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.


Al Jazeera – 21/7/2020

“The political importance of Tuesday’s deal is even greater than the economic,” said George Pagoulatos in an interview with Al Jazeera. You can read t...

HANDELSBLATT – 19/7/2020

“Certain governments used the pandemic for their own purposes,” explains George Pagoulatos in the interview he gave Gerd Höhler and newspaper Handelsb...

The Washington Post – 28/5/2020

“It’s much more defensible today. There is a humanistic rationale in it. It’s not any more the lazy Southerners eating our taxes by retiring at age 50...

The Guardian – 5/5/2020

“Like countries in central and eastern Europe, Greece had a very real sense of the fragility of its health system. That incited the government to take...

Deutsche Welle – 2/5/2020

“The lockdown was imposed much earlier than in most countries in the western world,” George Pagoulatos, a political economist who heads th...

Al Jazeera – 7/4/2020

“Maybe it has helped that Greece has been in an almost constant [state of] crisis management since 2010 … we’ve been well past the kind of...

Articles and Op-Eds


Academic Publications

– “Greece: The Remarkable Defeat of Euroscepticism” in M. Kaeding, J. Pollak, P. Schmidt, (eds.), Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, pp.55-58
-“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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