Nicos Christodoulakis, 65, is Professor of Economic Analysis at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a Research Associate with the Hellenic Observatory at the European Institute, LSE.
In the past, he served as Minister of Finance (Oct 2001-March 2004), and acting Chairman of the Eurogroup (July 2002-June 2003). During his tenure, the final negotiation of the “Taxation on Savings Directive” between the EU and Switzerland took place.
Author of several papers and books on macroeconomics and economic policy, including the “Greek Endgame: From austerity to growth or Grexit”, published by Rowman & Littlefield (2015), and “How Crises Shaped Economic Ideas and Policies”, published by Springer (2014). His latest book sets-up “An Economic Analysis of Conflicts”, and is also published by Springer (2016).