ACG 150


To pursue its mission of fostering Greece’s economic growth the Institute for Hellenic Growth and Prosperity (IHGP) houses Centers of Excellence in the areas of Food, Tourism & Leisure; Shipping, Logistics & Energy; and Sustainability; as well as the Research, Technology & Innovation Network (RTIN). These units target specific areas of the Greek economy, particularly those identified in the McKinsey group’s Greece: 10 Years Ahead report as poised for expansion in the coming decade – including transportation, tourism, leisure, agri-food and digital transformation – while promoting research and innovation within a framework for sustainable growth.  

The IHGP seeks to sponsor research as well as scholarly and public discussions designed to promote the adoption of innovative and best international practice solutions to Greece’s economic challenges through such means as traditional publications, media productions (including social media), a bespoke website featuring archived publications and media productions, and conferences/seminars/symposia (real and virtual/electronic) that seek to bring public officials, academics (faculty and students), and business leaders together to address specific economic issues facing Greece and the world today. 


To encourage economic growth at the national level, advancing private sector innovation and investment combined with public sector reforms informed by cutting edge research and founded in a European framework that facilitates sustainable growth and prosperity. 


To position ACG as a leader in developing solutions for Greece based on innovation and on fundamental Hellenic principles of excellence (αρετή), stewardship/responsibility/sustainability (επιμέλεια) and liberty (ελευθερία), calling on Greece’s classical, Byzantine and modern heritage. 


The IHGP works with the other ACG 150 units to impact economic and social change in Greece by:  

Promoting the understanding of the continued success of market-based solutions to economic problems
Fostering the kinds of innovation in thought, technology and public policy that have characterized Hellenic culture for over 2,500 years
Emphasizing the necessary connection between responsible, sustainable economic development and a healthy and productive society
Focusing attention on the practices and self-analysis necessary to ensure that current economic and social development is consistent with Hellenic values
Recognizing that theory must be confirmed in practice and that ideology is no substitute for proven effectiveness under real-world conditions

Collaboration: Eudaimonia Initiative

The Eudaimonia Initiative links the two new interdisciplinary institutes created by the ACG 150 strategic plan—the IHGP and the Institute for Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts (IHCLA)—with ACG’s Institute of Public Health, which has an established record of reducing smoking in Greece substantially since 2015.

The three institutes will cooperate in a series of efforts to promote eudaimonia—or “human flourishing”—in Greece. In a related effort, on April 6, 2021, the IHGP hosted a symposium on “Public Health, the Greek Economy and Political Liberty: Balance, Priorities and Policies in the Age of Pandemics,” which featured the participation of leading figures from the private sector, health experts and policymakers.


Dr. Michalis Psalidopoulos
IHGP Chief Consultant and Chair of the Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members 

Konstantina Botsiou
Associate Professor, University of Peloponnese 
Panagiotis Laskaridis
President, Lavinia Shipping Co
Panagiotis Liargovas
President, Center of Planning and Economic Research and Professor, University of Peloponnese
Nikolaos Karamouzis
Chairman, Grant Thorton, Greece
Panagiotis Theocharakis
Vice President and Managing Director, Nissan, Greece
Miranda Xafa
Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, CEO of EF Consulting Ltd


Dr. Panagiotis Avramidis
Associate Professor of Finance, Alba GBS, The American College of Greece; Research fellow of IHGP
Dr. Flora Leventis
Assistant Professor, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deree - The American College of Greece
Dr. Kostas Tzioumis
Associate Professor of Finance, Alba Graduate Business School
Dr. Anna Visvizi
Associate Professor, Department of Management & International Business, Institute of Global Affairs (IGA): Board Member
Dr. Vasileios Vlaseros
Assistant Professor, Economics, Finance and Management Information Systems, Deree - The American College of Greece

Visiting Fellows

Dr. Spyridon Branis
Visiting Fellow
Zoi Pittaki, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Brunel University London


Dr. Anna Constantatos
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, School of Business and Economics
Dr. Antigone G. Kyrousi
Assistant Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Deree – The American College of Greece
Dr. Anna Giannopoulou-Merika
Professor, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Deree – ACG
Dr. Eleni Papathanasopoulou
Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Deree – The American College of Greece
Dr. Konstantinos Tasoulis
Associate Professor, Human Resource Management