Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Resource Economics

Ourania Papasozomenou, M.Sc.

PhD student







Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Department of Agricultural Economics
Division of Resource Economics
Philippstr. 13, Haus 12, Room: 1.11

D-10099 Berlin Germany






papasoou (at)

Research Interests



  • Institutional Economics; Self-governance and Multi-level Governance; Study of the Commons; Theories of Collective Action; Polycentricity; Game Theory
  • Qualitative and participatory (action) research, case study approaches and experimental economics
  • Water Governance in arid regions and the Mediterranean Basin in particular

Academic Career


Since 2011

Doctoral Researcher at the Division of Resource Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, at the Humboldt University of Berlin


Researcher for the project “Sharing Water and Environmental Values: Peace Construction Efforts in Cyprus” (funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya)


 Researcher for the project The Cypriot Natural Resources as a Common Space” project, held in Cyprus (funded by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), Nicosia centre)

6.09-11.09 Research Assistant in the Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig
08.08-02.09 Research Assistant in the Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig

Academic Background



Humboldt University of Berlin
M.Sc thesis on “Perceptions about common pool resources and their management: a qualitative study in Cyprus"
Award of degree: M.Sc.


University of the Aegean

Ptychio in Environmental Science



Other Activities



07.04 – 08.04

Internship at the Cypriot Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment

02.09 + 01.10

Workshop Organisation with locals on building collaborative strategies on natural resources in Cyprus.

02.09 + 01.10 Co-organised and conducted a series of policy experiments with stakeholders and students in Cyprus in 2009





PhD scholarship in the IPSWaT - International Postgraduate Studies in Water Technologies- Programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)


Student project on Dairy Sector in Ethiopia , co-funded by the Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)






Publications (pdf)