Professor Georgios Karras

Dr. Georgios Karras is a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, since 2001 until present.

His current research interests include:

  • Monetary Integration and Dollarization The Macroeconomics of Private and Official Financial Flows Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • International Economics and Economic & Monetary Integration
  • Econometrics and Time Series

His research has focused on both the business-cycle and long-run growth aspects of macroeconomics. In various articles, Dr. Georgios Karras has tested some of the predictions of different growth theories and their convergence implications. In a number of other articles, he has examined the sources of business-cycle fluctuations and the importance of fiscal and monetary policies, including the role of the economy’s openness to international trade for the potency of monetary policy, and the consequences of monetary integration and dollarization.

Dr. Karras is also a member of the editorial boards in journals such as: Applied Econometrics and International Development, Regional Science Inquiry, The Open Business Journal, The Open Economics Journal, and the International Economic Journal. He is also referee in international scientific journals, book series, member of academic services, as well as scientific associations.

His selected research publication include:

  • Business-Cycle Synchronization in the EMU (with Davide Furceri), Applied Economics, Vol.40, No.12, June 2008, 1491-1501.
  • How Homogenizing Are Monetary Unions? Evidence fro m the U.S. States. North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol.14, No.3, December 2003, 381-397.

By Dr. Aikaterini Kokkinou, University of Glasgow