Theodore Pelagidis is Professor of Economics at the University of Piraeus. He has conducted post-doctoral research on the EMU at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1993-94 and 1995-96 as a NATO scholar). He has also been a Fulbright and Onassis scholar recipient and a Senior Professorial Fellow at LSE. He specialises in Positive Political and European Economics. He has published more than 40 articles in professional journals. He is co-author of Understanding the Crisis in Greece. From Boom to Bust, MacMillan/ Palgrave, 2011.