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Greek Economist and former Prime Minister

  • Lucas Papademos is the Prime Minister of Greece. He heads an interim coalition government.
  • Papademos previous served as Governor of the Bank of Greece (1994-2002), Vice President of the European Central Bank (2002-2010)
  • He is a visiting professor of public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Papademos is also a Senior Fellow at the Center of Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt.
  • Lucas Papademos was born in Athens, Greece on October 11, 1947
  • He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated in physics in 1970. He has a masters degree in electrical engineering in 1972. Papademos has a doctorate in economics in 1978
  • Lucas Papademos taught economics at Columbia University (1975-84) and at University of Athens (1988-93)
  • He served as Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1980. He joined the Bank of Greece as Chief Economist in 1985 and rose to the position of Deputy Governor in 1993 and Governor of the bank in 1994.
  • Lucas Papademos was involved in Greece's transition from drachma to the euro as its national currency.
  • He is a member of Academy of Athens
  • Lucas Papademos was named the Prime Minister of Greece on November 10, 2011
  • He became the Greek Prime Minister in November 2011 after George Papandreou resigned.
  • He was in office till May 16, 2012 after which Panagiotis Pikrammenos and Antonis Samaras succeeded as the Greek Prime Ministers.
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