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Greek Banking System: Challenges Ahead

A presentation by
Louka Katseli (Pierce ’69)
President of the National Bank of Greece, and the Hellenic Bank Association

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 13:40-15:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: The Institute of Diplomacy & Global Affairs


Louka Katseli
President of the National Bank of Greece, and the Hellenic Bank Association

Louka T. Katseli is Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece, and Chair of the Hellenic Banking Association. She has served as Greece’s Minister of Labor and Social Security (2010-2011), Minister of Economy, Competitiveness, and Shipping (2009-2010) and as a member of the Hellenic Parliament (2007-2012).

Katseli has held the position of Director of the OECD Development Centre in Paris (2003-2007), and she has been a member of several prominent international and European Committees, including the UN Committee of Development Policy (1996-2003), the European Commission’s Economic and Monetary Policy Committees and the “Comité des Sages” on the Reform of the European Social Charter (1995-1997).

Prof. Katseli has also served as Director General of the Center of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) (1982-1986), as well as International Economic Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister (1993-1996). Since 2005, she has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (E.A.D.I.), and a member of the Euro 50 Group since 2000.

Dr. Katseli holds a PhD in International and Development Economics from Princeton University (Distinguished Dissertation in Economics, 1978); an MPA in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs (1974); an MA in Economics, from Princeton University, (1975), and a BA in Economics from Smith College, (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972).

Since 1987, she has been a Professor of International Economics and Development at the Department of Economics of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, and has served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University’s Department of Economics, and the School of Organization and Management (1977-1985). Dr. Katseli is the recipient of numerous distinctions and fellowships, including that of the Best Young Professor at Yale (1980). She has published extensively in the areas of: development economics and finance, migration management, investment and trade, exchange rate policy and institution-building in European and developing countries.