Louka T. Katseli is Professor of International Economics and Development at the Department of Economics of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has served as Chair of the Board of the National Bank of Greece and Chair of the Hellenic Bank Association (2015 – 2016), Greece’s Minister of Labor and Social Security (2010 – 2011) and Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping (2009 – 2010). With a Ph. D in International and Development Economics from Princeton University, she has taught as Assistant and Associate Professor at Yale University and has published extensively in her fields of interest which include international, development and institutional economics. She has served as Director of the OECD Development Centre ( 2003 – 2007) , member and vice-president of the UN Committee for Development Policy ( 1996–1999) ,  Special Advisor to the Greek Prime Minister (1993 – 1996) and Director of the Centre for Planning and Economic Research (1983-1986). She has been a member of the EC Monetary and Economic Policy Committees and an advisor and consultant to various governments and international organizations.