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Andreas Freytag
Andreas Freytag
Andreas Freytag is professor of Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller- University Jena and the Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch University

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Andreas Hatzigeorgiou
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, PhD, has been serving as expert of international economics and advisor to Sweden's Minister for Trade and Nordic Cooperation since 2009. He has also worked for the World Bank and the Swedish National Board of Trade. He earned his PhD in economics at Lund University, Sweden, and obtained his Master of Public Policy as Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research areas include international trade, firm internationalization, economic policy, growth and globalization.

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Andreas Kontoleon
Andreas Kontoleon is an environmental economist working at the Centre for Social and Economic Research for the Global Environment (CSERGE). He is currently completing his Ph.D. at the Department of Economics at University College London (UCL) where he also teaches graduate classes at UCL’s Department of Economics. He has participated in a wide range of environmental economics projects. These include studies on the preservation of the Giant Panda (sponsored by the China Council for International Co-operation on Environment & Development), the African Black Rhino (sponsored by CSERGE), and on European remote mountain lakes (sponsored by the EU Framework V Environmental & Sustainable Development Programme).

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Andreas (Andy) Jobst
Andreas (Andy) Jobst is an Economist in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on structured finance, risk management, Islamic finance, financial regulation, and econometrics. He previously worked at the Division for Insurance and Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) in Frankfurt/Main, the European Central Bank (ECB), the Bank of England, the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the European Securitization Group of Deutsche Bank, and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Mr. Jobst holds a PhD in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has been educated at Oxford and Cambridge. He has been inducted to Risk’s Who’s Who global directory of risk management.

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A Statistician’s Ordeal: The Case of Andreas Georgiou
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Miranda Xafa, World Economics, September 2019
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A Statistician’s Ordeal - The Case of Andreas Georgiou
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Miranda Xafa, World Economics, September 2019
For the past eight years Andreas Georgiou has been facing prosecution for the way he discharged his duties while he was president of Greece’s statistical agency (ELSTAT) in 2010-15. His detractors claim that Greece was forced to face harsher conditionality because the deficit was revised upwards, thus helping to justify externally imposed austerity. Despite overwhelming evidence that Mr. Georgiou correctly applied EU rules in revising Greece’s fiscal deficit and debt figures, and despite strong international support for his case, some Greek courts continued the pursuit. The Georgiou case tested the independence of the Greek judiciary, as some senior prosecutors and judges would appear to have repeatedly failed to act in accordance with the rule of law and due process. With a solid majority in parliament, the newly-elected center-right New Democracy government has the opportunity to deliver deep institutional and economic reforms. Ensuring the independence of the judiciary should be a top priority.
The European Union Must Defend Andreas Georgiou
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Nicolas Véron, World Economics, March 2019
In August 2010, Andreas Georgiou, former President of the Hellenic Statistical Authority, was charged with having harmed Greece's national interests. In this paper, Nicolas Veron argues that the relentless prosecutions against Georgiou are more than a matter of shameful harassment by Greece. Georgiou’s case also raises disturbing questions about the integrity of European statistical processes. The European Union also needs to consider reforming its statistical framework to ensure a similar scandal cannot recur.

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