April, 2024

202403Apr18:30The Greek economy: Past, present and future18:30

Event Details

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 18:30

Where: ACG Events Hall

Hosted by
Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity (IHGP) and the Economics Society
Deree – The American College of Greece

Guest Speaker
Yannis Stournaras
Bank of Greece Governor

Moderated by
Professor Michalis Psalidopoulos

Chief Consultant and Chair of the Advisory Board
Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity (IHGP)

The event is open to the public and will be conducted in English.



About the event

Bank of Greece Governor Y. Stournaras is scheduled to discuss about the past, present and future of the Greek economy and provide insights into the way the Bank of Greece and the European Central Bank supported it. Reference will be made to events, reports and proposals coming from other authors and sources including the ACG 150/ IHGP report which can be accessed through the provided link here.

About the speaker

Yannis Stournaras was born in Athens on 10 December 1956. He graduated from Filothei High School in 1974 and from the Department of Economics, University of Athens in 1978. He obtained his post-graduate degrees (MPhil 1980, DPhil 1982) from Oxford University, where he also worked from 1982 to 1986 as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at St. Catherine’s College and as Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Today, he is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Athens.

Following his return to Greece, he worked as a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1986-1989) on public enterprises and incomes policy issues, and to the Bank of Greece (1989-1994) on monetary policy issues. From 1994 to July 2000, he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. In this capacity, he was involved in the design of macroeconomic and structural policies, represented the Ministry in the Monetary Committee of the European Union, took part in the negotiations for the entry of Greece in Economic and Monetary Union and was responsible for the annual consultations with the IMF, the European Commission and the OECD.

He was Vice Chairman of the Public Gas Corporation (1994-1997) and a Board member of the Public Debt Management Office (1998-July 2000). From 2000 to 2004, he was Chairman and CEO of Emporiki Bank and Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association.  From 2005 to August 2008, he was managing director of Kappa Securities. He served as Director General of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) (September 2009-June 2012) and as Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping in the caretaker government (May-June 2012).

From July 2012 to June 2014, he served as Minister of Finance and since June 2014 he serves as Bank of Greece Governor.