Dimitri B. Papadimitriou’s research includes financial structure reform, fiscal and monetary policy, community development banking, employment policy, and distribution of income, wealth, and well-being. He heads the Levy Institute's macroeconomic modeling team studying and simulating the U.S. and world economies. In addition, he has authored or coauthored many articles in academic journals and Levy Institute publications relating to Federal Reserve policy, fiscal policy, financial structure and stability, employment growth, and Social Security reform. In 2008, he was instrumental in the republication of Hyman P. Minsky's seminal Stabilizing an Unstable Economy and John Maynard Keynes by McGraw-Hill.
Papadimitriou is president of the Levy Institute and executive vice president and Jerome Levy Professor of Economics at Bard College. He has testified on a number of occasions in hearings of Senate and House of Representatives Committees of the U.S. Congress, was vice-chairman of the Trade Deficit Review Commission of the U.S. Congress and was a member of the Competitiveness Policy Council's Subcouncil on Capital Allocation. He was a distinguished scholar at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (PRC) in fall 2002. Papadimitriou has edited and contributed to 13 books published by Palgrave Macmillan, Edward Elgar, and McGraw-Hill, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Analysis, Challenge, and the Bulletin of Political Economy.
Papadimitriou is a graduate of Columbia University and received a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research.
- President, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
- Executive Vice President, Bard College
- Vice Chairman, Trade Deficit Review Commission, U.S. Congress, 1999–2001
- Trustee and Chairman, American Symphony Orchestra
- Director, William Penn Life Insurance Company
- Member, Capital Allocation Sub-council of the Competitiveness Policy Council, 1994–98
- Visiting scholar, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 2002
- Wye Fellow, Aspen Institute, 1985