George Pagoulatos

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. Author of several books and many articles, he is a regular columnist in the Sunday edition of the main Greek centrist newspaper Kathimerini since 2007. In 2011-12 he served as senior advisor and director of strategy at the PM Office under Greece’s two non-political prime ministers.

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, Greek and Southern European 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. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Social Europe, and was a member of the High Council of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2010-13), and President of ECSA-Greece (2013-14).

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.