Current Chairholder

Michalis Psalidopoulos

Michalis Psalidopoulos is the holder of the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for the academic year 2012/13.   Prior to joining Fletcher and Tufts University, Psalidopoulos was a professor of the History of Economic Thought at the Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece. He took his first degree in Economics from the University of Athens and followed postgraduate studies in politics, sociology and economics at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Duke University in 1993, a Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University in 1996 and a Visiting Research Professor at King s College, London in 1998. His research focuses on national traditions in the History of Economics and the relation between economic thought, economic policy and good governance.

Psalidopoulos has written extensively in his academic field of expertise. His older books include The crisis of 1929 and the Greek economists, Keynesian theory and Greek economic policy, Economic theories and Social policy and Xenophon Zolotas and the Greek economy (in Greek). He edited The Canon in the history of economics and Economic Thought and policy in Europe s less developed countries for Routledge in 1999 and 2002 respectively, and was awarded the prize for the best economic treatise by the Academy of Athens in 2007 for his International conflict and economic thought (in Greek). His most recent publications are Economists and Economic policy in Modern Greece and Monetary management and monetary stability: The policy of the Bank of Greece, 1928-1941(in Greek, 2010 and 2011, respectively). He has also edited A world of crisis and shifting geopolitics: Greece, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and The Great Depression in Europe: Economic thought and policy in context (both 2012). He has also published articles in History of Political Economy, in The European Journal for the History of Economic Thought and in History of Economic Ideas. He is currently involved in a comparative project on the dissemination of German Economic Thought in Europe from 1850 to 1933. He speaks English, German and French fluently, as well as Greek.

See prior chairholders.

Professor Michalis Psalidopoulos
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The Fletcher School
Tufts University
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