George Alogoskoufis is Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business since 1990. As of 2020 he has been the Head of the Department of Economics at the same university.
He is also a Research Associate of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the European Economic Association.
He served as Minister of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic and Greece’s representative at the Eurogroup and the ECOFIN Council (2004-2009), while he was an elected Member of the Hellenic Parliament for the period 1996-2009. During 1992-1993, he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Ministry of National Economy, Greece.
In the past he has served as:
- Professor, Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA (2016-2019).
- Associate and Assistant Professor, Birkbeck College, University of London (1984-1992).
- Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London (1985-1999).
- Research Fellow, Centre for Labour Economics, London School of Economics (1981-1982).
His teaching, research and authoring interests focus on macroeconomics, international economics and EU economics. He is an expert in inflation and unemployment analysis, monetary and exchange rate regimes, economic growth and fluctuations, and monetary and fiscal policy.
He has published 7 books and over 40 papers in leading international scientific journals. His book Dynamic Macroeconomics, MIT Press, 2019 is an advanced graduate textbook in macroeconomics. In 2002 the Academy of Athens awarded him for his book The Drachma: From the Phoenix to the Euro, co-authored with Sophia Lazaretou.
In 2021, he published 2 books of historical content:
- Before and After the Euro: The Cycles of the Post-Junta Era and the Greek Economy, Gutenberg, April 2021.
- Historical Cycles of the Greek Economy: From 1821 to Date, Gutenberg, October 2021.