George Pagoulatos is Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges.
Author of several books and many articles in leading international academic journals, and a regular columnist in the Sunday edition of the main Greek centrist newspaper Kathimerini since 2007, Pagoulatos has been interviewed and quoted widely in the international media regarding the ongoing Eurozone and Greek economic crisis.
In November 2011 Pagoulatos was called by the newly appointed technocratic Prime Minister Lucas Papademos; he served as Senior Advisor and Director of Strategy at the PM Office under Prime Ministers Papademos and Pikrammenos from November 2011 to June 2012.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the think-tank ELIAMEP, Academic Fellow at the European Policy Centre, member of the Advisory Board of Social Europe, and board member of various academic and civic organizations. He has served as member of the High Council of the European University Institute in Florence (2010-13), and President of ECSA-Greece (2013-14). He has extensive experience in providing advice and analysis on the Greek political economy.
Pagoulatos 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 EMU and the European Union, Southern European and Greek political economy, economic governance, the political economy of banking and finance, the political economy of reform. He has given lectures at several universities including Oxford, LSE, Harvard, Yale, NYU, and Princeton, where he was a postdoctoral fellow (1998-99).
His monograph Greece’s New Political Economy: State, Finance and Growth from Postwar to EMU (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) won the Academy of Athens award for best book in economics. He was short-listed for the Rudolf Wildenmann “best paper” prize of the European Consortium of Political Research. He has been part of several EC-funded networks of excellence, and the research project DOSEI (on the EU Constitution building process), nominated for the European Commission’s 2006 Descartes prize for scientific excellence.
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