Michalis Haliassos

Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR

Michalis Haliassos is Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, Director of the Center for Financial Studies (CFS), and Director of the CEPR Network on Household Finance. He is Research Fellow of CEPR in Financial Economics, International Research Fellow of NETSPAR, and advisor to the European Central Bank on the construction of a Eurozone Survey of Household Finances and Consumption.

Haliassos' research interests lie in Macroeconomics and Finance with emphasis on household finance. He has studied household portfolio choice under labor income risk, stockholding behavior, consumer debt, portfolios of aging households internationally, cultural influences and effects of social interactions on financial behavior, the distribution of wealth, the impact of credit market imperfections, and the role of financial advice. He has edited three volumes on Household Finance (MIT Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Edward Elgar) and an MIT Press volume on Financial Innovation now available in paperback and online. His papers have appeared in major international journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, theInternational Economic Review, the Economic Journal, and the Review of Finance; and in edited volumes, including the Handbook of Monetary Economics and the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and Finance.

He has also been involved in policy analysis. He edits, together with Yannis Ioannides (Tufts) and Thanasis Stengos (Guelph), the policy blog Greek Economists for Reform. He recently completed a two-year term on the Panel of the journal Economic Policy (2010-11), and a three-year term as member of the 11-member Greek National Council on Research and Technology (ESET) advising the Greek government on how to fund and promote research and innovation (2010-13).

Michalis Haliassos portrait