Dr. Alexis Antoniades is an Associate Professor, Director, and Chair of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar. A Fulbright scholar with a PhD in economics from Columbia University, he is an expert on global markets and a leading authority on the economies of the Gulf countries.

He is the recipient of a $1,050,000 research grant award (2009-2012) by the Qatar National Research Fund to undertake the first micro-study on the economies of the Gulf countries, and along with colleagues from Qatar University, an $867,000 research grant to use social media and analyse sentiment in the Arab World (2014 2017). His current research is on big data, prices, and job vacancies.

Antoniades previously worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at Princeton University as the recipient of the prestigious Niehaus Fellowship awarded to the most talented scholar on issues of globalisation and governance. In his thirteen years in Qatar, Antoniades frequently advises the leadership of both public and private sector organisations.