George Stathakis is a Member of the Greek Parliament with SYRIZA he is elected in Chania, Crete. He holds a Degree on economics (Athens) as well as a M.A. (econ) and a Ph.D (econ) from the University of Newcastle.
Since 1988 he is a Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Crete.
His research activity entails experience in the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, Institute of Computing Technology, Patras and Mediterranean Studies Foundation.