Andreas Kakridis

Adjunct Lecturer in Economics

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Andreas Kakridis was born in 1979 and studied economics at Balliol College, Oxford and the Athens University for Economics and Business before his academic interests drove him towards the history of economic thought and economic history. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis on economic theorising in post-war Greece, particularly the discourse on economic development. Since then, he has been teaching economic history at the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He specialises in Greek economic history and the history of 20th century macroeconomics and development economics. More recently, he has worked on the role of foreign intervention, conditionality and aid in shaping economic performance and institutions in recipient countries. He is currently completing a book on the role of American aid in Greece’s post-war economic recovery, whilst working on the biography of a prominent Greek central banker and economist. His non-research interests span various aspects of applied microeconomics, from regional development to competition and industrial organisation, which mirror his parallel employment as an economic consultant in Athens.