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. He is the Director General of the Athens-based Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and sits on the Governing Board of the Brussels-based European Policy Centre (EPC).

He has extensive experience in providing macro-advisory and analysis to corporates and organizations. He is a frequent keynote speaker in international conferences and corporate events, and has been widely interviewed and quoted in the international media regarding Greek and EU political economy and politics.


BBC News – 8/7/2019

The fact that Tsipras managed to stay in power for four years despite breaking his pledges is a testimony to his political talent,” says Profess...

Le Point International – 8/7/2019

Propos recueillis par Olivier Ubertalli Appelés à voter dimanche aux élections législatives, les Grecs ont voté à 39,7 % des suffrages pour Nouvelle D...

LE – 5/7/2019

INTERVIEW- Le premier ministre grec paraît en mauvaise position en vue des élections législatives du 7 juillet, tandis que Nouvelle Démocratie, menée...

The Washington Post – 5/7/2019

“Greece was the first country that experienced the peak of populism. And then it was deflated,” said George Pagoulatos, a professor at the Athens Univ...

Deutsche Welle – 19/8/2018

“The important thing is for productivity to rise so that wages can increase,” Pagoulatos says. “During most of the crisis period, ma...

Financial Times -16/8/2018

Greece brain drain hampers recovery from economic crisis Angeliki Tziaka moved to the UK soon after the Greek government began cutting pensions and pu...

Articles and Op-Eds


Academic Publications

– “EMU and the Greek crisis: Testing the extreme limits of an asymmetric union”, Journal of European Integration, 2020, Vol. 42, No.3, pp.361–377
Greece after the bailouts: assessment of a qualified failurein: M. Chang, F. Steinberg & F. Torres, eds. The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: What Have We Learned?. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 61-93.
– “Greece after the bailouts: assessment of a qualified failure” GreeSE Papers (130), Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE, November 2018
– “Greece: Searching for Light at the End of the Tunnel”, Intereconomics, Volume 52, March/April 2017, Number 2, pp.66-67
 “Greece: The (Eventual) Social Hardship of Soft Budget Constraints” (with M. Katsimi, T. Moutos, and D. Sotiropoulos), in B. Nolan et al. (eds) Changing Inequalities & Societal Impacts in Rich Countries, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 299-321.
 “Turning the Crisis on its Head: Sovereign Debt Crisis as Banking Crisis in Italy and Greece” (with L. Quaglia), in I. Hardie and D. Howarth (eds) Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp.179-200.
 “Multilevel Governance in the European Union” (with L. Tsoukalis), in E. Jones, A. Menon and S. Weatherill (eds) Handbook on the European Union, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 2012.


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