Dr. George Papaconstantinou is the EUI Dean of Executive Education and holds the Chair of International Political Economy at the School of Transnational Governance.
He is an economist who holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has served government at the highest level, as cabinet minister, Member of Parliament and Member of European Parliament (MEP). As Greece’s Finance Minister and subsequently Minister of Environment and Energy, he guided implementation of an ambitious and wide-ranging governance reform programme relating to budget and revenue processes, market liberalisation, publicly owned corporations and the divestment of state assets, as well as for the transition to clean energy and a green economy.
At the STG, Professor Papaconstantinou teaches Economics for Policy: Macroeconomics and International Economics and the Crisis Seminar, comparing recent crisis episodes. He also directs the School’s executive education programme which offers training to policy professionals across a number of policy areas. His research focuses on the economics and politics of crises, on the transformation of global governance and the political economy of European integration.