Platon Tinios is a Research Associate at ELIAMEP. He is an economist, Assistant Professor at the University of Piraeus. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was educated in Egypt, Greece and the UK. He studied at the Universities of Cambridge (MA 1982, Ph.D 1985) and Oxford (M.Phil 1980). He served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece from 1996 to 2004, specializing in the economic analysis of social policy. He has also worked as an economic adviser at the Ministries of National Economy, Industry, and Health & Social Security between 1987 and 1996. He was a member of the EU Social Protection Committee from 1999 to 2004. His current research interests include ageing populations, social policy, labour economics and public finance. He is the author of research papers and books on pensions and social security reform.