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John Milios (Greek: Γιάννης Μηλιός; born 1952 in Athens) is a Greek social scientist and Marxian economics scholar. He is Professor of Political Economy and the History of Economic Thought at the National Technical University of Athens. An author of several scholarly books, Milios is also director of the quarterly journal of economic theory Thesseis.
He currently also serves as the chief economic advisor of the Greek leftist party SYRIZA.
John Milios was born 1952 in Athens as the son of a lawyer and a dentist. Having attended the prestigious Athens College, he graduated in the same class with former prime minister George Papandreou, before studying Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt, Germany, and Athens, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981.
During his studies, Milios became interested in political economics, founding the quarterly journal of economic theory Thesseis in 1982. In 1988, he received his second Ph.D. in Social and Economic Studies at University of Osnabrück, Germany.