Dimitri B. Papadimitriou is president of The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, and executive vice president and professor of economics at Bard College. The Levy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, independently endowed research organization, which through scholarship and economic forecasting generates viable, effective public policy responses to important economic problems.

Dr. Papadimitriou, who received his B.A. degree from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the New School University, has testified on a number of occasions in hearings of Senate and House of Representatives Committees of the U.S. Congress, is currently vice-chairman of the US Trade Deficit Review Commission of the U.S. Congress, and was a member of the Competitiveness Policy Council's, Subcouncil on Capital Allocation. He was a visiting scholar (1985-86) at the Center for Economic Planning and Research in Athens, Greece, and a Wye Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a regular radio economics commentator for NPR, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, WKIP and Money Radio (ABC) and his research has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Investor's Daily, US News and World Report, Time, The Economist and Challenge. He has also appeared at CNN's program Inside Business and PBS's programs Firing Line and Debates-Debates.

His current research interests include financial structure reform, community development banking, monetary policy and distribution of income. Recent studies, he co-authored with Randall Wray "Flying Blind: The Federal Reserve's Experiment with Unobservables" and "The CPI as a Measure of Inflation and a Target of Monetary Policy" focus on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy in the 1990s. In addition, he has authored and co-authored studies relating to employment growth and social security reform.

He is editor of and contributor to six books: Modernizing Financial Systems (1999); Stability in the Financial System (1996); Aspects of Distribution of Wealth and Income (1994); Profits, Deficits and Instability (1992) all published by Macmillan and St. Martin's Press; with Steven Fazzari, Financial Conditions and Macro-economic Performance: Essays in Honor of Hyman P. Minsky (M.E. Sharpe Inc., 1992); and with Edward N. Wolff, Poverty and Prosperity in the USA in the Late Twentieth Century (Macmillan and St. Martin's Press, 1993). He is currently at work on a book of essays on "employment growth and policy" and editing "The Collected Economic Papers of Hyman P. Minsky."

Dr. Papadimitriou is a member of the board of directors of William Penn Life Insurance Company, trustee and Treasurer of the American Symphony Orchestra and director of the Catskill Ballet Theatre Company. He also serves on the board of ACHAEA Foundation and on advisory boards of Women's World of Banking and Hudsonia Ltd. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of the Review of Income and Wealth, a book reviewer for the Economic Journal, and member of many professional economic associations.