About

Nikolaos (Nikos) Charalampidis

Nikolaos (Nikos) Charalampidis

I am a PhD in Economics Candidate, at the University of California, Irvine.
I study macroeconomics and monetary policy in New Keynesian DSGE models with incomplete financial market structures and heterogeneous agents. I do both theoretical and empirical work using Bayesian techniques to bring the models to the data in a rigorous way. I focus on the US and the Euro-Area economies. My research also considers the particular case of Greece, where I attempt to understand the dynamics of the Greek economic aggregates through the lens of the evolution of national wealth, asset values, and saving behavior since the 1970s and up to the current recession.

My CV can be found here    CURRICULUM VITAE   [TBA]

I can be reached by email at charalan@uci.edu , and nikolaoscharalampidis88@gmail.com ,
and by mail at the Dept. of Economics, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5100, USA

EDUCATION
University of California, Irvine, PhD in Economics Candidate
­                   Advisors: Fabio Milani, Eric Swanson
Paris School of Economics, France, MSc Analysis and Policy in Economics, 2013. Advisor, Thomas Piketty
University of Cambridge, UK, MPhil in Economics, 2012
Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece, BSc in Economics, 2011

WORKING PAPERS      [TBA soon]
*NEW*   ”Unemployment, Labor Supply and Euro-Area Shocks”, Working paper [available by email]

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
”The National Wealth-Income Ratio in Greece, 1974-2013”, The Review of Income and Wealth, forthcoming.
[Link to Publication] , [Link to Final WP] , [Link to Appendix]
Executive Summary: I estimate the evolution of the Greek wealth, and find that, similarly to the European evidence, it rises from about 280% of national income in the 1970s to about 500% in the eve of the current recession. The rise takes place mainly during 1997-2007, and is driven by prolonged capital gains while Greek national savings fall precipitously to zero. During the current recession, income falls faster than wealth.

CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL DATABASE
World Wealth & Income Database (link): all Greek wealth series stem from my work in ”The National Wealth-Income Ratio in Greece, 1974-2013”.

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Onassis Foundation Scholarship, 2013-.
Merit Fellowship in Economics, University of California, Irvine, 2013-.
Social Sciences Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 2013-2015
5th in National Examinations for the Dept. of Economics, Athens Univ. of Econ. & Business