Panos, Georgios

Georgios Panos is a Professor of Finance at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow. He is also a postgraduate convenor at the Adam Smith Business School. He has held previous posts at the University of Glasgow, the University of Stirling, and at the University of Essex. Georgios holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Aberdeen (2010), an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (2004), and a Ptychio in Economics from the University of Ioannina (2002). His areas of expertise are on the areas of intersection between financial, labor, and behavioral economics. His research has been featured in outlets such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, inter alia.

Georgios’ current research interests are on financial literacy and economic behavior, applications of behavioral economics and finance, labor and personnel economics, and the economics of entrepreneurship. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank on multiple occasions, i.e. on five occasions for a total of some seven years, working on the finance and private sector development unit and the poverty assessment unit, and has been affiliated with EU-funded projects on work and wellbeing, health at work, and socioeconomic inequalities of the older workforce. He has collaborated on World Bank projects on financial literacy in transition and emerging economies, has published, and is heavily invested in the financial literacy development agenda through a number of ongoing research projects, research grants, and policy forums. He is a principal investigator in the EU-funded PROFIT project (, which aims at the generation of an online platform for the enhancement of financial awareness in the European Union. Project PROFIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no 687895.