Minister of Finance Minister of Finance

Theodore Pelagidis is the acting Minister of Finance (Hellenic Republic) and the First Deputy Governor of Bank of Greece (on leave). He is Professor of Economics at the University of Piraeus, Greece. He has also been a NR Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, USA and a regular Brookings/Global webpage Op-Ed contributor. He has also served as an expert to the IMF.
Professor Pelagidis has been a NATO scholar at the CES Harvard University; an NBG fellow at the HO, LSE; and a Fulbright fellow at Columbia University. He is the co-author of Understanding the Crisis in Greece. From Boom to Bust, Palgrave 2011 & 2012 (2nd ed.), Greece. From Exit to Recovery? (Brookings Institution 2014). Who’s to Blame for Greece? (Palgrave 2016); Who’s to Blame for Greece? How Austerity and Populism is Destroying a Country with High Potential, (Palgrave 2018, 2nd ed.) & Who’s to Blame for Greece? Life after bankruptcy. Between Recovery and Substandard Growth (Springer/Palgrave 2021, 3rd ed.). 
He has published extensively in professional journals and he has given interviews and published opinion articles and letters in the international press (The Guardian, NYT, FT, etc).