Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Department of International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges; Senior Fellow at ELIAMEP and Academic Fellow at the European Policy Centre.
Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Director of Strategic Planning, Office of the Prime Ministers Lucas Papademos and Panagiotis Pikrammenos (11/2011-6/2012).
He holds a Law degree from the University of Athens, M.Sc. and D.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His research and publications focus on the EU, Southern European and Greek political economy, European integration, economic governance, the political economy of banking and finance, politics of reform.
He is a member of the High Council of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and has served in the past as member of the Greek government’s Council of Economic Advisors and a board member of various academic and civic organizations. Since 2007 he is a regular contributor to the Sunday edition of the main Greek centrist newspaper Kathimerini. He has been interviewed and quoted widely in the international media regarding the Greek and Eurozone financial crisis.
He has edited, authored and co-authored six books, and published in journals such as West European Politics (5), European Journal of Political Research (2), Journal of Public Policy (2), Journal of Common Market Studies (1), Public Administration (1), etc. He has lectured at several universities including Oxford, LSE, Harvard, Yale, New York University, and Princeton, where he was a postdoctoral fellow (1998-99).
He was short-listed for the Rudolf Wildenmann «best paper» prize of the European Consortium of Political Research. His book Greece’s New Political Economy: State, Finance and Growth from Postwar to EMU received the Academy of Athens award for best book in economics. He has been part of several EC-funded networks of excellence, as well as the research project DOSEI (on the EU Constitution building process), nominated for the Commission’s 2006 Descartes prize for scientific excellence.