Dr. Thanos Andrikopoulos is a Financial Economist from Athens University of Economics and Business, where he studied under a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and other institutions. He is also a Teaching fellow in the Dept. of Economics University of Birmingham, and a Researcher at the Financial Engineering Research Center – FRC of the Management Science Laboratory (MSL). Prior to his doctoral studies, he graduated top of his class during both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Dept. of Economics of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He has worked as an adjunct Lecturer in Finance at the British Hellenic College in association with the University of Wales, and as a teaching assistant at the Dept. of Management Science and Technology, (AUEB). His research interests are in the area of financial economics, applied econometrics and industrial organization.