Giorgos Dourakis was born in 1954. He graduated from the Anatolia College and studied economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He conducted postgraduate studies at the School of Economics of the same university, from where he also received his doctorate. He has worked at the Democritus University of Thrace, the University of Macedonia and University of Thessaly, before taking up his position at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in 2006. He was first elected assistant professor and has since been promoted to associate professor in political economy. His research encompasses the political economy of innovation, new technologies and institutions, as well as international political economy. His recent publications include: Digital Technology and Economic Dynamics: The Paradox of Productivity and Economic Liberalism (Papazisis, Athens 2004) and New Forms of Organisation: The Disputed Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism at the end of the 20th and the Beginning of the 21st Century (Papazisis, Athens 2005), and Distribution of Income and Productivity as Social Balance of Power (Thyrathen, Thessaloniki 2012). Articles: “Le caractère antilibéral et anachronique de la modernisation néolibérale”, in the edited volume Alternative Approaches to Development (Pataki, Athens 2008), “Global Economic crisis and Economic policies: Return to John Maynard Keynes?” in the edited volume Global Crisis and Economic Policy (ΑΤΕΙ, Thessaoniki 2012) and “Doomed to Failure: The EU's Role in the Greek Debt Crisis”, in the edited volume The Great Catalyst: European Union Project and Lessons from Greece and Turkey (Lexington Books, Lanham 2014).