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Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Orphanides is also a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow of the Center for Financial Studies, a Research Fellow of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability and a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee.
His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy and he has published extensively on these topics. He has also contributed to the ongoing debate on the euro area crisis.
From May 2007 to May 2012, Orphanides served a five-year term as governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and was a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Following the creation of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2010, he was elected a member of its first Steering Committee. Earlier, he served as senior adviser at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he had started his professional career as an economist.
Athanasios Orphanides obtained his undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a PhD in economics from MIT.
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