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Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Laureate in Economics

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Director, Sir Christopher Antoniou Pissarides FBA is a British-Cypriot economist. He is the School Professor of Economics & Political Science and Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus. His research focuses on topics of macroeconomics, notably labour, economic growth, and economic policy. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen, “for their analysis of markets with theory of search frictions. A director with Whiteshield.

He is chairman of the Centre for Macroeconomics, which deploys economists from the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics, the University College London, the Bank of England, and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He has held a lectureship at the University of Southampton (1974–76), and visiting professorships at Harvard University (1979–80) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990–91). He served as the chairman of the National Economy Council of the Republic of Cyprus during the country’s financial crisis in 2012 and resigned to focus on his academic work at the end of 2014. 

In 2018, in collaboration with Naomi Climer and Anna Thomas, he set up the charity Institute for the Future of Work in London, to promote the establishment of good jobs in the era of automation and artificial intelligence.


  • Macroeconomics of Labour Markets
  • Structural Change
  • Economic Growth


Bachelors degree in Economics from University of Sussex, UK
Masters degree in Economics from University of Sussex, UK
Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics, UK

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