Aspasia Tsaoussis


*     Recently published work

*     Forthcoming work

*     Work-in-progress



Recently Published Work

1. The Greek Divorce Law Reform of 1983 and Its Impact on Homemakers: A Social and Economic Analysis (1st edition, Ann Arbor, MI: Bell and Howell 2000, 2nd revised edition, Athens-Komotini: Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers 2003).

2. “Abortion Rights in the United States: Commemorating Thirty Years After Roe v. Wade”, in Revue Hellenique des Droits de l’Homme 28: 1107-1172 (2006) [in Greek]

3. “Law and Environment: An Economic Approach ”, Dikaio kai Perivallon [Law & Environment] 9: 408-423 (2005) [in Greek]

4. “Protecting Homemakers’ Marriage-Specific Investments under No-Fault Divorce: A Model for Restructuring Alimony in Civil-Law Countries”, American Law & Economics Review 6: 217-247 (2004).

5. “Strengthening the Ties that Bind: Proposals for a Child-Centered European Divorce Law”, in Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe, edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2003), pp. 271-299.

6. “The Pension Rights of Divorced Women in Greece: Revisiting Law 1329/83”, Review of Social Security Law 8: 561-577 (2002) [in Greek]

7. “Changes in Greek Marriage and Divorce Law: The Impact of the Family Law Reform of 1983”, in With This Ring: Divorce, Intimacy, and Cohabitation from a Multi-Cultural Perspective, edited by R. Robin Miller & Sandra Lee Browning (Stamford, CT: JAI Press, 2000), pp. 79-106.

8. “The Testaments of Manolis Varouchas: A Study of the Inheritance Law of Medieval Crete”, Talos 8: 196-294 (2000) [in Greek]

9. “Feminism and Law: Contemporary Schools of American Feminist Legal Thought”, Epistime kai Koinonia 1: 97-121 (1998) [in Greek]

10. “From Spontaneous Order to the Constitution of Liberty: Introduction to the Political Philosophy of Friedrich A. von Hayek”, Epikentra 69: 74-88 (1992) [co‑authored with Aristides N. Hatzis] [in Greek].

11. “Economic and Social Inequalities After Divorce: The Unintended Consequences of the Change in Legal Framework”, in Social Developments in Contemporary Greece: Employment, Education, Family, Deviance, edited by Laura Maratou-Alipranti (Athens: National Center for Social Research / Greek Sociological Association, 2005), pp. 355-392 [in Greek]

12. “The Life and Work of James S. Coleman”, Epistime kai Koinonia 4: 223-235 (2000) [in Greek]

13. “Robert Nozick: Reflections on Anarchy, State and Utopia”, Epistime kai Koinonia 8-9: 299-304 (2002) [in Greek]

14. Book Review, “Richard A. Posner, Law, Economics and Democracy”, Epistime kai Koinonia 10: 267-275 (2003) [in Greek]


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Forthcoming Work

1.     “The Economics of Family Law”, in Economic Analysis of Law: A European Perspective, edited by Aristides N. Hatzis (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2006) [forthcoming]

2.     Chicago School Sociology: The Postwar Years ”, in The Chicago School: The Origins of Social Research, edited by Nikolaos Tatsis and Maria Thanopoulou (Athens: Papazissis, 2006) [in Greek]

3.      “Law and Society Activities in Greece”, Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, edited by David S. Clark (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006)

4.     “Divorce and Separation”, Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives, edited by David S. Clark (Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006)

5.      “Family Law and Family Courts”, International Encyclopedia of Public Policy: Governance in a Global Age, edited by Phillip O’ Hara (London/New York: Routledge, 2006)

6.     James Coleman’s Foundations of Social Theory. I am currently translating and critically editing Coleman’s 3-volume magnum opus, in collaboration with Prof. Aristides Hatzis (Athens: Papazissis, 1st volume 2006, 2nd volume 2007, 3rd volume 2008).


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Work-in-Progress and Completed Papers


Ø “…Or for Worse’: Prenuptial Agreements and the Compensation Paradox in Divorce” (co-authored with Aristides N. Hatzis)

Ø “Female Entrepreneurship and Human Capital: The Role of Education in Enhancing Social Skills”

Ø “Women as Negotiators: The Declining Significance of Gender in Competitive Professions”

Ø “Decision Making in an Uncertain World: The Impact of Social Norms”



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