Michalis M. Psalidopoulos

The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies


Michalis Psalidopoulos is the holder of the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies at The Fletcher School of Diplomacy for the academic year 2010 - 2011. 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 earned his first degree in Economics from the University of Athens and pursued 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, especially in Southeastern Europe. Psalidopoulos has written extensively in his academic field of expertise. His 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 book is "Economists and Economic Policy in Modern Greece" (in Greek, 2010). 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 of economic experiences and policies in Europe's less industrialized countries during the Great Depression. He speaks English, German, and French fluently, as well as Greek.




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