The Scientific Committee is responsible for the strategic orientation of the Program and the achievement of its learning outcomes.
It consists of Professors affiliated with the Department of International and European Economic Studies, who ensure the high quality of the teaching and training activities envisaged in the Program.
Members of the Committee are:
Spyros Blavoukos is Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business, focusing on the Analysis of International and European Institutions.
He is the co-author of the book "Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: the Case of the UN" (Routledge, 2011) and co-editor of the book "The EU Presence in International Organizations" (Routledge, 2010). He has also (co-)published a monograph on the 2003 Greek EU Presidency (Papazissis, 2004, in Greek) and articles in international journals including Review of International Studies, West European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Public Policy, European Union Politics, South European Society and Politics, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, etc.
Dimitris Bourantonis, Rector of Athens University of Economics and Business, is Professor of International & European Studies at the Department of International and European Εconomic Studies, Athens University of Εconomics and Business. He is the holder of Jean Monnet Chair on the EU as a Security and Diplomatic Actor. He holds a Political Science Degree and a Law Degree from the University of Athens and a Ph.D from the University of Reading. His research and publications concern analysis of international and European institutions, diplomacy, foreign policy and international history with emphasis on the Cold War.
He is the author of three books (Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: The Case of the United Nations, London: Routledge, 2011; The History and Politics of UN Security Council Reform, London: Routledge, 2005; The United Nations and the Quest for Nuclear Disarmament, Aldershot: Darmouth, 1993). He has also co-edited four collective volumes (EU Presence in International Organizations, London: Routledge 2010; Multilateralism and Security Institutions in the Era of Globalization, London: Routledge, 2008; A United Nations for the Twenty-First Century, The Hague: Kluwer, 1996, The United Nations in the New World Order (Basingstoke: Macmillan and New York: St Martin Press, 1995).
He has published a large number of articles in academic journals (Government and Opposition, Review of International Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, International Politics, Security Dialogue, International History Review, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Contemporary British History, International Peacekeeping, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, European Foreign Affairs Review, etc.). He has also contributed in collective volumes.
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; Senior Fellow at ELIAMEP and Academic Fellow at the European Policy Centre.
Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister and Director of Strategic Planning, Office of the Prime Ministers Lucas Papademos and Panagiotis Pikrammenos (11/2011-6/2012).
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, Southern European and Greek political economy, European integration, economic governance, the political economy of banking and finance, 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 organizations. Since 2007 he is a regular contributor to the Sunday edition of the main Greek centrist newspaper Kathimerini. He has been interviewed and quoted widely in the international media regarding the Greek and Eurozone financial crisis.
He has edited, authored and co-authored six books, and published in journals such as West European Politics (5), European Journal of Political Research (2), Journal of Public Policy (2), Journal of Common Market Studies (1), Public Administration (1), etc. He has lectured at several universities including Oxford, LSE, Harvard, Yale, New York University, and Princeton, where he was a postdoctoral fellow (1998-99).
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.
George P. Zanias
George P. Zanias is a Professor of Economics at the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has served as the Chairman of this Department during 1996-1998 and 2004-2008.
He has studied economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (B.Sc.), the University of Reading (M.Sc.) and the University of Oxford (Ph.D./D.Phil.). He was Associate Professor of applied econometrics at the Agricultural University of Athens as well as Assistant Professor at the University of Crete and Lecturer at the University of Oxford.
He is the author of a number of scientific articles published in international referred journals and volumes of collected articles by international publishers. His scientific interest concentrates on applied econometrics, the analysis of the Greek and the European economy, international development.
He has served in the following public positions: Minister of Finance, Chairman of the National Bank of Greece, Chairman of the Hellenic Banking Association, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. He has been used as an expert by the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Commission. For a number of years he was an op-ed contributor to the financial section of the newspaper To Vima.
Ο Παναγιώτης Κωνσταντίνου είναι επίκουρος καθηγητής στο Τμήμα Δ.Ε.Ο.Σ. του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών.
Στο παρελθόν υπηρέτησε στο Τμήμα Οικονομικής Επιστήμης του Πανεπιστημίου Μακεδονίας, στο Πανεπιστήμιο Brunel της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας, όπου δίδαξε προπτυχιακά και μεταπτυχιακά μαθήματα, καθώς και στο Τρίτο Πανεπιστήμιο της Ρώμης ως ερευνητικός εταίρος.
Τα ερευνητικά του ενδιαφέροντα εστιάζουν στο χώρο της Διεθνούς Μακροοικονομικής και Χρηματοδοτικής, με έμφαση τις εμπειρικές εφαρμογές.