Dr. Nikolaos I. Georgikopoulos (BSc, Diploma, MSc, Ph.D.)


Financial Economist


Visiting Research Professor at New York University - Stern School of Business (New York)

Senior Associate at London Metropolitan University - STORM research centre (London)

Senior Research Fellow at KEPE (Athens)


Dr. Nikolaos Georgikopoulos is a visiting research Professor in the IOMS department at New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business since 2012. He is also a senior research associate at London Metropolitan University, affiliated with the STORM research centre (Statistics, Operational Research and Mathematics) since 2009 and a senior research fellow in financial economics at the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) in Athens since 2007. He was also the Head of information technology at KEPE from January 2011 - June 2013. KEPE is the largest economic research institute in Greece and operates under the supervision of the Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. His main activities at KEPE are focused on applied research concerning the Greek economy, on the study of economic conjuncture and on the provision of advisory services to the government on issues of economic analysis and policy.


He was the coordinator of four research projects assigned to KEPE by the Greek state: a) The Growth Vision for Greece 2020: Forecasts, growth conditions, and financing mechanisms (coordinator of the section: the financing mechanisms), which was submitted to the Ministry of Finance - Council of Economic Advisors (1st deliverable, Athens, July 2013), b) Investment Opportunities in Greece:  The path to Recovery and Sustainable Growth, which was submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office (Athens, February 2013), c) The Impact of Electronic Transactions on Tax Revenues, which was submitted to the Hellenic Parliament (Athens, November 2011), and d) Investment Opportunities in Greece, which was submitted to the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping (Athens, September 2011). Additionally, he is currently the research coordinator and the project manager of the first two research projects commissioned at KEPE by two international companies: a) The first one is about the illicit tobacco trade in Greece and the negative consequences to the Greek economy, and, the second project examines the impact of electronic transactions on public revenues from the immediate return of VAT.


Dr. Georgikopoulos is also an external senior research associate of Professor Nicos Christofides, Imperial College London. Between 2007 - 2012,  he had been a visiting scholar at New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


Dr. Georgikopoulos is a founding member of the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE), based at New York University - Stern School of Business, whose founding Co-President is Prof. Robert Engle (2003 Nobel Prize in Economics). He has also been attending the Committee on Financial Markets at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since 2009.


Prior to joining KEPE, he occupied the following posts:


Financial Research Consultant at the Centre for Quantitative Finance, at Imperial College London.


Financial Research Project Manager at Bevlodge Limited (London).


Financial Adviser at KT & SS Ltd (London).


Quantitative Risk Analyst at Xenomorph Software Ltd.  (London).


Financial Researcher & Assistant Trader at Barclays – BZW (London).


Assistant lecturer in Mathematics and Finance, at Imperial College London.


He received his B.Sc. (First-Class Honours) in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His first post-graduate degree, Master of Science in Mathematical Finance, was obtained from the University of Oxford, UK. He has obtained a Diploma in Quantitative Finance from the Centre for Quantitative Finance (CQF) at Imperial College London, UK. He also holds a Ph.D. in Finance, from the Business School at Imperial College London. He was a Post-Doctoral academic scholar at Stern School of Business, NYU, USA.


His current research is in the field of finance. Among his other interests are risk management, quantitative finance, banking and investment. He has published research papers in the field of mathematical modelling, finance and risk management. He wrote many articles in widely circulated economic and financial magazines and newspapers, regarding the current financial crisis and the Greek banking system. He co-authored three books in shipping, market competition and government bond yields spreads. He was a main speaker and/or participated in roundtables in many international and Greek financial conferences.


At present, he is coordinating two joint research projects at KEPE, the first one in collaboration with the Stern School of Business at New York University, on the optimal issuance of the government bonds, and the second in collaboration with the STORM research centre at London Metropolitan University, on the development of the Greek - German government bond spreads.

Prof. Mike Pinedo.

NYU - Stern Business School.

Prof. Eitan Zemel.

NYU - Stern Business School.

Conference Participation, International Magazine - Newspaper and Media Appearance Links:

Prof. Nicos Christofides

Imperial College London

Le Figaro French

newspaper  - 28/11/2013

French newspaper 

Le Monde - 7/03/2012.

French newspaper 

Le Monde - 23/04/2012.

Basler Zeitung Swiss newspaper - 14/05/2012.

Financial Times Deutsch newspaper - 25/06/2012.

Contributor - The Banker magazine special edition:Top 1000 World Banks 2012 (July).

Financial Times - Contributor to the Banker: How to Run a Bank 2012.


Panellist representative of KEPE at the conference

organised by the Hellenic American Union and the

Delft University of Technology - 30 May 2012, Athens.

Financial Times Deutsch newspaper - 8/11/2012.

Financial Times conference - 05/12/2012

Keynote Speaker at the Financial Times

conference - Athens 05/12/2012.

Daily coverage European affairs

in Brussels - 13/12/2012 (page 11).

French newspaper 

Le Monde - 17/12/2012.

Financial Times Deutsch newspaper - 14/05/2012.

Der Standard  Austrian newspaper - 10/04/2012.

Deutsch business magazine Wirtschafts Woche - 21/05/2012.

Distinguished keynote speaker    Kefalonia - Greece 1-2 June 2012.

Ant1 TV - 18/12/2012.

Capital TV - 3/01/2012.

Attended the Global Systemic Risk  Conference  in FED of NY -  17/11/2011.

French newspaper

Le Monde - 27/10/2011.

The vice-president of the Hellenic Parliament MP G. Niotis mentioned my research work at KEPE -  4/12/2011.

24h.gr - 29/12/2011.

Presented a research paper - 21/10/2011.

Skai TV - 15/03/2012.

Ant1 TV - 18/03/2012.

 Financial Times Deutsch newspaper - 5/04/2012.

Deutsch newspaper 

Die Welt - 20/05/2012.

NET - 06/10/2012.

NET - 21/11/2012.

NET - 16/11/2012.

NET - 13/11/2012.

NET - 13/12/2012.

Skai TV - 4/12/2012.

Skai TV - 22/07/2012.

Ant1 TV - 31/12/2012.

Capital TV - 31/12/2012.

Mega TV - 6/03/2013.

Ant1 TV - 23/03/2013.

Capital TV - 28/03/2013.

NET - 27/03/2013.

Mega TV - 30/03/2013.

Sigma live TV - 22 May 2013

Fileleftheros Cypriot Newspaper - 26/05/2013

3rd Nicosia Economic Congress, 22 May 2013,

Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia.

Gold - The international Investment

Magazine in Cyprus - July 2013

Star TV - 09/09/2013

The New York Times newspaper - 06/11/2012

Article in Europolitics magazine

Brussels Belgium - 1/10/2013 (page 7)

Mega TV - 6/10/2013.

Star TV - 1/10/2013

Star TV - 28/10/2013

Der Standard  Austrian newspaper - 10/10/2013

La Tribune French

newspaper  - 22/11/2013

European Business Review

European magazine online - 12/11/2013

Speaker at the Exports Money Conference 2013, Divani Apollon Pallace, Athens, 15 November 2013

The Video of  the Panel I:

Exports Money Conference 2013 (click here)

My presentation slides at the

Exports Money Conference 2013 (click here)

Le Courrier des Balkans

French portal - 30/10/2013

Newmoney.gr: Investment

Opportunities in Greece:

the Agri Sector -

22/11/2013 (click here)

Capital.gr: Investment

Opportunities in Greece:

the Industry Sector - 26/11/2013 (click here)

Capital.gr: Attracting FDIs in Greece. 19/11/2013 (click here)


Illicit Tobacco Trade

 9/11/2013 (click here)

The Society for Financial Econometric

Capital TV - 3/08/2010.

Keynote Speaker -  24/06/2009.

FT Times - Contributor to the Banker: How to Run a Bank 2010.

E-mail: nikolaos@stern.nyu.edu 

MEGA TV - 17/04/2011.

Ant1 TV - 4/12/2011.

Capital.gr: Investment

Opportunities in Greece:

the Energy Sector - 21/3/2014 (click here)

The Italian ex Prime Minister Mario Monti during the Economist conference in Athens - 10 July 2014

KEPE’s  research seminar with Prof. Nicholas Economides - 29 May 2014

Representing KEPE at the Euromoney conference in Vienna: The Central & Eastern European Forum 2014

Participating at the round-table discussion with the Portuguese Secretary of

State of European Affairs, Mr Bruno Macaes, at the offices of the European

Parliament building (Athens, 21 November 2013)

Article published in European Business Review magazine

Jan-Feb 2014 (page 36)

Interviewed for the Radio France (at 7'30'' min) - 6 February 2014

Article published in the Business Partners magazine

Jan - Feb 2014 (page 36)

SBC TV - 10 March 2014

Speaker at KEPE’s research seminar

 ‘The Greek Banking System’ - 24 February 2014

Special event at KEPE for the research project I coordinated

on the Illicit tobacco trade in Greece - 4 November 2013

Interview at SBC TV with Prof. N. Economides - 30 May 2014

Kurier Austrian newspaper

17 June 2014

Kathimerini Greek newspaper  24 May 2014

Meeting with the Dean of the Stern School of Business

at NYU, Professor Peter Henry. 30 September 2014

Star TV - 4/09/2014

Action 24 TV  - 15/10/2014

Star TV - 7/11/2014

The President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy. Athens - 7/11/2014

Star TV - 26/10/2014

SBC TV - 27/10/2014

ANT1 TV - 8/11/2014

Digital Banking Conference 2014 - Athens 22/10/2014

CNBC TV - 12/1/2015

Monocle 24 Radio - 27/1/2015

Capital Web TV  - 14/1/2015

Star TV  - 13/1/2015

Euromoney conference in Vienna - 20/1/2015

Action 24 TV - 31/1/2015

SBC TV - 4/2/2015

Ant1 TV - 12/2/2015

Action 24 TV - 12/2/2015

SKAI TV - 14/2/2015

The Banker (FT) 

March  2015

NERIT - 13/3/2015

9th Annual Global Macro Conference

(NY) - 19/3/2015

Professor Dimitris Bertsimas at MIT (Boston) - 26/4/2015

Mega TV - 3/5/2015

Panellist on Banking Money Conference - 02/11/2011.