Christos Mavrodimitrakis

Macroeconomics, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
2016-2017 Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Visiting Research Student

My experience as a Fulbright grantee of the 2016-2017 Doctoral Dissertation Visiting Research Students Program was unique. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Department of Economics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working on strategic policy interactions in monetary unions. As a Fulbright scholar, I was at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in Arlington. The time I spent at the Schar School was one of the most productive of my life. The School supplied me with everything I needed to conduct research, similar to being a Ph.D. candidate at the school. I had a frequent and constructive contact with my supervisor there. We are currently writing a paper together based on the research that was entirely conducted during my visit in the U.S. I have also benefited substantially from various events and activities at the School, from open lectures and policy debates to workshops and research seminars. Moreover, the interdisciplinary environment that the School embraces provided me with a different perspective, so important to understand the complex economic and social phenomena of our times. I had the chance to attend important international academic conferences and the opportunity to present part of my research to such a conference, and to the Ph.D. Workshop Series at the School.

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