CEPE – Economy & Society

Panagiotis Liargovas

Panagiotis Liargovas received his B.A. from the University of Athens and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University, Worcester MA. He was a Fulbright Scholar, a Bakala Foundation Scholar, a Teaching Assistant Scholar (Clark University) and a European Commission Intern (Brussels). He has taught at many universities including Clark University, University of Bologna and University of Strasbourg. He has served as economic advisor to the Greek Ministry of Finance, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Athens on several occasions. In 2013-18 he was Head of the Budget Office of the Greek Parliament in the Greek Parliament. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Planning and Economic Research (CEPE) and the National Productivity Council. He is also Professor of Economics at the University of Peloponnese. He specializes in International and European Economics, Regional Economics and Economic Development and Policy. He has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and has published more than 20 books.

The role of CEPE in the sustainable development of Kalamata

The Centre for Planning and Economic Research (CEPE) was founded in 1959 as a small research unit under the name “Centre for Economic Research”. The decision to establish it was taken by the then Prime Minister, Konstantinos G. K., who decided to establish the Centre as a research centre in 1959. The decision was taken by the then Governor of the Bank of Greece, Xenophontos E. Zolotas, and the first Scientific Director and Chairman of the Board was Professor Andreas G. Karamanlis. Papandreou, who was invited for this purpose by the University of Berkeley, USA. Since its foundation, the main purpose of the KEPE has been the scientific study of the economic problems of Greece, the encouragement of economic research and cooperation with other scientific institutions. The presentation will analyse the way in which the ELC can contribute to the sustainable development of Kalamata.