Personalborn in 1948 in Cyprus.
EducationPh.D. in Economics at London School of Economics.
Academic AppointmentsRegius Professor of Economics at London School of Economics. Professor of European Studies, University of Cyprus. Professor-at-Large, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
Prof. Sir Pissarides Christopher specializes in the economics of labor markets, macroeconomic policy, economic growth and structural change. In 2005, he became the first European economist to win the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, sharing it with his collaborator Dale Mortensen. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Dale Mortensen and Peter Diamond, for his work in the economics of markets with frictions. He has written extensively in professional journals, magazines and the press and his book Equilibrium Unemployment Theory is an influential reference in the economics of unemployment that has been translated in many languages. He has received many honors including a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.