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Christos Shiamptanis is an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. He completed his PhD in Economics in 2008 and his BS in Actuarial Science and Economics in 2003 from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
His research focuses on fiscal sustainability issues and solvency crises. He is interested in the interaction between monetary and fiscal policy, the effects of fiscal policy on inflation and interest rates, the implications of fiscal policy on sovereign default and how risky fiscal policy is in developed countries.
Awards and Achievements
Research Assistant Program Award, Ryerson University, 2012.
Teaching Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, for excellence in teaching, 2007.
Dissertation Research Fellowship Award, University at Albany, State University of New York, for excellence in research, 2007.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of fiscal policy and macroeconomics.
“Pushing the limit? Fiscal policy in the European Monetary Union” (with Betty C. Daniel), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2013), 37 (11), 2307-2321.
“Fiscal risk in a monetary union” (with Betty C. Daniel), European Economic Review (2012), 56 (6), 395-411.
“Did the euro give us a break in inflation?” Empirical Economics (2010), 39 (2), 395-411.