Panos Tsakloglou: Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. His research focuses on questions of inequality, poverty, social exclusion, returns to education and social policy (especially, the redistributive role of the state). He has published over ninety articles in scholarly journals (among them in Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Review of Income and Wealth, Economics of Education Review and Journal of European Social Policy) and contributions to collective volumes, participated in a large number of conferences and workshops and has been a partner in over fifty international and national research and consultancy projects. He is Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) and Senior Research Fellow of the Hellenic Observatory (LSE, London), as well as member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Economic Inequality and Politica Economica – Journal of Economic Policy. During the period 2012-2014 he was Chairman of the Greek Government’s Council of Economic Advisers and member of the EU Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) and Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) as well as alternate member of Ecofin and Eurogroup. He has also been Social Policy advisor to Prime Ministers G. Papandreou (2010-2011) and L. Papademos (2011-2012) and a member of the EU Economic Policy Committee (EPC, 2010-2011). Further, he was member of the Greek Government’s Council of Advisors on Employment and Social Policy (2001-2002), National Council for Research and Technology (2001-2005) Council of Economic Advisors (2002-2004 and 2009-2012) and member of the Independent Authority for the Evaluation of Tertiary Education (2006-2009).
Position: Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business