Gikas A. Hardouvelis is Professor of Finance and Economics in the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus, the Senior Independent Director of NBG, the National Bank of Greece, and the First Deputy Chairman of IOBE, the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research. He has served as Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from June 2014 to January 2015.
In the past, he served as Research Adviser to the (central) Bank of Greece and to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was also the Chief Economist of NBG and, later, of Eurobank as well as the President of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Bank Association. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Derivatives Exchange and helped its creation. He also served twice as the Director of the Prime Minister’s Economic Office of the Hellenic Republic, under two different prime ministers.
Professor Hardouvelis has a Ph.D. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley, and M. Sc. & B. A. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. His academic work is in the areas of Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Finance and has been published in the AER, QJE, J. Finance, RFS and other prestigious top-ranking academic journals.