George Alogoskoufis is the Constantine Karamanlis Professor of Hellenic and European Studies, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
He is on leave from the Athens University of Economics and Business, where he has been Professor of Economics since 1990.
He is also a Research Associate of the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the European Economic Association.
He was a member of the Hellenic Parliament from September 1996 till October 2009 and served as Greece’s Minister of Economy and Finance from March 2004 till January 2009.
From 1984 to 1992 he served as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of London (Birkbeck College).
Alogoskoufis holds an MSc (1978) and a PhD (1981) in Economics from the London School of Economics. For his PhD thesis, supervised by George Akerlof, Steve Nickell and Chris Pissarides, he received the Sayers Prize, awarded by the University of London for distinguished doctoral dissertations in monetary economics.
He has published five books and over 40 papers in some of the top international academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the European Economic Review, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His research focuses on unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, the balance of payments, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policy.
In 2002, his book “The Drachma: From the Phoenix to the Euro” (with Sophia Lazaretou), a monetary and economic history of Greece since the 19th century, was awarded the Annual Prize of the Academy of Athens.
In addition to his political and academic posts, Alogoskoufis has served as consultant to a number of international institutions, including the European Commission and the World Bank. He was also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Labour Economics of the London School of Economics and at the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research. During 1992-1993 he served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors of Greece.
Alogoskoufis was born in Athens in 1955. He is married with three children.