Dr. Vassilios Papavassiliou was born in Athens in 1971. He earned his Ph.D in Finance from the Queen's University of Belfast, U.K. under the supervision of Professor Michael Moore. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master's degree in Finance and Banking from the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests span the areas of market microstructure, high-frequency finance and asset pricing. His work has been published in international refereed journals, such as the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, European Journal of Finance, and Economic Notes. He has also acted as referee for a number of journals including the Emerging Markets Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and International Review of Economics and Finance.
Dr. Papavassiliou has taught finance courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Athens University of Economics and Business and other universities. Since 2011, he holds a Research Fellowship at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business.
He brings significant multi-year experience in investment banking and has held senior management positions in both multinational and Greek domestic banking institutions, including Citibank. He is an active member of various working groups at the Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Bank Association and a member of the Economic Chamber of Greece. He also holds affiliations with various professional and academic international associations. He is certified portfolio manager and investment consultant from the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.