• Call for Doctoral IFFR Fellows: The Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation invites applications from exceptional candidates for the Ph.D. Program at the Department of Banking and Financial Management at the University of Piraeus. The successful applicant will be an IFFR Doctoral Fellow and will conduct her/his doctoral thesis in the areas of research covered by IFFR. A rigorous academic training will be offered. Information on the Doctoral Program of the Department of Banking and Financial Management can be found here. Interested applicants can contact the Ph.D. Director Dr Michail Anthropelos and the IFFR Director Professor George Skiadopoulos.
  • The international Conference Understanding Challenges for the Greek Economy took place at the Bank of Greece on September 12, 2019. The Conference was organised by IFFR and it was well attended by delegates from Banks, Institutional Investors, Law Firms, Media, Ministries, Pension Funds, Supervisory bodies, and Universities. For more information, visit The event has attracted the attention of media such as , CNN Greece,, Naftemporiki, and Proto Thema
  • George Skiadopoulos has been admitted as a member to the Macro-Finance Society. The goal of the society is is to advance and disseminate high-quality research in Macro Finance, which is an area broadly defined at the intersection of financial economics and macroeconomics.
  • Professor Gikas Hardouvelis (University of Piraeus, CEPR, and National Bank of Greece), and Ms Elena Ambrosiadou (IKOS Asset Management Ltd) have joined the Board of IFFR Fellows.
  • Assistant Professor Ioannis Spyridopoulos (American University, Kogod School of Business) will be visiting IFFR over July 2019.
  • The Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HMCM) appointed Associate Professor Panagiotis Staikouras and Professor George Skiadopoulos as members of the team of experts who advise the HMCM Innovation Hub on Financial Technology.
  • The paper A New Predictor of U.S. Real Economic Activity: The S&P 500 Option Implied Risk Aversion co-authored by George Skiadopoulos, Eirini Konstantinidi of the University of Manchester, Renato Faccini of Queen Mary University of London and Sylvia Sarantopoulou-Chiourea at the Independent Authority for Public Revenue in Greece (forthcoming in the leading journal Management Science) has been shortlisted in the Media Relations category for the Queen Mary University of London Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2019 for Best Published Research Campaign.