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Dr. Stelios Makrydakis Head of Section,

Summary: Dr. Stelios Makrydakis
Head of Section,
- European Central Bank
School of Social Sciences
- Economics and Econometrics
Alumnus Profile
Dr Stelios Makrydakis is sure his years at Southampton studying Economics and
Econometrics gave him the knowledge and skills he needed to succeed in his
career as an economist. He now leads a team of 10 professional economists at
the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt examining the impacts of global
economic developments on the Euro area economy and plans to establish links
between the Bank and the University in order to make Southampton graduates
aware of the training and employment opportunities at the Bank and encourage
them to work for Europe.
Stelios enrolled on the Masters programme in Economics and Econometrics in
1985 after completing his undergraduate degree in the subject at the University
of Piraeus. "I had heard of Southampton's strong reputation in this area and
wanted to specialise in econometrics and applied economics," he says. Stelios
arrived early to take University preparatory classes in academic writing and
found them very useful: "This smoothed my way into academic life in the UK,


Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton


Collections: Mathematics