Sofia Kalantzi

Sofia Kalantzi

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Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Emerging Markets and Development

Faculty Expertise

  • Economics
  • International and Development Economics and Policy


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Dr. Sofia Kalantzi is a lecturer of economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, New York. She holds a bachelor of science in economics from Aristotle University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and with the highest GPA in the past 30 years of the school. She received her PhD in economics from the LeBow College of Business of Drexel University, where she was the recipient of the Symbolic Degree of Drexel University on behalf of all PhD graduates of the LeBow College of Business. Additionally, Sofia holds a degree in violin performance and has participated in numerous concerts and international competitions throughout Europe.

As a PhD candidate at Drexel University, Dr. Kalantzi has taught many courses, including Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and International Money and Finance. She achieved the highest course evaluations at Drexel University for the "Intermediate of Macroeconomics" class (4.00/4.00), and the highest course evaluations for the class "Introduction to Macroeconomics" (3.97/4.00 for both sessions). In recognition of her overall teaching philosophy, she received the 2015 Dr. John J. and Dr. Margaret T. Clark Outstanding Ph.D. Student Instructor Award.

Dr. Kalantzi's research focuses on macroeconomics, macro-prudential policies, banking, monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial economics, time-series econometrics, and applied macroeconomics. Her research examines some key facts of the recent global financial crisis, providing an intuition as to why different policies were implemented by many countries in order to mitigate the adverse effects of the financial crisis. Furthermore, it explains how those policies are transmitted in the presence of financial market frictions. Her findings open the discussion of the welfare implications of alternative policies that seek to stabilize the economy after a period of financial distress and their various real effects on the economy.

Sofia is a member of the American Economic Association, the Royal Economic Association, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society, and an assistant fellow at UNESCO Chair on Education for Human Rights, Democracy, and Peace.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5245 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MGMT 5240 - Macroeconomic Theory
  • MGMT 5245 - Managerial Economics

Academic Degrees

  • PhD School of Economics, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, 2016
  • BS Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2008
  • Degree in Violin New Music School of Thessaloniki, 2004