Special Studies Section
While research is conducted in various departments of the Bank, the goal of the Special Studies Section is to promote high-quality independent research (both theoretical and empirical) that contributes to economic policy discussions. The Section has a number of full-time researchers and additionally acts as a hub for research conducted in the Bank of Greece.
The main areas of research are the following:
- The operation and transmission of monetary policy.
- The structure, functioning and stability of the financial system.
- Macroeconomic modelling and forecasting.
- International Finance and its interactions with monetary and fiscal policies.
- International Economics with an emphasis on the effects of the euro.
- The transformation process, with special emphasis on the economies of the Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean regions.
- Long-term determinants of economic growth in Greece – including analyses of the roles of the balance of payments and the public sector.
- Historical research on money and banking, including the construction of historical time-series data.
The research conducted under the Section’s supervision appears in the Bank’s
- Economic Bulletin, which publishes articles with a high topical interest that are less technical in nature and as such are available to the larger public.
- Working Paper series which disseminates high-quality research in diverse topics in areas of interest to the Bank.
Greek and foreign researchers visit the Bank on a regular basis, particularly under the Visiting Scholars Programme.