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Thanos Skouras

Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

Since 1986, Dr. Thanos Skouras has been a professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and vice rector and chairman of the University Research Centre (1989-92).

He has served on the governing board of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research and was a member of the first Council of Economic Experts, in which capacity he represented the Ministry of National Economy at meetings with the OECD, the IMF and the European Commission.

From 1992-94, he was a consultant to the Directorate General for Regional Policy of the European Commission. At the European Commission, Dr. Skouras worked in various aspects of evaluation practice, and since then he has been involved as a consultant on numerous evaluation issues and studies.

Dr. Skouras has been editor of the Thames Papers in Political Economy and the British Review of Economic Issues, associate editor of the Greek Economic Review and a member of the editorial advisory board of the International Review of Applied Economics.

He taught between 1967 and 1986 at a number of UK institutions, including Cambridge University and the Architectural Association School, and has been Head of Economics Division at Greenwich University (1973-77) and Head of the Department of Applied Economic Studies at the University of East London (1978-86).

Dr. Thanos Skouras studied economics at Durham University (BA 1965) and at the London School of Economics (MSc 1967, PhD 1975).

Articles by Thanos Skouras

Greece Needs a Revolution, But

What will happen if Greece's current government fails and the neo-communist party Syriza takes over?

October 15, 2012

Greece: Why Not Go Back to the Drachma?

What is the real reason Greece's political elites might favor a return to the drachma?

February 7, 2012

The Euro Crisis and Germany’s Leadership Role

How can Germany lead the way towards a federal Europe?

December 1, 2011