Catherine Kyrtsou is Professor of MacroFinance, Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Macedonia, 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 and the International Hellenic University, Associate Researcher at the University of Paris 10, Associate Member of the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris, Ile-de-France, and Member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, the Society for Economic Measurement, the Cliometric Society, and the Complex Systems and Applications group (COSA) of the National Centre of Scientific Sciences “Demokritos” in Athens. She was visiting Professor at  the University of Montpellier and Associate Researcher at the University of Strasbourg, while she offered her expertise in research projects funded by the ΙΧΧΙ Institut Rhône-Alpin des Systèmes Complexes and the University of Luxembourg. Moreover, she acts as expert evaluator for the US National Science Foundation, the H.F.R.I and the European Commission, serves as book reviewer for the Routledge Economics list, and participates in co-funded European Union projects. 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).

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 (2010-2021). 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 Energy EconomicsEuropean Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Brussels Economic Review, 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, Asset Management, Trading Strategies, Investors’ Behaviour, Financial instability and crises, Behavioural finance, Commodity markets, Derivatives.
  • Monetary policy, Interest rate dynamics, Economic Growth.
  • Economic complexity and policy, Complex networks, Agent-based approaches, Applied econometrics.

Author Impact (updated): Citations 1519, h-index: 21, g-index: 39.

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