Dr Petros Varthalitis is a Research Officer in Macroeconomics at the Economic and Social Research Institute. Prior to joining the ESRI, he held posts at the University of Glasgow, the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Athens University of Economic and Business. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow and he was a visiting scholar at the Central Bank of Greece. He is currently working on macro-modelling and fiscal policy analysis. He developed FIR-GEM (Fiscal IRish General Equilibrium Model) a small open economy DSGE model for fiscal policy analysis in Ireland.
His main research areas are theoretical and applied macroeconomics. His research interests include fiscal and monetary policy in DSGE models (open and closed economy), fiscal and currency unions, fiscal reforms, macroeconomic and fiscal forecasting. He has taught various courses in theoretical and applied Macroeconomics and Public Finance at the University of Glasgow and Athens University of Economics and Business. His academic research has been published in peer-reviewed international academic journals such as Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, International Journal of Central Banking, CESifo Economic Studies and Economic Modelling and in books such as an MIT press volume. His applied research on fiscal and monetary policy has contributed to policy-making institutes like the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Central Bank of Greece.
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