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George Karras, PhD




Building & Room:

714 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2321

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Selected Publications

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.

Notable Honors

1999, Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, CBA

2000, Teaching Recognition Program Award, Council for Excellence Teaching&Learning

2004, Favorite Professor Award, MBA


PhD, Ohio State University, 1990

Professional Memberships

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

Research Currently in Progress

Monetary Integration and Dollarization, The Macroeconomics of Private and Official Financial Flows, Economic Growth