Bard professor named Greece economy minister
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON >> Economist Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, president of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and executive vice president and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics at Bard College, was appointed Greece’s minister of economy and development.
As an economist, Papadimitriou has focused on financial structure reform, fiscal and monetary policy, community development banking, employment policy, and the distribution of income, wealth and wellbeing.
He heads the Levy Institute’s macroeconomic modeling team studying and simulating the United States and world economies, including extensive research and modeling of the Greek economy.
Papadimitriou has been president of the Levy Institute since 1986 and executive vice president, provost, and economics professor at Bard since 1977.