Kyriacos Aristotelous

Kyriacos Aristotelous



Roush Hall 405

Department of Business, Accounting, & Economics

Kyriacos Aristotelous received a B.S. from Iowa State University in 1986, an M.A. from the University of Delaware in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Economics from The Ohio State University in 1993. While at Ohio State, he received the “Undergraduate Economic Society Excellence in Economic Instruction Award” and the “University Graduate Associate Teaching Award.” From 1995 to 1997, Aristotelous taught at the European University of Cyprus and served as a research fellow at its Applied Research Center. He is currently a professor of economics teaching undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, econometrics, economic development, and international economics and a graduate course in managerial economics. He received the “2014-2015 Otterbein’s Exemplary Teaching Award.” Aristotelous’ research interests lie in the areas of applied macroeconomics, international economics, economic development, and environmental economics.


  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1986
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 1988
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Applied macroeconomics
  • International economics
  • Economic development
  • Environmental economics.


  • “A Re-examination of the Empirical Relationship between Economic Growth and Air Pollution,” International Journal of Ecology & Development, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2017, 1-17
  • “Are There Differences Across Countries Regarding the Effect of Currency Unions on Trade? Evidence from the EMU,” Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44, No.1, March 2006, 17-27
  • "Exchange-Rate Volatility, Exchange-Rate Regime, and Trade Volume: Evidence from the UK-US Export Function (1889-1999)," Economics Letters 72, 2001, 87-94
  • "Has the European Monetary System Led to More Exports? Evidence from Four European Union Countries," Economics Letters 62, 1999, 357-363 (coauthored with Stilianos Fountas)
  • "An Empirical Analysis of Inward Foreign Direct Investment Flows in the European Union with Emphasis on the Market Enlargement Hypothesis," Journal of Common Market Studies 34(4), December 1996, 571-583 (coauthored with Stilianos Fountas)
  • Affiliations & Awards

  • Recipient of the 2015 Exemplary Teaching Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
  • Recipient of the 1992 University Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 1992
  • Recipient of the 1991 Edwin Smart Teaching Excellence Award, Undergraduate Economic Society, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 1991