Professor Nicholas Baltas was born in Kastania of Evritania. He is Professor of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is graduate from the Athens School of Economics and Business Science and holds postgraduate degrees (M.Soc.Sc. and Ph.D) in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK).
He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Center of Greek Public Enterprises and Organisations (2005- ). He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Railways (2004-2007), Head of the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business (1999 - 2003) and President of the Hellenic University Association for European Studies (1999-2000 και 2002 - 2003). He was Senior Economist of the Research and Planning Division of the Agricultural Bank of Greece (1976-1986) and Lecturer in Econometrics of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
He holds the Jean Monnet Chair: EU - Institutions and Economic Policy and has obtained British Council and Fulbright scholarships.
Each year he is invited by the Swedish Academy of Science to propose candidates for the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. He was Member of the Scientific Board of the National Centre of Social Research as well as Visiting Fellow of Oxford University, Queen Elisabeth House and Visiting Professor of the University of Montpellier I. He is Member of several scientific boards.
He has participated as speaker, chairman or reviewer in over 100 scientific conferences. He was Member of the Independent Committee of Experts for the 2002 Monitoring Report in Non-Nuclear Energy (European Commission, DG RTD and DG TREN) and Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of Experts for the Working Report on "Viable Agriculture in a Developed Countryside: Ten Years Strategy for the Agricultural Development of Greece" Ministry of Agriculture of Greece, 2002. He has also served as an expert of the Economic and Social Committee of Greece (Opinion on the issue "Enlargement and Reform of the CAP", 2003, Opinion on "Agriculture and Food Safety in the Framework of Euro Mediterranean Cooperation", 2004).
He has published several books, articles and research monographs in Microeconomic Theory, European Economic Integration, Agricultural Economics and Finance.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Management Organisation Unit of the Community Support Framework (since October 2007).
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