George Athana­sopoulos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash Business School. He received a PhD in Econometrics from Monash University in 2007, and has received many awards and distinctions for his research. His research interests include forecasting,  multivariate time series analysis, wealth and tourism economics.

He is a Director and the Treasurer of the International Institute of Forecasters and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Travel Research and the International Journal of Forecasting.