Lucas Papademos

Chair in Economic Sciences and former President of the Academy of Athens. Former Prime Minister of Greece and former Vice-President of the European Central Bank.

Lucas Papademos is Chair in Economic Sciences and former President of the Academy of Athens. He is also Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Athens. 

He served as Prime Minister of Greece from November 2011 to May 2012, leading a government of national unity during a critical phase of the Greek debt and economic crisis.

Previously, he was the Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010 and Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002. Before being appointed Governor, he held several senior positions at the Bank of Greece, including those of Chief Economist (1985-1993) and Deputy Governor. 

Lucas Papademos has been on the faculty of Columbia University (1975-1984), the University of Athens (1988-2014), and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011, 2013), where he taught courses on international macroeconomics, central banking and the global financial crisis. He has served as a member of many boards, councils and committees, including the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the ECB, the G20 Financial Stability Board and its Steering Committee, the EU Economic and Financial Committee and the Central Bank Governance Group at the Bank for International Settlements.

In addition to numerous policy papers, Lucas Papademos has published articles in the fields of macroeconomics, financial markets and monetary policy in a wide range of academic journals, such as Economic Theory, European Economic Review and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He has also edited and co-edited several books, e.g. Enhancing Monetary Analysis (2010, with Jürgen Stark); Monetary Policy, Banking Union and Economic Growth: Challenges for Europe in the Wake of the Crisis (2017). He holds an S.B. in physics, an S.M. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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