Christopher Pissarides

Christopher Pissarides



  • Macroeconomics of Labour Markets
  • Structural Change
  • Economic Growth Indicators
  • Comparative Economic Performance
  • The Economics of Unemployment
  • Labour Market Policy

What he offers

Sir Christopher provides specialist analysis of the economics of unemployment, labour-market theory, labour-market policy and growth and structural change. He explains the importance of structural change and economic performance as indicators of the strategies required to stimulate economic growth.

How he presents

Sir Christopher’s explanations are clear, informative and expertly delivered, making him one of the most sought-after Nobel Laureates.

Sir Christopher Pissarides was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010, for his contributions to the theory of search frictions and macroeconomics. He is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He had long visits in the US Universities of Harvard, Princeton and California at Berkeley.

In 2005, he became the first European economist to win the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, sharing it again with his collaborator Dale Mortensen. He is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Athens, the Academia Europaea and several other learned societies, and he is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. In 2011 he served as the President of the European Economic Association. In 2011 he received the Grand Cross of the Republic of Cyprus, the highest honour of the Republic. He was knighted in 2013.


  • Job Matching, Wage Dispersion and Unemployment (Iza Prize in Labour Economic Series) (2011)
  • Labour Market Adjustment: Microeconomic Foundations of Short-Run Neoclassical and Keynesian Dynamics (1976) (re-issued in paperback, 2009)
  • Equilibrium Unemployment Theory (1990)


  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Essex, 2012
  • Honorary Professor, Kazakhstan National University, 2012
  • Honorary Doctorate, Azerbaijan State University for Economics, 2011
  • Foreign Honorary Lifetime Member of the American Economic Association, elected 2011
  • Cyprus-US Distinguished Merit Award, 2011
  • Honorary Citizen, Municipality of Nicosia, Cyprus, 2011
  • Honorary Doctorate, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2011
  • The Grand Cross of the Republic of Cyprus, 2011
  • The Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (jointly with Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen), 2010
  • IZA Prize in Labor Economics, (co-winner with Dale T Mortensen), 2005

Presentation Languages: English

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