Elias Papaioannou is academic director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and professor of economics at London Business School, focusing on international finance, political economy, applied econometrics and growth and development.
After completing his doctorate in 2005, he worked for two years at the Financial Research Division of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2007 to 2012, he served as assistant professor of economics at Dartmouth College in the US. Between 2010 and 2012 he was a visiting assistant professor at the economics department of Harvard University in the US.
His research has been recognised with a consolidator ERC grant in 2018, the inaugural 2013 European Investment Bank Young Economist Award, the 2005 European Economic Association’s Young Economist Award and the Royal Economic Association’s Austin Robinson Memorial Prize, 2008. He is a research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Professor Papaioannou has been published in leading peer-refereed journals, with his work appearing in numerous edited book volumes. He consults regularly to international organisations and institutional investors on macroeconomic developments in the EU and Greece in particular.
In 2005, Professor Papaioannou received his PhD from LBS. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University and a LL.B. Bachelor’s in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.