Professor Nikitas Pittis
Professor in Financial Econometrics at the University of Piraeus, Department of Banking and Financial Management
Prof. Dr. Nikitas Pittis is Full Professor in Financial Econometrics at the Department of Banking and Financial Management of the University of Piraeus, since 2004. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Eurobank EFG Asset Management Investment Firm. He holds a PhD in Econometrics from Birkbeck College of the University of London (UK). He was Associate Professor at the University of Piraeus (2000-2003), as well as Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Cyprus (1996-2000). He has taught economics and econometrics at the London School of Economics of the University of London (1989-1991) and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (1993). He has worked as an economist in the research department of UBS in Zurich (1992- 1993) and as a senior research associate at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London (1991-1992). He was also member of the Board of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of the Greek Government (2004-2006).
His main research interests are Theoretical and Applied Econometrics and International and Financial Economics. He has published a big number of research papers in highly ranked academic journals, such as Econometric Theory, Econometrics Journal, Econometric Reviews, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Economics Letters, Journal of International Money and Finance, Canadian Journal of Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Financial Econometrics, etc. He is also the author of two books (in Greek): ‘Probabilistic Foundations of Econometric Theory’ and ‘Economic Dynamics: Theory and Empirical Applications’. Prof. Pittis’ work is widely recognised, as documented in the thousands of citations to his name in ‘Google’ and ‘Google Scholar’ search engines, in academia and financial and banking institutions all over the world. He has co-ordinated a big number of research projects funded by various national and international organizations and foundations. He has acted as a referee in a number of prestigious scientific journals and has supervised six PhD thesis. He has presented his work in a big number of prestigious international scientific conferences and has given academic and public lectures at Universities and Research Institutes all over the world.
Prof. Nikitas Pittis was born in Athens in 1963. He is married to Prof. Phoebe Koundouri. They have two daughters, Chrysilia and Bellie, and they all live in Kifisia, Athens.
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