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Kyriakos Varvaressos

Kyriakos Varvaressos, Greek economist. Decorated with various honors by Greece and other goverments. Member Academy of Athens.


  • Varvaressos, Kyriakos was born on March 4, 1884 in Athens, Greece. Son of Charalambos and Hypatia Varvaressos.

  • Education

    • Doctor Law and Economics University of Athens, 1906. Student of University of Munich, Germany, 1908-1909, University of Berlin, 1909-1911. Honorary Doctor of Philisophy, University of Bonn, Germany, 1938.


    • 1 daughter, Yvonne. Chief section, Ministry of National Economy, Greece, 1911-1913, director statistics, 1913-1920. Assistant professor economics, University of Athens, 1918-1923, professor since 1923. Economics adviser Greek National Bank, 1924-1933.

      Minister of finance, 1932. Deputy governor Bank of Greece, 1933-1939, governor, 1939-1945. Minister of finance, 1941-1943 (with Greek government in exile, London).

      Ambassador at large for economics affairs representing Greece at U.N.R.R.A. Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1943, Bretton Woods, 1944, San Francisco, 1945), 1943-1945. Vice president council of ministers, also minister of coordination for Greece, 1945. Executive director International Bank for Reconstrn. and Development since May 1946.


    • Author (in Greek): Theory of Population, 1911. The Most-Favored Nation Clause in Commercial Treaties, 1923. The Economic Consequences of the Peace Treaties, 1923.

      Contributor various articles to economics periodicals.


    Denomination: Greek Orthodox


    Member Academy of Athens.


    • Married Mathilda Rakowitz, July 5, 1923.
    • father: Charalambos Varvaressos
    • mother: Hypatia Varvaressos
    • spouse: Mathilda Rakowitz
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    Born March 4, 1884