics and Business at the University of York from 1996 to 1999 and Nottingham University Business School from 1999 to 2007.
He currently leads the ‘Business and Management’ & ‘Policy Economics and Law’ areas of the postgraduate programs at the International Space University occupying the policy and economics faculty post. He is an associate member of the University of Strasbourg, Economics Department.
His teaching and research areas focus on the economics of the space sector, and aerospace and defence sectors, as well as economics of innovation and foreign direct investment. More specifically, his academic and institutional involvement concentrate on space industry industrial economics analysis, space agency procurement, with his teaching expanding across a wide spectrum of themes including micro and macro-economics, trans-national enterprises and various business and economics modules. Through time, he has supervised numerous MBA, MSc and MA dissertations in various business and economics topics, while leading the designing and implementation of the first Executive MBA in space and contributed to various quality control and accreditation committees for higher education in Greece.
He is frequently invited for seminal talks and lectures on space and defence-related themes in academic and institutional venues around the world.