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Tassos Giannitsis
Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs 2001-2004, Prof. Emeritus, University of Athens, Greece

Tassos Giannitsis studied Law, Economics & Political Sciences in Athens and obtained his PhD in economics at the Free University of Berlin. He served as Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Foreign Affairs  and Minister of Interior; He has published many books and articles on economic, social and political issues. Recent Books:
‘’Inequalities, poverty and turmoil in the years of crisis’’ (with Stavros Zografakis, 2016), “The pension system and the crisis” (2016) and “Greece in Crisis” (2013). Recent articles: Reflections on Banking Union (2016), Fiskalkonsolidierung und Einkommensverteilung (2016), Linking structural and technological change to industrial recovery in Greece (with I. Kastelli, 2016), ‘Industrial Policy in Times of Crisis: The Case of Greece’ (with I. Kastelli, 2014). Fields of research: Development Economics, International Economics, European Integration, Economics of Technology and Technology policy, Industrial Structures and Policy.