Costas Azariadis is currently the Edward Mallinchrodt Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St Louis. Professor Azariadis completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering at the National Technical University in Athens, and his graduate degrees at Carnegie-Mellon University: MBA with Distinction, and Ph.D. in Economics. He started his academic career at Brown University and then at the University of Pennsylvania, where he spent 15 years. Prior to joining Washington University in St Louis, he served as Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California-Los Angeles, where he spent 14 years. Other appointments include visits at Princeton University, Hebrew University, EHESS, LSE, Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the University of Vienna.
Professor Azariadis’ current research is focused on multiple equilibria and stabilization policy, the dynamics of economic development, and the role of imperfect financial markets in dynamic general equilibrium. He is the inaugural director of the Center for Dynamic Economics (CEDEC). Over the last thirty years, he has published widely in the leading top-tier journals in economics, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has lectured in nearly 100 universities worldwide and given many keynote lectures in international conferences. Professor Azariadis is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and he has served as an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and Macroeconomic Dynamics.