Louka T. Katseli is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. She was Greece’s Minister of Labour and Social Security ( 2010 -11) and Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping ( 2009-10). An expert on international economics and development policy , Katseli, has served as Director of the OECD Development Centre ( 2003 -07) , a member and vice president of the UN’s Committee for Development Policy (1996 - 99) and a consultant for many international organizations . She has also served as Special Economic Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister ( 1993 - 96 ), a Member of the Comite des Sages for the Reform of the EU Social Charter (1995-97), a Member of the EU Monetary (1983-85) and Economic Policy Committees(1982-84) and Director General of the Hellenic Centre for Planning and Economic Research( 1982-86) . A Ph.D recipient from Princeton University , she started her academic career as Assistant (1977-82)and subsequently Associate Professor of Economics(1982-85) at Yale University and is the author of many contributions on EU integration, macroeconomic policy , migration management and development cooperation.