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Faculty of Economics

Chryssi Giannitsarou

“I love economics because it can answer questions from any facet of life, from the very abstract theoretical ones, to very concrete, quantifiable issues – and this is very rewarding."

Chryssi Giannitsarou is a Reader in Macroeconomics and Finance at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of King’s College Cambridge, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR - London), a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM). She was also a Research Fellow of the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) from 2014 to 2020. Her research is on the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, and has published in academic journals such as the The Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Monetary Economic, Review of Economic Dynamics, among others.

Chryssi has been working at Cambridge since 2004. Prior to this, she held the position of an Assistant Professor in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. Chryssi has been a visiting scholar at Stony Brook University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Why economics?

Chryssi studied mathematics as an undergraduate and obtained her degree in Athens, Greece in 1996. She then moved to London for a two-year graduate course at the London School of Economics, on Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, and transitioned to macroeconomic research during her PhD studies at London Business School.

“As a graduate student, I thought that seeing mathematical models and symbols come to life in order to explain human behavior and the complex system we call the economy was absolutely spectacular. I love economics because it can answer questions from any facet of life, from the very abstract theoretical ones, to very concrete, quantifiable issues – and this is very rewarding.”

 

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