George Galanos is Assistant Professor, Economic Policy and Competitiveness at the University of Piraeus. Previously, he was Lecturer in International Economic Relations in the Economics Department of the Democritus University of Thrace. He holds a PhD in International Economics and Tourism Competitiveness from the University of Piraeus, an M.B.A. focus in Tourism Management and a B.Sc. degree in Economics. During the period 2002- 2009 he worked as a Researcher, head of the European Programs Department, in the Research Center of “Evaluation of Development Policies and Programs” of the University of Thessaly. He has published in academic journals and books, such as the World Economy, Intereconomics, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Research Journal of International Studies, International Bulletin of Business Administration etc and has also participated in international conferences.