Professor, Athens University of Economics & Business, ex-Minister
Nicos Christodoulakis, 67, is Professor of Economic Analysis at the Athens University of Economics & Business, and a Visiting Professor at the Hellenic Observatory in the European Institute, LSE. Author of several papers and books on macroeconomics and economic policy, including “How Crises Shaped Economic Ideas and Policies” (Springer, 2014), the “Greek Endgame: From austerity to growth or Grexit” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), and “An Economic Analysis of Conflicts” (Springer, 2016).
He held various public offices and was an MP (1999-2007). In 2002-2004 he was Minister of Finance and –during the Greek EU presidency – chairman of the Eurogroup (July 2002-June 2003). Participated in the caretaker Government (August-September 2015) as Minister for the Economy.
His latest book “Rebooting the Greek Economy” describes an alternative approach to the current policy mix by lowering taxes, primary surpluses and insurance contributions, while advancing
investment financing. Under this scenario, growth picks up and makes public debt more easily serviceable and sustainable. (Published by Dianeosis, 2018, coauthored with M. Nektarios & H. Theocharis).