Dr. Theocharis N. Grigoriadis is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the Central Institute of East European Studies at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin). He holds the Jean Monnet Chair in the external economic relations of the European Union with a focus on the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the Southern Neighborhood.

He studied law at the University of Athens (LLB (2002) and LLM in history of law (2007)), Russian and East European Studies at Yale University (MA (2005)) with a concurrent certificate of concentration in European studies, international economic relations at Saint Petersburg State University (PhD (2012)) and political economy at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD (2012)). He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Mannheim-based Center for European Economic Research (ZEW Mannheim, 2012-2013). Since 2013 he holds the chair of East European economic systems at the Free University of Berlin (Visiting (2013-2014), Assistant (2014-2020) and Associate Professor (2020-present)).

His books include Aid in Transition: EU Development Cooperation with Russia & Eurasia (Springer, 2015) and Religion & Development: The Genesis of Democracy & Dictatorship (Edward Elgar, 2018). His articles have been published in international journals such as European Journal of Political Economy, China Economic Review, Economic Systems, Comparative Economic Studies, Eurasian Geography & Economics, Defense & Peace Economics, Journal of International Money & Finance, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, Economics Letters , Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of International Development, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Empirica, Middle East Policy, Georgia Journal for International and Comparative Law, Texas International Law Journal.

His areas of scholarly and policy interest include comparative economic systems, economic history of Eurasia and the Middle East, political economy, international economic relations, development economics and economics of emerging markets, and energy policy.

He speaks fluent Greek, English, French, German and Russian, very good Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Turkish, and good Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Armenian.