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Dimitris Papadimitriou
Minister of Economy and Development of the Hellenic Republic

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou is the Minister of Economy and Development of Greece. He was also President of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College since its inception in 1986 and Executive Vice President and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics at Bard College since 1977.

His academic and professional career includes his appointment as Distinguished Scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Vice Chairman of the Trade Deficit Review Commission of the United States Congress, Adjunct Professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and Executive Vice-President, as well as Secretary and Treasurer at the William Penn Life Insurance Company of New York. He is also member of the Editorial Boards of the Bulletin of Political Economy, Challenge and Journal of Economic Analysis and regular columnist in American and Greek newspapers. He has also been on the Editorial Boards of the Review of Income and Wealth and the Eastern Economic Journal.

The Minister's professional memberships include the Economic Club of New York, the Bretton Woods Committee, American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Association for Evolutionary Economics, Royal Economic Society (London), Eastern Economic Association, European Economic Association, and Hellenic-American Bankers Association.

Professor Papadimitriou is a graduate of Columbia University and has received a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.