George Alogoskoufis is the Constantine G. Karamanlis Professor of European and Hellenic Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, since 2016, and Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business since 1990.
He is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and a Research Associate of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics.
From September 1996 until October 2009 he was a member of the Hellenic Parliament and from March 2004 until January 2009 he served as Greece’s Minister of Economy and Finance .
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 he was awarded the Sayers Prize of the University of London for distinguished doctoral dissertations in monetary economics.
He has published five books and over 40 papers in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Economica and others.
His teaching and research focuses on macroeconomics and international economics, and more particularly on inflation and unemployment, economic growth, exchange rate regimes and monetary and fiscal policy.
His book (with Sophia Lazaretou) “The Drachma: From the Phoenix to the Euro”, a monetary and economic history of Greece since the 19th century, was awarded the 2003 Prize of the Academy of Athens.
In addition to his political and academic posts, he 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 the Centre for Economic Policy Research. During 1992-1993 he served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors of Greece. Between 1994 and 1998 he was an elected member of the Council of the European Economic Association.
Alogoskoufis was born in Athens in 1955. He is married to Dika Alogoskoufi, with whom they have three children.