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Yannis M. Ioannides, Max and Herta Neubauer Professor of Economics at Tufts University since 1995 and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens since 2017, received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering, National Technical University, Athens, 1968, and his Ph.D. in Engineering-Economic Systems and Economics, Stanford University, 1974. His research combines social economics and macroeconomics, with special emphasis on economic growth and inequality, economic growth and corruption, social interactions and networks, and housing markets. He served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Social Interactions, 1996--2006, and has published more than 100 articles in edited conference volumes and leading scholarly journals. His book From Neighborhoods to Nations: The Economics of Social Interactions was published by Princeton University Press in 2012. He has a side interest in Modern Greek Studies and co-chaired the Greek Study Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2004-2014.