Athanasios Vamvakidis is the Resident Representative of the IMF in Croatia. His previous assignments included economist positions in the Research, Asian and Pacific and European Departments.
Fluent In: French, Greek.
1997: Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University.
1994: M.A. in Economics, Harvard University.
1992: B.A. in Economics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2004-present: Resident Representative in Croatia, International Monetary Fund.
2000-2004: Economist, European Department, International Monetary Fund.
1998-2000: Economist, Asian Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund.
1997-1998: Economist, Research Department, International Monetary Fund.
1996-1997: Economist, Harvard Institute of International Development.
1996: Summer Intern, The World Bank.
1995-1996: Business Consultant, Monitor Company.
1994-1997: Teaching Assistant, graduate and undergraduate courses in Finance and International Economics, Harvard University.
"The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa" (with Vivek Arora), South African Journal of Economics, v73, n2 (June), 2005
"How much do Trading Partners Matter for Economic Growth?" (with Vivek Arora), IMF Staff Papers, v52, n1 (April), 2005.
"Trade and Industrialization in Developing Economies" (with Sergei Dodzin), Journal of Development Economics, v75, n1 (October), 2004.
"Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Transition Economies" (with Katerina Lyroudi and John Papanastasiou), South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics, v2, n1 (Spring), 2004.
"The Impact of US Economic Growth on Other Countries: How Much Does It Matter?" (with Vivek Arora), Journal of
Economic Integration, v19, n1 (March), 2004.
"Real Effective Exchange Rate and the Constant Elasticity of Substitution Assumption" (with Antonio Spilimbergo) Journal of International Economics, v60, n2 (August), 2003.
"How Robust is the Growth-Openness Connection: Historical Evidence" Journal of Economic Growth, v7, n1 (March), 2002.
"Regional Trade Agreements or Broad Liberalization: Which Path Leads to Faster Growth?" IMF Staff Papers, v46, n1 (March), 1999.
"Regional Integration and Economic Growth" World Bank Economic Review, v12, n2 (May), 1998.
"Cost Benefit of an Oral Cancer Early Detection Program Using High Risk Screening and Tolonium Chloride" (with A. Zavras, N. Andreopoulos, D. Zavras, V. Cartsos and N. Katsikeris) Pharmacoekonomia, v15, 2003.
"Oral Cancer Treatment Costs in Greece and the Effect of Advanced Disease" (with A. Zavras, N. Andreopoulos, N. Katsikeris, D. Zavras, and V. Cartsos), BMC Public Health, v2, n12, 2002.
"Healthcare Savings from Microbiological Caries Risk Screening of Toddlers: A Cost Estimation Model" (with A. Zavras and B. Edelstein), Journal of Public Health Dentistry, v60, n3 (Summer), 2000.
"The Convergence Experience of the Greek Economy in the EU: Lessons for EU Accession Countries" in Successes and Failures in Real Convergence, edited by the National Bank of Poland, forthcoming.
"Book Review: Semiperipheral Developments and Foreign Policy: the Cases of Greece and Spain, by
Fatih Tayfur" The Polish Diplomatic Review, v4, n4, 2004.
"Regional Integration and Economic Growth, in Regional Trading Arrangements, edited by H.Singer, N.Hatti and R.Tandon, Delhi, B.R., 2003.
"The Philippines: Toward Sustainable and Rapid Growth" (with a team led by Marcus Rodlauer), IMF Occasional Paper/187, Washington DC, 2000.
"The West African Economic and Monetary Union: Recent Developments and Policy Issues" (with a team led by Ernesto Hernandez-Cata), IMF Occasional Paper/170, Washington DC, 1998.
IMF Books and Working Papers:
Cross-Cutting Themes in Employment Experiences during the Crisis, Staff Position Note No. 2010/18, November 11, 2010
A New Index of Currency Mismatch and Systemic Risk, Working Paper No. 10/263, November 01, 2010
China’s Economic Growth: International Spillovers, Working Paper No. 10/165, July 01, 2010
Convergence in Emerging Europe: Sustainability and Vulnerabilities, Working Paper No. 08/181, July 01, 2008
Regional Wage Differentiation and Wage Bargaining Systems in the EU, Working Paper No. 08/43, February 01, 2008
Economic Growth in Croatia: Potential and Constraints, Working Paper No. 07/198, August 01, 2007
External Debt and Economic Reform: Does a Pain Reliever Delay the Necessary Treatment?, Working Paper No. 07/50, March 01, 2007
Inflation Targeting and Output Growth: Empirical Evidence for the European Union, Working Paper No. 05/89, May 01, 2005
The Implications of South African Economic Growth for the Rest of Africa, Working Paper No. 05/58, March 01, 2005
How Much Do Trading Partners Matter for Economic Growth?, Working Paper No. 04/26, February 01, 2004
Forecasting Inflation in Indonesia, Working Paper No. 02/111, June 01, 2002
The Impact of U.S. Economic Growth on the Rest of the World: How Much Does it Matter?, Working Paper No. 01/119, August 01, 2001
Real Effective Exchange Rate and the Constant Elasticity of Substitution Assumption, Working Paper No. 00/128, July 01, 2000
Trade and Industrialization in Developing Agricultural Economies, Working Paper No. 99/145, October 01, 1999
Explaining Investment in the WAEMU, Working Paper No. 98/99, July 01, 1998
Regional Trade Agreements Versus Board Liberalization: Which Path Leads to Faster Growth? Time-Series Evidence, Working Paper No. 98/40, March 01, 1998
Developing Countries and the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle, Working Paper No. 98/2, January 01, 1998