6 euro – Prominent Greek Economists - Andreas Andreadis
Series: Greece – Silver 6 euro coins
Andreas Andreadis (also known as Andrew Andréadès), Professor of Public Economics and Statistics for 28 years and a founding member of the Academy of Athens, is considered the father of economic thought in Greece. He was the one who introduced the scientific research of economic phenomena, in particular public finance, into Greek higher education. His students included A. Angelopoulos, X. Zolotas, K. Varvaressos and A. Svolos. His work History of the Bank of England 1640-1903 made him known in economist circles across Europe. His ideas, deeply influenced by John Stuart Mill’s liberalism, had a significant impact on economic thought in interwar Europe. Outside Greece he is best known for his monumental work A History of Greek Public Finance, which established him as the founder of Greek economic history. He served as an advisor to Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos, took part as an expert in the Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), and represented Greece at the League of Nations (1923, 1924 and 1929) and at the London Economic Conference (1933). J.M. Keynes, in his obituary in The Economic Journal, hailed Andreadis as “a man of wide culture, almost as much interested in literature and the arts as in politics, economics and history”.