Newsmaker: Dimitris Kraniou
Noteworthy: Presented a paper at the American Society for Competitiveness' 24th annual Conference on “Neo-Mercantilism in an Age of Austerity: Thoughts on the Global Economic Pathology.”
Family: Wife, Maria; sons, John, 32, and Dean, 30
Education: University of Pittsburgh, bachelor's degree in economics, 1976; master's degree in economics, 1977; doctorate on international political economy and international administration issues, 1983.
Occupation: Chair of the Department of Global Management and Organization, Point Park University.
Background: A Greece native, Kraniou researched the impact of international trade policies on the implementation of economic austerity measures in Greece and other European countries.
Quote: “I have lived in the United States for the past 45 years and I have spent most of my time in the United States, but being of Greek descent and keeping up with the European Union, I make a sincere effort to see what unfolds there.”