Lucas Papademos

Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; and former Vice-President, European Central Bank

Lucas Papademos, Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens and Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt. Previously, he was the Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010 and the Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002. He taught economics at Columbia University from 1975 to 1984 and at the University of Athens from 1988 to 1993. He served as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1980. He held the position of Economic Counsellor (Chief Economist) at the Bank of Greece from 1985 until 1993 when he was appointed Deputy Governor.

He has been a member of various boards and committees including the Financial Stability Board and the EU Economic and Financial Committee. He is a member of the Academy of Athens. He has published numerous articles in the fields of macroeconomic theory, the structure and functioning of financial markets, monetary analysis and policy as well as on subjects concerning the economic performance, financial stability and economic policy in the European Union. Mr. Papademos earned a Bachelor of Science in physics, a Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a PhD in economics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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