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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.


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.


Member Academy of Athens.


Married Mathilda Rakowitz, July 5, 1923.

Charalambos Varvaressos

Hypatia Varvaressos

Mathilda Rakowitz