Louka Katseli

Louka Katseli

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.