The Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) was established in 1959 as a research unit, under the title “Centre for Economic Research”, to methodically study the challenges faced by the Greek economy, encourage economic research in Greece, and further cooperation with other scientific institutions. In 1964, the Centre acquired its present name and organizational structure along with the additional charges of (a) preparing short, medium and long-term development plans (including plans for local and regional development, and public investments); (b) analyzing contemporary developments in the Greek economy, engaging in short and medium-term forecasts, and formulating proposals for development policies; (c) training young economists in the fields of planning and economic development. KEPE’s research focuses on macroeconomic analysis and forecasts, fiscal and monetary policies, human resources and social policies, sectoral and regional economic analyses and development policies. Since April 2019, KEPE acts as the National Productivity Board for Greece.
The contribution of ΚΕΠΕ to the «Intelligent Research Infrastructure for Shipping, Supply chain, Transport and Logistics (EN.I.R.I.S.S.T.)» project concerns the collection and processing of data for the development of information systems and tools for monitoring and improving/optimizing agri-logistics transport decisions, supply chains and networks of logistics centers, tourism and relevant value-added trade activities to support the sustainable tourism development, and energy products (emphasizing on renewable energy resources) in the maritime transport and supply chains.
Members of the Research Team