John E. Charalambakis
is the Chief Economist for the Blacksummit Financial Group Inc., in the United States. He has studied economics and finance in Greece, the U.S., and the United Kingdom. He has consulted with numerous organizations, corporations, non-profit groups, as well as government entities in several countries.
Dr. Charalambakis has been teaching economics and finance in the US for the last twenty years. Currently he teaches economics at the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. He is the recipient of many awards, the author and editor of three books and of numerous articles, has served on corporate boards, has appeared on economic and financial TV shows, and is a frequent conference and seminar speaker. Recently he assisted the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) in their research regarding the causes of the financial crisis. Dr. Charalambakis interests are in the area of international financial markets, forecasting, asset allocation, and the development of viable policies that advanced economic wellbeing among nations.