Georgios P. Kouretas is currently Professor of Banking and Finance in the Department of Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business, and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair on European Economic Policy. He is Director of the Master of Business Administration MBA programme (Sep. 2012-present). He is Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the School of Economics and Business of Philips University, Cyprus, as well as Member of the Council and the Internal Quality Assurance Committee at Philips University. He has been Director of the Ph.D. programme of the Department of Business Administration (Oct. 2008-Jan. 2014). He obtained a BA in Economics from the University of Piraeus (1981), M.A in Economics from the University of Notre Dame (1983), MA in Economics from Wayne State University (1985), and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Birmingham (1988). He has been a member of staff of the Department of Economics, University of Crete (1991-2007) and he has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus. Furthermore, he has been Research Fellow at Michigan State University (Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and NATO Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 1994-1995), the European University Institute, Florence (2000) and at the National Bank of Poland (June 2017). He has served as Director of the Centre of European Studies and Research at the University of Crete (November 2004-February 2006). He has over 100 publications in refereed international journals and collective volumes, numerous contributions in international conferences, he has acted as referee for international journals in economics and finance and he has been co-organizer of several international conferences, workshops and summer schools. He is co-organizer of the internationally recognized Annual Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance and Advanced Summer School in Economics and Econometrics.