Michael G. Arghyrou is a Professor of Economics at the University of Piraeus. He obtained his undergraduate graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and his MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of London, Queen Mary. Prior to joining the University of Piraeus in 2019, Professor Arghyrou had academic appointments at Cardiff University, and Brunel University. His main research interests are in international monetary relations, international macroeconomics, European economics and the Greek economy. He has published two research monographs, and several research articles in international peer-reviewed academic journals, on the topics of the European sovereign debt crisis, applied monetary policy, public debt sustainability, exchange rates, current account determination and international trade and investment. Since July 2019 he is the Head of the Council of Economic Advisors of the Greek Ministry of Finance, representing Greece at the Eurogroup Working Group (EWG). He is a member of the research network of the Munich CESifo Group, and a member of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics.