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Michael G. Papaioannou, PhD

TA Expert-Advisor

International Monetary Fund

Dr. Michael G Papaioannou

Michael G. Papaioannou, PhD, serves as an expert-advisor at the International Monetary Fund and is a visiting scholar and professor of economics at the LeBow College of Business. He was a deputy division chief at the Debt and Capital Markets Instruments, Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF until July 2017. While at the IMF, Papaioannou led numerous IMF missions on developing economic and financial policies for emerging market and developed economies, designing and implementing sovereign asset and liability management frameworks, and establishing and managing SWFs. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a senior vice president for International Financial Services and director of the Foreign Exchange Service at the WEFA Group and served as chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisors of Greece. He was a principal research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Economics, LINK Central. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in economics from Georgetown University, and he has published extensively in the area of international finance.

Visiting Scholar and Professor - Economics
With LeBow since 2017
Gerri C. LeBow Hall 1038

Papaioannou earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His current research focuses on sovereign debt management in both growth and distresses periods, as well as on the development of local currency bond and derivative markets.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Finance
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Climate Change and Green Finance
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics and Central Banking
  • Applied Econometrics