curriculum vitae

Gregorios D. Siourounis is an Assistant Professor in Economic Theory and Policy at the Department of Regional and Economic Studies, Panteion University, Athens-Greece.
He was born in a tiny village called Asprocampos in the mountains surrounding Nemea region in Greece. He studied economics in four different institutions with scholarships starting at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Then he went on to study again economics and statistics at Iowa State University (MSc.) and he continued studying economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (MSc.) in Spain. He earned his PhD at the London Business School and he was awarded the 2005 Young Economist Award from the European Economic Association and the 2008 Austin Robinson Prize from the Royal Economic Society for his work on “Democratization and Growth” –jointly with Elias Papaioannou (London Business School). After his PhD, Gregorios spend almost two years in the Global FX Strategy team at Barclays Capital as global head of quantitative research. He has published papers in democratization, reserve allocation, capital markets and capital flows and he is currently working on political institutions and foreign aid, human capital quality accumulation for long-term growth and capital flows and asset prices. Last, he advices numerous private equity funds on asset allocation and he is certified from the British FSA on consulting and trading financial instruments. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Royal Economic Society and a referee for Econometrica, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics etc.