Michael is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (BSc in Economics, 1993), MSc (1994) and PhD (1998) degrees in Economics from the University of London, Queen Mary College. He joined Cardiff Business School in September 2005, having previously been a lecturer in Economics at Brunel University (1998-2005). He has been a senior lecturer since August 2008.
His main research areas are Macroeconomics and International Finance. He has published papers on the economics of the EMU, exchange rate determination, current account dynamics, real interest rate convergence, inflation, monetary policy, fiscal policy sustainability and Greek macroeconomic policy.
In a joint article published in February 2010, Michael and John Tsoukalas were the first to propose the creation of a two-currency EMU as a possible solution to the EMU sovereign-debt crisis. Their proposal has since received significant attention by policy-makers, academics and international media. In another joint article, now forthcoming for publication, Michael and John provided the first theoretical treatment of the EMU debt crisis. The predictions of their model receive strong empirical support in another article, jointly written by Michael and Alexandros Kontonikas.
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