Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris

Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris

Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris

Name: Dr. Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris
Position: Professor and Senator
Phone: 250-371-5732


Good company and fun with life.

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Taxation Policy and Design, Decisions under Uncertainty, Education of Economics, Scholarly Publishing.



Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy (Concordia University, Canada)

SOBE Faculty Council research award, June 2020
TRU Distinguished Service Award, April 2020
TRU Environmental Achievement Award, April 2014
TRU Chair Leadership Award, May 2014
Nominated for the 3M award, 2012, 2017
Master Teacher Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2012
Excellence in Research Award, Faculty Council of School of Business and Economics, 2011.
Nominated for the Distinguished Service Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2008
Teaching Excellence Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2007
Scholarly Activity Merit (Research) Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2007



Tsigaris, P., & Wood, J. (2019). The potential impacts of climate change on capital in the 21st century. Ecological Economics, 162, 74-86.

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Al-Khatib, A., Tsigaris, P. (2019) Spam emails in academia: issues and costs. Scientometrics

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Dobranszki, J., Tsigaris, P., Al-Khatib, A. (2019) Predatory and exploitative behaviour in academic publishing: An assessment. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.102071

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tsigaris, P. (2019) Issues with screening and diagnosis criteria to evaluate blacklists: An epidemiological approach. The Journal of Academic Librarianship doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.102070

Tsigaris, P., Teixeira da Silva, J.A. (2019) Moderation by ResearchGate related to comments on "predatory" publishing practices. Social Communication 19(1): doi: 10.2478/sc-2019-0001

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., and P. Tsigaris (2019) How hyped media and misleading editorials can influence impressions about Beall's lists of 'predatory' publications, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.

Tsigaris, P., & Teixeira da Silva, J. A. (2019). Did the Research Faculty at a Small Canadian Business School Publish in "Predatory" Venues? This Depends on the Publishing Blacklist. Publications, 7(2), 35.

Teixeira da Silva, J. A., Tsigaris, P., & Al-Khatib, A. (2019). Open Access Mega-Journals: Quality, Economics and Post-publication Peer Review Infrastructure. Publishing Research Quarterly, 1-18.

Tsigaris, P. (2019) Letter to the Editors, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 50(2), 139-142.

Teixeira da Silva, J. A., & Tsigaris, P. (2018). What Value Do Journal Whitelists and Blacklists Have in Academia?. The Journal of Academic Librarianship.

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Dobranszki, J., Al-Khatib, A., Tsigaris, P. (2018) Challenges facing the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) as a reliable source of open access publishing venues. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences. 55, 3

Teixeira da Silva, J. A., & Tsigaris, P. (2018). Academics must list all publications on their CV. KOME-An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry, 6(1), 94-99.

Hlouskova, J., Fortin, I., & Tsigaris, P. (2017). The consumption-investment decision of a prospect theory household: A two-period model. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 70, 74-89.

Hlouskova J. and P. Tsigaris, (2016), The role of the marginal rate of substitution of wealth for a loss averse investor, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 36 No. 4 Pages 2250-2260.

P. Tsigaris and J. Wood, (2016) A Simple Integrated Assessment Model to illustrate to undergraduate students the economics of climate change, International Review of Economics Education. Volume 23, Pages 65-81

Hlouskova, J, P. Tsigaris. A. Caplanova, and R. Sivak, (2015), A Behavioral Portfolio Approach to Multiple Job Holdings, Review of the Economics of the Household, doi:10.1007/s11150-015-9293-x

Hossain, B and P. Tsigaris, (2015), Students formation of grade expectations: Rational or Adaptive, Journal of International Business Education, Volume 10, 2015

Hlouskova, J, Mikocziova, J, R. Sivak, and P. Tsigaris, (2014), Capital Income Taxation and Risk Taking under Prospect Theory: The continuous distribution case, Czech Journal of Finance and Economics, 64(5), 374-391.

Employment History

Full Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2013 Onwards
Associate Professor of Economics, Thompson Rivers University, December 2006-2012
Assistant Professor of Economics, Thompson Rivers University, August 1999 December 2006
Full Time Lecturer, University College of the Cariboo, August 1993 August 1999
Part Time Lecturer, Concordia University, August 1983- August 1993

Courses Taught


Principles of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Topics in the Economics of Education, Topics in Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Economics, Cost Benefit Analysis, Global and Canadian Economic Issues, Issues in Public Finance, Economics of Taxation.


Canadian Financial Markets, International Macroeconomics and Finance, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, International Financial Markets.


Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Statistics for Business and Economics, Managerial Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomic theory.