Dr. Dimitrios Reppas is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi (UAE). He previously served as a Lecturer of Applied Environmental and Natural Resource Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Manchester (UK). He received his Ph.D. (2012) and M.Sc. (2009) in Agricultural and Resource Economics (as a Fulbright scholar) from the University of Maryland, College Park (USA), and he also holds an M.Sc. from the Department of Economics, University College London-UCL (UK). He has an expertise in quantitative statistical analysis (Econometrics), as well as in mathematical economic modeling. His research interests cover a number of areas including decentralized market-based policies for achieving sustainable environmental outcomes; optimal use of renewable and non-renewable natural resources (i.e., optimal price and extraction paths for natural resources in a dynamic context); Game and Contract Theory for the stability of international agreements; and more recently, the potential of alternative/complementary currencies (such as mobile money) in achieving economic and social sustainability in marginalized economies . His most recent 5 publications have appeared in journals in the fields of Environmental Economics and Economic Policy. He is currently working on research projects with the Warwick Business School and with the Imperial College London Diabetes Center-Abu Dhabi. He is also a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.