Dimitris Katsikas is Assistant Professor of International and European Political Economy at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Athens and Head of the Crisis Observatory at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). He studied at the Athens University of Economics and Business and the London School of Economics. His research focuses on international and European political economy. In recent years, the Greek and European crises have become his major research interests. He has participated as researcher and coordinator in a number of Greek and European research programmes related to the crisis.