Dr. George S. Papaconstantinou

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Expertise:
1- Economics
2- Finance
3- Environment, Energy & Climate Change
4- Sustainable growth issues


1985 89                London School of Economics: Ph.D in Economics (1990). Dissertation title: “Research Spillovers, International Competition and Economic Performance”.

1983 85                New York University: M.A. in Economics (1985). Thesis title: “Economic Analysis of Technology Policy”.

1980 83                London School of Economics: B.Sc. in Economics (1983)



2018 – current Part-time Professor, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute.
2018 – current Senior Advisor, Nestor Advisors, on corporate governance issues related to international and development financial institutions, companies and not-for-profit organizations to improve decision making, controls and incentives.
2013 – current Founder and Chairman, GSP Advisory.
2011 – 2012 Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
2009 – 2011 Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic.
2007 – 2009 Member of the Hellenic Parliament (Sept. 2007 – June 2009) and Member of the European Parliament (June 2009 – Oct. 2009).
2004 – 2007 Economic advisor to opposition leader George Papandreou;

Visiting Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business.

2002 – 2004 Senior Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance.

Member of the Greek Council of Economic Advisors


2000 – 2002 State Secretary for the Information Society in the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
1998 – 2000 Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic.



Notable Publications:

  • Game Over–The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis (2016), Papadopoulos Publishing (Greek, English, German).
  • Post-Crisis Europe, Agenda Publishing, forthcoming 2019.
  • “The Greek Crisis – Responses from Greece and from Europe”, in Südostueropa Mitteilungen No. 6-2017.
  • Solar energy in Europe’s south – Lessons from Greece’s Project Helios”, in Global Investor 2017, OMFIF.
  • “Greece in the EU”, in Nomos & Khaos, Nomisma publications, February 2018.
  • “Post-Crisis Greece” in New Europe, January 2017.
  • “The Next Steps for Greece”, op-ed in the Financial Times, June 2011.
  • “The Greek Problem”, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, November 2009.
  • “e-Policy: Impact and Political Economy of the Digital revolution”, in Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era, edited by G. Doukidis, N. Mylonopoulos and N. Pouloudi, Idea Group Publishing, 2004.
  • Economic Policy and New Sources of Growth (editor), Ministry of Economy, Athens 2003 (Greek/ English). Contributors: R. Solow, P. Solbes, L. Papademos, C. Pissarides, L. Soete, D. Ulph, R. von Weizsacker, et. al.
  • ‘Product Market Reform in Greece: Priorities and Prospects” (with P. Mylonas), in Greece’s Economic Performance and Prospects, ed. R. Bryant, N. Garganas and G. Tavlas, Brookings and Bank of Greece, 2002.
  • “Domestic and International product-embodied R&D diffusion” (joint with N. Sakurai and A. Wyckoff), Research Policy, 27, 1998.
  • “The Impact of R&D and Technology Diffusion on Productivity Growth: Evidence from 10 OECD Countries”, Economic Systems Research, 9, 1997 (joint with N. Sakurai, E. Ioannidis).