Catherine Kyrtsou is Associate Professor of MacroFinance at the University of Macedonia, Department of Economics, in Greece and Deputy Director of CAC at the ΙΧΧΙ Institut Rhône-Alpin des Systèmes Complexes in Lyon. She is visiting Professor at the Hellenic Open University, the International Hellenic University and the University of Montpellier I, Associate Researcher at the University of Strasbourg and University of Paris 10, Associate Member of the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris, Ile-de-France, Member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, the Society for Economic Measurement and the Cliometric Society. Former Scientific Expert in asset management at the University of Luxembourg, she has recently joined the Complex Systems and Applications group (COSA) of the National Centre of Scientific Sciences “Demokritos” in Athens. She holds degrees from the University of Macedonia (B.A in Economics in 1995), and the University of Montpellier I (DEA in 1997 and Doctorat in Economics in 2002). In addition, she acts as expert evaluator for the US National Science Foundation and the European Commission, serves as book reviewer for the Routledge Economics list, while she is involved in co-funded European Union projects.

Professor Kyrtsou was named on the list of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, and included in the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (2008, 2011-2012), Who’s Who in the World (2008, 2009), Who’s Who of the Complex Systems Society (2010-2016). She is granted the “Excellence in Peer Review” award from the journal Chaos, Solitons and Fractals. She is member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Financial Economics and Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Finance, Associate Editor of Brussels Economic Review, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis and Journal of Economic Asymmetries as well as Guest Associate Editor of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.

Research Interests: Capital and money markets; Monetary policy; Economic Growth; Financial instability and crises; Behavioural finance; Interest rate dynamics; Economic complexity and policy; Complex Networks; Agent-based approaches; Commodity markets; Applied econometrics.

Author Impact (updated): Citations 877, h-index: 16, g-index: 28.

Short CV in Greek

Equilibrium economics is a special case of nonequilibrium and hence of complexity economics.  W. Brian Arthur

The concept of equilibrium is useful only if there is a tendency for the economy to settle there.  Frederic S. Mishkin