Heracleous, Maria

Executive Director

Central Bank of Cyprus, Cyprus


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2006/2007

Ph.D. Institution

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States


I was born in NicosiaCyprus and have pursued studies in Economics since 1993. I gained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I completed my Ph.D. in Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in August 2003. My dissertation was on volatility modeling using the Student’s t distribution.
Currently I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the American University, Washington DC.
I have also been a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Virginia Tech (2003-2004). I have taught undergraduate courses on Principles of Macroeconomics, Analysis of Economic Data, masters courses on Macroeconomics and Econometrics and a Ph.D. seminar in Empirical Macroeconomics.
As a summer intern at the IMF, (Summer 2000), I studied Money Demand and Monetary Policy in transition economies. I have also worked as a Statistician for ACNielsen Cyprus, and as a research assistant in the Department of Economics at the University of Cyprus.
My research interests include theoretical and applied Econometrics, Statistics, Applied Macroeconomics and Experimental Economics. Particular topics of interest include univariate and multivariate volatility modeling and developing tests for structural change
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