Michael G. Arghyrou (BSc, ASOEE; MSc, Queen Mary – London; PhD, Queen Mary – London) is a Reader in Economics at Cardiff Business School and was recently elected as Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus. His research interests are international macroeconomics/finance. He has published two research monographs on European economics and numerous research articles in journals of international academic reputation. He is internationally recognised as a leading expert in European economics, providing regular commentary to major international media. He also provides regular commentary and opinion articles to reputable Greek media.. He is a member of the Research Fellows Network of the CESifo Group Munich. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis, Athens and a member of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics.