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Who am I?
Who am I?
I joined Manchester Met in September 2003 after obtaining a BSc Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 and an MA at the University of Manchester in 2000. I completed my PhD thesis on European Monetary Unification in January 2008. Since then I have been researching on the topic of Euro-zone debt crisis, fiscal and monetary policies and international monetary relations. I was the Economics subject leader for Combined Honours from 2004-2011, the first and third year tutor of the Economics Programme from 2011-2013 and 2013/2016 respectively and the Programme Leader for Economics from 2016-17. I am currently the Deputy Head for the Departmet of Economics, Policy and International Business. I have been involved in the delivery of a number of units ranging from Introductory/Advanced Macroeconomics, to Economics of European Monetary Union. I am currently teaching Advanced Macroeconomics.
Academic and professional qualifications
The Higher Education Academy 2014
PhD Manchester Metropolitan University 2008
MA Economics University of Manchester 2000
BSc Economics Manchester Metropolitan University 1999
Other academic service (administration and management)
Advanced Economic Theory - Macroeconomics (3rd Year)
Greek, English, Italian (conversational)
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study Advanced Macroeconomics?
We engage in economic decision-making on a daily basis and we are affected constantly by the government's economic policies on taxation, education, employment, business rates etc. Many households are influenced by the Bank of England's monetary policies on interest rates, the money supply and the value of the pound. In simple terms, economics focuses on the best use of resources. We examine and explore the choices that individuals, households, companies, authorities, governments and international organisations have to make while employing these resources. But it’s more than simply looking at the wealth of nations – you’ll discover insights into the decisions that touch our daily lives. Economics, apart from being a fascinating subject in its own right, recent political and economic developments, at home and abroad, have rendered the area more relevant than ever.
Advanced Economic Theory
Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Eurozone Economics, Fiscal and Monetary policies and Exchange rate Economics, International Monetary relations
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
J. Theodore, J. Theodore, D. Syrrakos (2017). The European Union and the Eurozone under Stress Challenges and Solutions for Repairing Fault Lines in the European Project. Palgrave Macmillan.
D. Syrrakos (2010). A reassessment of the werner plan and the Delors report: Why did they experience a different fate. Comparative Economic Studies. 52(4), pp.575-588.
Chapters in books
J. Theodore, D. Syrrakos (2019). The Survival of the Euro. In: Survival of the European (Dis) Union Responses to Populism, Nativism and Globalization. Springer Nature,
D. Syrrakos (2017). Economic Impact & Manufacturing. . Bloomsbury. In: Doing Business Post-Brexit: A Practical Guide to the Legal Challenges. England: Bloomsbury,
D. Syrrakos (2017). The Economic Implications of Brexit. Olstzyn, Poland, 21/6/2017.
D. Syrrakos The EU referendum, Effects of Brexit on Balance of Payments and the value of the pound. Manchester Metropolitan University, 19/5/2016.
D. Syrrakos, R. Fakieh The Implications of the EMU debt crisis on the process of Gulf Cooperation Countries' monetary integration. Florida, USA, 17/5/2014.
D. Syrrakos The EMU Crisis: Recent Developments. MMU Business School, Manchester, UK, 23/1/2013.
D. Syrrakos Seminar: Fiscal Policy and National Accounting in the Euro-Zone. MMUBS, Manchester, UK, 18/10/2012.
D. Syrrakos The Origins and Implications of Debt Crisis in Peripheral EMU Countries. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 20/1/2012.
D. Syrrakos On The Foundations and Viability of EMU: Lessons From the EMS Performance. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 20/12/2011.
D. Syrrakos A Comparison of Bretton Woods With the European Monetary System: Lessons For European Monetary Union and International Monetary Relations. Roskilde University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14/5/2011.
D. Syrrakos Issues in the Economies of Russia and Europe, Towards a New International Monetary Order: A Comparison of Bretton Woods With the European Monetary System: Lessons for EMU. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 6/9/2010.
D. Syrrakos A Reassessment of the Werner Plan and the Delors Report. Why Did they Experience a Different Fate?. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 25/11/2009.
D. Syrrakos Towards a New International Monetary Order: A Comparison of Bretton Woods With the European Monetary Union. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 1/10/2009.
D. Syrrakos Monetary Order(s) and Monetary System(s): An Analysis of International Monetary Crises. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 18/2/2009.
D. Syrrakos Did The Establishment of the European Monetary Union (EMU) Reflect a Progressive Evolution in the Monetary Integration of the European Union (EU) or a Discrete Change?. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece, 6/8/2008.
D. Syrrakos The Impact of EMS 1992-93 Crisis on the ECU Exchange Rates of EMS Member Countries Permanent or Temporary?. Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, 1/1/2008.
Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Consultancy and advisory roles
Advisor on Eurozone issues and developments in:
'Survival of the European (Dis)Union: Responses to Populism, Nativism and Globalization' Springer Nature.
Media appearances or involvement
I have been invited for over 100 times as a featured Eurozone commentator on media including BBC World News, BBC News, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio5, BBC Radio Manchester, Radio Boston.
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Faculty Research Fellowship 2016
Early career research fellowship-Research and Enterprise Office 2011
Membership of professional associations
Princeton University 2013 - Present
Athens Institute for Education and Research 2008-present