Essays in Contemporary Economics
A Festschrift in Memory of A. D. Karayiannis
George C. Bitros • Nicholas C. Kyriazis
Our friend, colleague, trusted co-author and associate Anastasios D. Karayiannis, or Tassos as his friends called him, passed away in January 2012 and was buried in his beloved island of Aegina, where he was born, grew up and lived with his family. In the years leading to his death, almost every day we spent a lot of time discussing the big issues we researched and wrote about, and our discussions provided us with great comfort and intellectual stimulation. Contrary to the common saying that life is like a leaf in the wind and that death erases everything, Tassos sowed a lot of good seeds in his life, which, we are sure, bear sweet fruits for all the students he taught over the years and all those who read his papers in the various fields of economics that he enriched.