Ioannou, Demosthenes

International & European Relations

Current position

Principal Economist

Fields of interest

Economic Growth,
International Economics,
Other Special Topics


  • 1995-2000
    MPhil and PhD, University of Cambridge
  • 1992-1995
    BA, University of York
Professional experience
  • 2016-2019
    Economic Policy Committee (EU), ECB member
  • 2016-2019
    Principal Economist, Governance team, EIF, DG-I, ECB
  • 2013-2016
    Principal Economist, Banking Union team, EIF, DG-I, ECB
  • 2012-2013
    Head of the ECB Brussels Office, ECB, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2011-2012
    Adviser to the Greek Prime Minister, Athens, Greece
  • 2009-2011
    Principal Economist, European Parliament team, EIF, DG-I, ECB
  • 2008-2009
    Senior Economist, Directorate Economic Developments, DG-Economics, ECB
  • 2001-2007
    Macroeconomic Dialogue of the EU (MED), ECB observer
  • 2001-2007
    Council of EU ministers/ECOFIN, ECB observer
  • 2001-2007
    Economic Policy Committee (EU), ECB alternate member
  • 2000-2007
    Senior Economist, European Relations, DG-International and European Relations (DG-I), ECB
  • 1997-1997
    Traineeship, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Teaching experience
  • 2000-2018
    Visiting lectures, universities of Frankfurt, Mainz, Cambridge, Athens, Salzburg, Ottawa, other
  • 2005-2007
    Lehrbeauftragter der Fachhochschule der Deutschen Bundesbank, Hachenburg, Germany
  • 1996-1997
    Economics tutor, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK

Journal publications

D. Ioannou, D. Schäfer
Risk sharing in EMU: key insights from a literature review
SUERF Policy Note
D. Ioannou, P. Leblond, A. Niemann
European integration in times of crisis: theoretical perspectives
Journal of European Public Policy, Volume 22, Issue 2, Co-edited volume
F.P. Mongelli, E. Dorrucci, D. Ioannou, A. Terzi
Responses to the Euro Area Crisis: Measuring the Path of European Institutional Integration
Journal of European integration
D. Ioannou, P. Leblond, A. Niemann
European integration and the crisis: practice and theory
Journal of European Public Policy
A. Niemann, D. Ioannou
European economic integration in times of crisis: a case of neofunctionalism?
Journal of European Public Policy
D. Ioannou, L. Stracca
Have the euro area and EU governance worked? Just the facts
European Journal of Political Economy
C. Fehlker, D. Ioannou, A. Niemann
Die Errichtung einer Europäischen Finanzmarktunion
Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, ISBN: 978 1 84980 420 2

Other publications

M. Heipertz, D. Ioannou
EMU, Political Union and Economic Performance
The economic crisis and European integration