Panos Tsakloglou is Professor at the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (UK). During the period 2012-2014 he was Chairman of the Greek Government's Council of Economic Advisers. His research focuses on questions of inequality, poverty, social exclusion, education economics, and social policy. Among others, his research has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Review of Income and Wealth, the Journal of European Social Policy, the Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Income Distribution, Education Economics, the Bulletin of Economic Research and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2000.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11006
Eirini Andriopoulou, Alexandros Karakitsios, Panos Tsakloglou

The Greek crisis was the deepest and longest ever recorded in an OECD country in the postwar period. Output declined by over a quarter and disposable income by more than 40%, while the unemployment rate exceeded 27%. The paper explores the effects of the crisis on the level and the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9751

The paper examines the degree of overlap between people who experience chronic material deprivation and those who face long term income poverty (longitudinal poverty) in 22 EU countries for the period 2005-2008, using the longitudinal information of the EU-SILC. In order to approximate chronic material deprivation we use a three-step...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9750
Eirini Andriopoulou, Panos Tsakloglou

We analyze poverty dynamics in Europe for the periods 1994‐2001 and 2005‐2008 using, respectively, the data of the ECHP and the EU‐SILC. We focus on poverty profiles depicting poverty duration, recurrence and persistence and, then, on the trigger events (income, demographic, labour market) associated with movements into and out of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6493
revised version forthcoming in Fiscal Studies as "Removing Homeownership Bias in Taxation: the Distributional Effects of Including Net Imputed Rent in Taxable Income"

Imputed rental income of homeowners is tax exempt in most countries, despite the long-standing arguments recommending its inclusion in the tax base, on both equity and efficiency grounds. The current fiscal crisis revived interest towards this form of taxation. The paper investigates the fiscal and distributional consequences of including homeowners'...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6396
published in: International Journal of Social Economics 2013, 40, 311-330

Non-cash incomes from either private or public sources can have substantial effects on the distribution of economic welfare. However, standard approaches to inequality measurement either neglect them or take into account only selected non-monetary items. Using data for Greece in the mid 2000s we show that it is possible to...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6283
revised version published as 'The Progressivity of Public Education in Greece: Empirical Findings and Policy Implications' in: Education Economics, 2015, 23(5), 596-611

The present paper examines the short-run distributional impact of public education in Greece using the micro-data of the 2004/5 Household Budget Survey. The aggregate distributional impact of public education is found to be progressive although the incidence varies according to the level of education under examination. In-kind transfers of public...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5971
Eirini Andriopoulou, Panos Tsakloglou
published in Research on Economic Inequality Vol. 23 "Measurement of Poverty, Deprivation, and Economic Mobility" (eds T.I. Garner and K.S. Short), 2015, pp 23-70

The paper analyzes the effects of individual and household characteristics on current poverty status, while controlling for initial conditions, past poverty status and unobserved heterogeneity in 14 European Countries for the period 1994-2000, using the European Community Household Panel. The distinction between true state dependence and individual heterogeneity has very...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5692
Eirini Andriopoulou, Panos Tsakloglou

The paper examines the mobility into and out of poverty and identifies the determinants of poverty spell beginnings and endings in 14 European Countries for the period 1994-2000, using the European Community Household Panel. The first part of the paper offers a snapshot of poverty mobility in Europe calculating the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4752
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012, 127 (1), 493-533

This paper analyzes the response of earnings to payroll tax rates using a cohort-based reform in Greece. All individuals who started working on or after 1993 face permanently a much higher earnings cap for payroll taxes, creating a large and permanent discontinuity in marginal payroll tax rates by date of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4581
published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010, 29(2), 243–266

International comparisons of inequality based on measures of disposable income may not be valid if the size and incidence of publicly-provided in kind benefits differ across the countries considered. The benefits that are financed by taxation in one country may need to be purchased out of disposable income in another....