Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, School of Economic

Eleni Louri-Dendrinou was born in Athens. She studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business, (B.Sc Econ), London School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ) and University of Oxford (D.Phil. Econ).

Her research interests are in the areas of Industrial Organization and Market Dynamics (especially firm dynamics/growth), Foreign Direct Investment and International Economics, Banking and Finance.

She is professor at the Department of Economics of Athens University of Economics and Business since 2001 and department chair since 2015.

She has worked as assistant and associate professor at the same Department and as visiting fellow at Oxford University and visiting professor at the LSE, where she remains a Research Associate. She has taught, given seminars and lectures and participated at conferences in many European universities and central banks. In 2015 she has been a US Onassis Foundation Fellow touring American and Canadian universities for a series of lectures. She has worked for research projects of international organizations such as the OECD, the World Bank, CEPR, IES and the European Commission. She has also served as dep. member of the Hellenic Competition Commission.

She has published extensively in international academic journals (such as Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Review of Industrial Organization, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, Finance Research Letters) and acted as referee for many of them.  She is a member of academic associations, such as the European Economic Association and the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics.

From June 2008 to June 2014 she was deputy governor of the Bank of Greece responsible for monetary policy, bank resolution, statistics and print works and cash management. She was also president of the Hellenic Deposit Insurance Guarantee Fund. She served as member of the IRC Committee of the ECB.

Currently she is a board member of IOBE and ELIAMEP and she chairs the Bank of Greece Cultural Centre (which includes its Historical Archives, Collections, Publications and Museum) Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Appeal Panel of the Single (Bank) Resolution Board in Brussels.