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Georgios Petropoulos

Research Fellow

Expertise: industrial organization, competition policy, corporate finance, economic growth

Georgios Petropoulos joined Bruegel as a visiting fellow in November 2015, and he has been a resident fellow since April 2016. He is a Greek citizen and his research is specialized in industrial organization, competition policy, corporate finance and economic growth.  His work at Bruegel focuses on the digital economy, the market definition in the digital era, the economic value of big data and the generated privacy concerns, and the welfare implications of the emergence of the sharing economy.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master's degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from Tilburg University. He also holds a Research Master's degree on Markets and Organizations from Toulouse School of Economics, where he also did his PhD.

Georgios has extensive research experience from holding visiting positions at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Banque de France in Paris and the research department of Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto. He has participated in the International Business Competition Program of Deloitte-New York being a member of the team came in first place. For the academic year 2014-2015, he was awarded the prize for being the best teaching assistant of the Master's 2 program of the University of Toulouse. He has participated as a speaker in many academic international conferences and workshops. He has some economic consulting experience from spending a summer at Compass Lexecon in Madrid.

In the past, he received research grants from Netspar and TILEC, Tilburg University and by the French Ministry of Education. He is the founder and first editor-in-chief of the TSEconomist student magazine and co-founder of the TSEconomist student association.

Declaration of interests 2016

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Geo-blocking in the digital single market

Geo-blocking is a discriminatory practice that is wide-spread in EU. It prevents online customers from accessing and purchasing products or services from a website based in another member state

Speakers: Marine Elgrichi, J. Scott Marcus, Fabian Paagman, Bertin Martens, Georgios Petropoulos, Agustin Reyna, Gareth Shier, Werner Stengg and Roza von Thun Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Fintech and the digital transformation of banking

FinTech is changing the financial sector. What are the challenges associated with this and what policies should we adopt in response?

Speakers: Cora van Niewenhuizen, Georgios Petropoulos, Ezequiel Szafir and Pēteris Zilgalvis Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Do we understand the impact of artificial intelligence on employment?

Artificial intelligence is already transforming the world of work, but the future is hard to predict. Some see most jobs at risk of automatisation, while others argue robots will only take on a narrow range of tasks in the coming decades. Nevertheless, we need a broad debate to prepare the appropriate economic policy response to the new industrial revolution.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 27, 2017
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Machines that learn to do, and do to learn: What is artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence is much talked about, but what exactly is it? Georgios Petropoulos explores the origins, methods and potential of machine learning.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 6, 2017
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External Publication

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Extending the scope of the geo-blocking prohibition: an economic assessment

This paper was prepared for the European Parliament at the request of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

By: J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 27, 2017
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Policy Contribution

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An economic review of the collaborative economy

This Policy Contribution tackles the definition and benefits of collaborative economy, as well as the distinction between professional and non-professional services, recommendations on safety and transparency for users, and the way to approach regulatory concerns.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 27, 2017
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The Future of the Postal Sector in a Digital World

Addresses major current problems in postal and delivery sector worldwide

By: Georgios Petropoulos and J. Scott Marcus Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 15, 2017
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Search engines, big data and network effects

Search engines are intermediaries in a two-way market between users and advertisers. Their huge stocks of data about users and their preferences can help search engines offer better services to all parties. But does this make market entry difficult for new players? And can we see network effects emerging in the search engine market?

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: November 22, 2016
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Parliamentary Testimony

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Collaborative economy

Georgios Petropoulos was invited to speak at a workshop on collaborative economy organised by the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament on November 8.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: European Parliament, Testimonies Date: November 18, 2016
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