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Yiannis Tirkides

Research Fellow, Center for European and International Affairs

Tirkides received his graduate and postgraduate studies in Canada, at the
Universities of Toronto and Alberta. He is currently heading economic analysis with
a local banking group in Cyprus and he is a senior
research fellow at the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs,
affiliated with the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. His professional
experience includes investment strategy in a private banking environment,
investment manager in a life insurance environment, research and analysis in
brokerage, strategy planning and development in banking. He taught macroeconomics and international
economic integration. He is the author and co-author of a number of Journal
articles, books and edited volumes. His research interests focus on country
economics and risk, monetary economics and the economics of the Eurozone.