George Pagoulatos is Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Department of International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges; and Member of the Governing Board at ELIAMEP, Athens.
Between 2011 and 2012 he acted as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Director of Strategic Planning, Office of the Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. He holds a law degree from the University of Athens, M.Sc. and D.Phil. in politics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His research and publications focus on the EU and Southern European political economy, European integration, economic governance, the political economy of banking and finance, and politics of reform. He is a member of the High Council of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and has served in the past as member of the Greek government's Council of Economic Advisors and a board member of various academic and civic organisations. Since 2007 he is a regular contributor to the Sunday edition of the main Greek centrist newspaper Kathimerini. He was short-listed for the Rudolf Wildenmann "best paper" prize of the European Consortium of Political Research. His book "Greece's New Political Economy: State, Finance and Growth from Postwar to EMU" received the Academy of Athens award for best book in economics. He has been part of several EC-funded networks of excellence, as well as the research project DOSEI (on the EU Constitution building process), nominated for the Commission's 2006 Descartes prize for scientific excellence.