BIO | B. Papadimitriou is president of the Levy Institute, and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics and executive vice president emeritus at Bard College. He was Minister of Economy and Development for the Hellenic Republic from 2016 to 2018. He has testified on a number of occasions in hearings of Senate and House of Representatives Committees of the U.S. Congress, was vice-chairman of the Trade Deficit Review Commission of the U.S. Congress and was a member of the Competitiveness Policy Council's Subcouncil on Capital Allocation. He was a distinguished scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (PRC) in fall 2002. Papadimitriou has authored many papers in economic journals and Levy Institute publications as well as edited and contributed to 13 books published by Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Elgar, and McGraw-Hill. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Analysis, Challenge, and the Bulletin of Political Economy.
Papadimitriou’s research includes financial structure reform, fiscal and monetary policy, community development banking, employment policy, and distribution of income, wealth, and well-being. He heads the Levy Institute's macroeconomic modeling team studying and simulating the U.S. and world economies. In addition, he has authored or coauthored many articles in academic journals and Levy Institute publications relating to Federal Reserve policy, banking, fiscal policy, financial structure and stability, financing development, employment growth, and Social Security reform. In 2008, he was instrumental in the republication of Hyman P. Minsky's seminal books “Stabilizing an Unstable Economy” and “John Maynard Keynes” by McGraw-
Papadimitriou is a graduate of Columbia University and received a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.
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