Professor Gikas A. Hardouvelis

Professor Gikas A. Hardouvelis, Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors at National Bank of Greece, University of Piraeus & IFFR

Gikas A. Hardouvelis is Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Piraeus, Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece, and the First Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research. He has served as Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic from June 2014 to January 2015.

In the past, he served as Research Adviser to the (central) Bank of Greece and to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was also the Chief Economist of NBG and, later, of Eurobank as well as the President of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Bank Association. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Athens Derivatives Exchange and helped its creation. He also served twice as the Director of the Prime Minister's Economic Office of the Hellenic Republic under two different prime ministers.

Professor Hardouvelis has a Ph.D. in Economics from U. C. Berkeley, and M. Sc. & B. A. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. His academic work is in the areas of Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Finance and has been published in the AER, QJE, J. Finance, RFS, JME, REStat, and other prestigious top-ranking academic journals.

For more information, please visit Professor Hardouvelis personal website.