Michael G. Arghyrou was born in Nicosia in 1972. He is a graduate of the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, and holds a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Economics from the University of London (Queen Mary).
Since July 2019 he is Head of the Council of Economic Advisors. With this capacity, he represents Greece at the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC), the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) and the Board of Directors of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). He is also one of the five members of the Steering Committee which designed and oversees the implementation of the Greek National Recovery and Resilience Plan Greece 2.0.
Since July 2019 he is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus. Previously, he was a Lecturer, Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Cardiff University (2005-2019) and a Lecturer in Economics at Brunel University (1998-2005). His main research interests are international monetary relations, international macroeconomics and the Greek economy. His academic publications cover topics including the European sovereign debt crisis, applied monetary policy, public debt sustainability, as well as exchange rates, current account determination and international trade / investment.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute of Democracy in Athens, a member of the research network of the Munich CESifo Group and a member of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics.