Kostas Karantininis

Kostas Karantininis
Centre Fellow in International Co-operatives

Professor of Business Administration
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala, Sweden

Van Vliet Chair Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
51 Campus Drive, 3E64
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon  SK  S7N 5B8
Phone: (306) 966–4026
Email: k.karanti@usask.ca


  • PhD, University of Saskatchewan
  • BA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The Centre is thrilled to introduce our newest Fellow, Kostas Karantininis, who is professor of business administration at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and currently serving as the Van Vliet Chair Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. Previous to his appointment in Sweden, Kostas was a professor at the University of Copenhagen and also guest faculty at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece, and the University of Perugia in Italy.

 Kostas has research interests in the economic organisation of agribusiness and value chains in western and developing countries, with additional expertise in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, co-operatives, policy, and new institutional economics. He is currently involved in projects addressing the organisation and governance of value chains and co-operatives in Canada, Sweden, Africa, Greece, and the European Union.

 Kostas teaches courses on agribusiness, microeconomic theory, new institutional economics, and co-operatives, and has supervised graduate students in Sweden, Denmark, Africa, and Eastern Europe. His most recent book is A New Paradigm for Greek Agriculture (McMillan-Palgrave, 2017). He has also published widely in professional journals, including the Journal of Econometrics, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE), and the European Review of Agricultural Economics (EREA). In addition, he served as associate editor at the AJAE, the ERAE, and the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization.

 Kostas’s research interests and teaching are a perfect fit for the Centre’s work in governance, policy, and agribusiness. He already has a longstanding relationship with the Centre, having been one of Murray Fulton’s first graduate students, and we are delighted to welcome him as a new Fellow.