Athanasios Orphanides

Faculty

Athanasios Orphanides

About

Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

He is also an Honorary Advisor to the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability.

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.

Before joining MIT Sloan, he held positions at central banks in the United States and in Europe.  From May 2007 to May 2012, he 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 Advisor at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he had started his professional career as an economist.  

Athanasios Orphanides obtained undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics as well as a PhD in economics from MIT.

Publications

"The Boundaries of Central Bank Independence: Lessons from Unconventional Times."

Athanasios Orphanides. Discussion Paper No. 2018-E-10. In Central Bank in a Changing World: 2018 Bank of Japan Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies Conference, Tokyo, Japan: May 2018.

"ECB Monetary Policy and Euro Area Governance: Collateral eligibility criteria for sovereign debt."

Orphanides, Athanasios, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5258-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, November 2017.

"Independent Central Banks and the Interplay between Monetary and Fiscal Policy."

Orphanides, Athanasios, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5257-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, November 2017.

"Central Bank Policies and the Debt Trap."

Orphanides, Athanasios, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5187-17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, February 2017.

"The Term Structure and Inflation Uncertainty."

Breach, Tomas, Stefania D’Amico, and Athanasios Orphanides, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5182-16. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, December 2016.

"Fiscal Implications of Central Bank Balance Sheet Policies."

Orphanides, Athanasios, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5168-16. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, July 2016.

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