Dept. of Banking and Financial Management
Gikas Hardouvelis, Professor
Β.Α. (Εφαρμοσμένα Μαθηματικά, Harvard University)
M.Sc. (Εφαρμοσμένα Μαθηματικά, Harvard University)
Ph.D. (Οικονομικά, University of California, Berkeley)
Professor of Finance & Economics, Department of Banking and Financial Management, University of Piraeus.
CEPR Research Fellow, Member of the CIIM Academic Council in Cyprus, and member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of IOBE (Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research).
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1983, U.C. Berkeley), and M.Sc. & B.A. in Applied Mathematics (1978, Harvard University). He was Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University (1983-1989), Associate Professor and subsequently Full Professor at Rutgers University (1989-1993).
Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic (June 2014 – January 2015). Earlier, he served as the Director of the Economic Office of Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos (Nov. 2011–May 2012) and Office of Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis (2000 -2004)
He has extensive commercial banking and central banking experience: During 2005-2011 & 2012 -2014 he was the Chief Economist, member of the Executive Committee (2012-2014) and Head or Economic Research of Eurobank Group. Earlier, he was the Chief Economist at the National Bank of Greece (1996-2000), where he administered the Risk Management Division and performed the first bank stress tests in Greece plus he established the new units of Investor Relations and Asset-Liability management. He also played a critical role in the establishment of the Athens Derivatives Exchange, as an original member of its Board of Directors (1997-2000). During those years he was a member (and President for two years) of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Banks Association & its EMAC-EBF representative.
His central banking experience includes the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1987-1993), and the Bank of Greece (1994-1995), where he also acted as Second Alternate to the Governor at the European Monetary Institute, the precursor of the ECB.
His academic work extends in Finance and Macroeconomics and is published in top-ranking journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, etc. He was included in the Hall of Fame of the top-50 individual publishers worldwide in applied econometrics over the period 1989 to 1995.