Alex Mandilaras graduated with a BSc in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business in 1996. Following completion of an MA degree in Financial and Business Economics at the University of Essex in 1998, he embarked on a PhD with a full scholarship at the University of Surrey. He received his PhD in 2001 and, in the same year, the awarding institution appointed him as a lecturer in economics. Since then he has published several articles in international economics journals. He has also held part-time positions at NYU London and Santa Clara University in California. He is currently external examiner at the University of Bradford. He has also served as external examiner at the University of Essex and the University of London, Imperial College.
Alex's research agenda focuses on international finance. On the main, he works on issues related to the balance of payments. He has published -or is currently working- on the following topics:
International macro policy trilemma
Exchange rate regimes
Exchange rates modelling
Currency crises and contagion
Public debt management