HISTORY

 

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The Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) was established in 1959 as a research unit, under the title "Centre for Economic Research", to methodically study the challenges faced by the Greek economy, encourage economic research in Greece, and further cooperation with other scientific institutions.

 

In 1964, the Centre acquired its present name and organizational structure along with the additional charges of (a) preparing short, medium and long-term  development   plans (including plans for local and regional development, and public investments); (b) analyzing contemporary developments in the Greek    economy, engaging in short and medium-term forecasts, and formulating proposals for development policies; (c) training young economists in the fields of planning and economic development.

 

Having produced over 650 publications, nowadays KEPE focuses on applied research projects about the Greek economy and provides technical advice on economic and social policy issues to the minister for Development and Competitiveness, the Centres supervisor.

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS AND BOARD CHAIRMEN SINCE 1960

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS AND BOARD CHAIRMEN SINCE 1960


listed below along with the professional posts that they held at the time of their appointment at KEPE

 

 

Scientific Directors and Board Chairmen

 

  • Michael Psalidopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, 2015 -
  • Nikolaos Philippas, Associate Professor, University of Piraeus, 2013-2015
  • Panagiotis Korliras, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2010-2013
  • Kyprianos Prodromidis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2004-2009
  • Theodore Lianos, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2002-2004
  • George Zanias, Associate Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 1998-2001
  • George Koutsoumaris, Professor, California State University at Hayward (USA), 1964-1967
  • Andreas Papandreou, Professor, University of California at Berkeley (USA), 1960-1964

 

Scientific Directors

  • Vassilios Droukopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, 1994-1997
  • Tryphon Kollitzas, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 1993
  • Maria Konstantopoulou, Professor, Athens School of Economics and Business, 1989-1992
  • Herakles Polemarchakis, Professor, Columbia University (USA), 1987-1988
  • Louka Katseli, Associate Professor, Yale University (USA), 1982-1986
  • Reginos Theocharis, Professor, Athens School of Economics and Business, 1978-1981
  • Evangelos Voloudakis, Research Director, Bank of Greece, 1974-1977
  • Elias Balopoulos, Professor, Athens School of Economics and Business, 1967-1974

 

Chairmen of the Board of Directors 

 

  • Andreas Kintis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 1997
  • Stavros Thomadakis, Professor, University of Athens, 1994-1997
  • Konstantinos Drakatos, Professor, University of Athens, 1990-1993
  • George Provopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, 1989-1990
  • Argyrios Fatouros, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1987-1989
  • Alexander Sarris, Professor, University of Athens, 1983-1987
  • Panagiotis Karadimas, Professor, Piraeus Graduate School of Industrial Studies, 1981-1982
  • Vasilios Sarsentis, Professor, Piraeus Graduate School of Industrial Studies, 1979-1981
  • Dimitrios Chalikias, Research Director, Bank of Greece, 1976-1979
  • George Chalkiopoulos, Professor, Athens School of Economics and Business, 1974-1976
  • Konstantinos Papagiannis, Deputy Research Director, Bank of Greece, 1973-1974
  • Dimitrios Delivanis, Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1967-1973

 

Vice Chairmen of the Board of Directors 

 

  • Nikolaos Frangos, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, since 2015
  • Stylianos Katranidis, Professor, University of Macedonia, 2013-2015
  • Elias Tzavalis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2010-2013
  • Theodoros Skountzos, Professor, University of Piraeus, 2004-2009
  • George Tavlas, Special Advisor, Bank of Greece, 2002-2004
  • Nikolaos Tatsos, Professor, Panteion University, 1998-2001

 

Deputy Scientific Directors

 

  • Loukis Athanassiou, Senior Research Fellow, KEPE, 1979-1998
  • George Chiotis, Professor, Athens School of Economics and Business, 1974
  • Panagiotis Pavlopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, 1971-1973
  • Pan. A. Yotopoulos, Professor, Stanford University (USA), 1963
  • Adamantios Pepelasis, Professor, University of California at Davis (USA), 1962-1963