Lucas Papademos holds a Chair in Economic Sciences at the Academy of Athens and is President of the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy, which is the largest research center of biomedical science in Greece. He is Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Athens, Distinguished Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC), Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt.
He served as Prime Minister of Greece (2011-2012), leading a government of national unity during a critical phase of the Greek debt and economic crisis. Previously, he was the Vice-President of the European Central Bank from 2002 to 2010 and the Governor of the Bank of Greece from 1994 to 2002.
He has also been on the faculty of Columbia University (1975-1984), the University of Athens (1988-2014), and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2011-2013). He has served as a member of many boards, councils and committees, including the Executive Board of the ECB, the G20 Financial Stability Board, the EU Economic and Financial Committee and the Central Bank Governance Group at the Bank for International Settlements.
In addition to numerous policy papers, he has published articles in a wide range of leading academic journals and has edited several books. He holds an S.B. in physics, an S.M. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.