Michael Polemis is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies was granted a scholarship from Foundation of Public Scholarships (I.K.Y). He has worked as a research assistant and later as a section head with the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research. During the period 2008-2011 he served as a teaching assistant at the Economics Department of the University of Piraeus in Greece. During the last ten years he served as a scientific expert-economist and head of unit at the Hellenic Competition Commission. His main areas of research are industrial organisation, competition policy and regulation, energy economics and applied economic policy. His papers have appeared in many distinguished scientific international journals such as the Economics Letters, International Business Review, Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, Applied Economics, Energy Policy, and Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade. He has participated in many scientific conferences in the field of industrial organisation and applied economic policy.