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George Zestos

George Zestos


Luter Hall 226
(757) 594-7067


  • Ph D in Economics, Indiana University
  • MA in Economics, Michigan State University
  • BA in Economics-Political Science, Saginaw Valley State University


Economic principles both Micro and Macro
International Economics
European Integration
Research Methods in Economics
and several other courses


Economic Integration
Applied Econometrics
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
International Economics
The International Financial Crisis. Chinese Economic Growth


           A Short Biography for George K Zestos

Dr. George K. Zestos is a Professor of Economics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He began his university studies at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki Greece, where he studied economics and political science for two years. He continued his college education in the US at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan where he received a B.A. degree in economics and business. He received his M.A. in economics from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. Dr. Zestos taught at DePauw University and Ball State University for six years before he started his academic career at Christopher Newport University. Professor Zestos teaches courses in international economics, applied econometrics, and European Integration. His research interests are in international economics and particularly in European integration, a topic on which he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation and a textbook, European Monetary Integration: The Euro. His most recent book, The Global Financial Crisis: From US subrime mortgages to European sovereign debt, was published by Routledge UK in October 2015. His research has appeared in a variety of journals, including: Journal of Policy Modeling (Belgium), Journal of Economic Integration (Korea), Southern Economic Journal (US), Journal of International Economic Studies (Japan), Review of International Economics (US), Atlantic Economic Journal (US), Economia Internazionale (Italy), Journal of Business and Society (Cyprus), International Journal of Banking and Finance (Australia), and Journal of Economic Asymmetries (Canada). He involves several students in his research and collaborates with scholars from the US and other countries, such as China, Canada, and Greece. His hobbies are reading, traveling, fishing, gardening, soccer, and reading.

  • • CNU Annual Faculty Award Excellence in Scholarship, Christopher Newport University. (2018)
  • Best Paper of the Conference *thGlobal Research Conference 13-14 JULY 2017, WORLD BUSINESS INSTITUTE, AUSTRALIA. (2017)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Determinants of Real Chinese GDP 1978-2014. Atlantic Economic Journal. Volume, 46. Issue, 2. Pages, 161-177.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2010). Empirical Evaluations of the US and Canadian Monetary Policies and the Associated Causal Linkages. Journal of Business and Economic Studies.

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