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Lucas Papademos

Lucas Papademos

Honorary Governor of the Bank of Greece, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (2011-2012)


Lucas Papademos is a member and former President of the Academy of Athens and holder of the Chair in Economic Sciences, Honorary Governor of the Bank of Greece, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt.

He served as Prime Minister of Greece (2011-2012), leading a government of national unity during a critical phase of the Greek debt and economic crisis. Previously, he was the Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010 and the Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002. Before being appointed Governor, he held several senior positions at the Bank of Greece, including those of Chief Economist (1985-1993) and Deputy Governor. Earlier, he served as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Lucas Papademos has also been on the faculty of Columbia University (1975-1984), the University of Athens (1988-2014), and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011-2013). He has served as a member of many boards, councils and committees, including the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the ECB, the G20 Financial Stability Board and its Steering Committee, the EU Economic and Financial Committee and the Central Bank Governance Group at the Bank for International Settlements.

He has published numerous articles in the fields of macroeconomics, financial markets and monetary policy, as well as on subjects concerning economic performance, financial stability and economic policy in the European Union. Mr. Papademos holds a Bachelor of Science in physics, a Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a PhD in economics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.