Rigas Oikonomou is professor of economics at the University of Louvain and part time faculty member at the University of Surrey. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2010. Prior to joining Louvain and Surrey he worked at the London Business School, the HEC Montreal and the Universitat Autonoma Barcelona. Rigas works on various topics in theoretical and applied Macroeconomics. His research has been published in journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Economic Journal and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.