Costas Mavrides is a Cypriot politician, who since 2014, has been a Member of the European Parliament, representing Cyprus. He is a member of Democratic Party. He sits with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament. He was born in Kato Dikomo in 1962. He studied Economics at Rutgers University, and holds a PhD in Economics from Houston University. He worked as an academic from 1995 until 2004, and taught at universities in the USA, Greece and Cyprus.