Stelios Bekiros obtained a Diploma, BSc and an MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He also holds an MSc in Decision Sciences (Statistics, Operations Research, Information Technology) and a PhD in Econometrics & Finance from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He has more than thirteen years of postdoctoral research and teaching experience in many distinguished universities and research institutions, mainly in the Netherlands, Italy, France, UK and Greece. He was a faculty member / research fellow at the European Institute for Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Operations Research and its Applications (EURANDOM), Technical University of Eindhoven, at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) of the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics of the University of Amsterdam, at the Department of Economics of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, at the Hellenic Ministry of Finance/Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), at the Department of Finance (AUEB), at the IPAG Business School in Paris, France, and at the Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens. He has also worked in other research positions in the academia and as an engineering & financial expert consultant in the public and private sector.
In 2007 he joined the EUI as a senior researcher and later affiliated research professor, under the mentorship of Professor Ramon Marimon and Professor Massimiliano Marcellino. Dr Bekiros has been awarded numerous prestigious Grants including the Max Weber Fellowship - the largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences in the world hosted by the EUI and funded by the European Commission (DG Education) – three MSCA Fellowships & Awards for pioneering work on multidisciplinary Economics, many national grants/awards by the EU, NWO, RC-AUEB/GSRT and he was appointed Scientific director of European EC projects (FP-7, H2020) at EU universities and institutions. He is Research Professor at IPAG Business School & European University Institute, Assc. Professor at the AUEB and Senior Fellow at the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis. Prof. Bekiros is also a member of the Faculty Row, the official home of America's Top Professors.
Stelios Bekiros has participated in numerous conferences and academic seminars and has been an invited speaker in many prestigious universities and institutions. During the last fourteen years he has served as principal investigator, experienced researcher, project manager or team member in many European and national research projects (e.g., H2020, FP7, Max Weber Programme, EC-Marie Curie, Netherlands organization for scientific research-NWO, EU 3rd Framework Programme, EIB, EC DG-XIII/ESPRIT, EPET-II/Hellenic Ministry of Development, Cyprus RPF/Penek etc.).
He acts as expert evaluator/vice-chair for the European Commission (EU-REA Panels, Horizon 2020, Brussels), as an expert evaluator for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), a WES expert for Ifo Institute (Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich), an expert evaluator for the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) and the NSF (USA), while he is a regular evaluator of Hellenic national research bodies.
He is Associate Editor for:
"Journal of Economic Surveys" (IF: 2.10) Wiley
"Computational Economics" Springer (IF: 1.053) - the official journal of the Society for Computational Economics (SCE)
"Econometrics" Journal (1.690)
"Entropy" Journal (IF: 1.821)
"Review of Behavioral Economics"
"Review of Behavioral Finance" (IF: 0.680)
"International Journal of Applied Statistics and Econometrics (IJASE)"
"Chaos, Solitons & Fractals" Elsevier (IF: 1.628)
"International Review of Financial Analysis" Elsevier (IF:1.457)
"Finance Research Letters" Elsevier (IF:0.842)
His research interests include econometrics, monetary economics, macro-financial theory, nonlinear economic dynamics, machine learning, financial engineering, optimal control, complex systems, extreme and Bayesian statistics and econophysics. Professor Ramazan Gençay is a mentor and everlasting inspiration in spectral econometrics since his undergraduate studies. He acts as a referee for top journals in many scientific disciplines aside from economics, and in 2010 he was given the best reviewer award by the prestigious European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR, Elsevier), and in 2016 by the Journal of Empirical Finance (Elsevier). He is a member of the European Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), the Econometric Society, the Society of Financial Econometrics, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, INFORMS, the Society for Computational Economics (SCE), the Society for Economic Measurement (SEM) and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA). His work (presently over seventy articles) has been published in many well-known academic journals including Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of International Money and Finance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Chaos Solitons & Fractals, Economics Letters, Review of Behavioral Economics, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Financial Stability, Annals of Operations Research, Computational Economics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Macroeconomics, Energy Economics, Empirical Economics, Applied Economics, Economic Modelling, IEEE-Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (IEEE-TNNLS), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, International Review of Financial Analysis, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Review of Behavioral Finance, European Journal of Finance etc., and in books and proceedings in many scientific fields. For a detailed resume please visit his CV web-page.
IDEAS ranks Prof.'s Bekiros research among the top 5% of economics/econometrics/finance authors worldwide.
Prof. Bekiros strongly emphasizes multidisciplinary research through applying techniques and methodologies from economic theory, physics, engineering, biology and psychology, in studying the complexity of economic and financial systems on a macro/microscopic level.
For further information on current research projects & collaborations, citations, refereeing, list of grants and fellowships, working papers, conferences / seminars / presentations, technical skills, workshops, membership associations, visiting positions, PhD/MSc supervisions, references etc. (more detailed CV), please use any of the email adresses provided in my contact page
Prof. Stelios Bekiros
European University Institute (EUI)
Department of Economics
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