He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business in 1996, and received his Master of Science in Economics in 1997 from the same university. Angeletos has published many articles in the field of macroeconomics. In particular, much of his research has investigated the impact of informational frictions in macro settings.
He has made many notable contributions to the field of global games, which followed the work of Stephen Morris and Hung Song Shin.
More recently, his work has focused on the role of dispersed information in the business cycle.
Angeletos earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics in 2001 from Harvard. After graduating from Harvard, Angeletos became a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty, and was awarded tenure there in 2007.