Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors
Michael G. Arghyrou was born in Nicosia in 1972. He is a graduate of the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, and holds a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Economics from the University of London (Queen Mary). His doctoral dissertation (1998) is entitled "Greece and the European Union: An assessment of macroeconomic policies and trade effects".
Since July 2019 he is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus. Previously, he was a Lecturer, Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Cardiff University (2005-2019) and a Lecturer in Economics at Brunel University (1998-2005). His main research interests are international monetary relations, international macroeconomics and the Greek economy. He has published two research monographs on European economics and a large number of research articles in international academic journals of high international reputation. His academic publications cover topics including the European sovereign debt crisis, applied monetary policy, public debt sustainability, as well as exchange rates, current account determination and international trade / investment. His scientific work has over 1700 bibliographical references.
He has carried out research consultancy on the European sovereign debt crisis on behalf of the European Commission and the European Central Bank. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute of Democracy in Athens, a member of the research network of the Munich CESifo Group and a member of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics.
He is married to Kyriaki Mitrousi with whom they have a daughter