Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece
He was born in the village of Doxa (Arcadia, Peloponnese) on 13 November 1962. He graduated with honours from the Faculty of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a PhD in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. Since 1997, he has worked as an Economist with the Economic Analysis and Research Department of the Bank of Greece. Over the past six years, he created and developed the Department’s Real Estate Market Analysis Section. Before joining the Bank of Greece, Mr Mitrakos worked for the Centre of Planning and Economic Research – KEPE (1987-88) and for the National Accounts Department of the Hellenic Statistical Authority – ELSTAT (1989-97). In 2011 he was elected Associate Professor at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. As a Visiting Professor he has also taught in the post-graduate programme of the University of the Peloponnese as well as courses in Business Administration and Organisation Management at the Hellenic Open University. In 2010-2011, he served as vice-president of the Hellenic Public Real Estate Corporation.
He has participated in many international conferences and has several years of research and teaching experience. He has published over 50 articles in international journals and in collective volumes. He has also co-authored five books, including “The Greek banking landscape and the international financial crisis”, “Structural change and banking employment”, and “Education and the labour market”, which won an award from the Academy of Athens. His research focus is on labour market issues, European and monetary policy, income distribution and the real estate market.
Since March 2015, he is Deputy Governor of the Bank of Greece.