Master of Arts in Law, University Athens, 1967. Master of Arts in Economics, Political Science, University Athens, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Free University Berlin, 1973.
Councillor to minister Greek Ministry National Economy, Athens, 1982-1986. Assistant professor University Athens, 1985-1987, professor economics, since 1989. Minister labor and social security Government of Greece, since 2000.
Vice president Center Planning and Research, Athens, 1983-1986. President Greek Productivity Center, Athens, 1986-1988. Vice president, board directors Bank of Investment, Athens, since 1987.
Reseracher Greek Ministry Industry/Technology, Athens, 1986-1989, Commission European Community, Brussels, 1987-1988. Member science council Greek Center European Studies, Athens, 1989. President Council Economic Advisors, 1989-1990, 93-94.
Economic advisory to prime minister, 1994-2000.
Member Royal Economics Society, American Economics Association.
Married Anna-Irene Stefanopoulou, July 18, 1968. Children: Constantin, Andreas.