George Karras


Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1990


Fields of Interest : 
Macroeconomics, International Economics, Econometrics

Selected Research:
Business-Cycle Synchronization in the EMU.@ (with Davide Furceri), Applied Economics, Vol.40, No.12, June 2008, 1491-1501.

How Homogenizing Are Monetary Unions? Evidence from the U.S. States.@ North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol.14, No.3, December 2003, 381-397.

Openness and the Effects of Monetary Policy,@ Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol.18, No.1, February 1999, 13-26.

Are the Output Effects of Monetary Policy Asymmetric? Evidence from a Sample of European Countries,@ Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol.58, No.2, May 1996, 267-278.

Convergence Revisited,@ (with Paul Evans), Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol.37, No.2, April 1996, 249-265.

Sources of Business Cycles in Europe: 1960-1988. Evidence from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom,@ European Economic Review, Vol.38, No.9, December 1994, 1763-1778.

Current Research Interests: 
Monetary Integration and Dollarization

The Macroeconomics of Private and Official Financial Flows

Economic Growth 

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business 

Who’s Who in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003 

Associate Editor, International Economic Journal (areas: Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, International Finance) 

Member, Advisory Board, Applied Econometrics and International Development 
Favorite MBA Professor Award, 2004 

CBA Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999 

Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award, 2000

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Contact Information

Location: 714 UH, MC 144
Phone: (312) 996-2321
Fax: (312) 996-3344