Professor of European and International Trade Law at Tilburg University
Panos is Professor of European and International Trade Law at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is Director of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence, the biggest of its kind in Europe, studying the governance of economic activity. Panos leads the research cluster 'Finance, Trade and Investment' within the TILEC Research Program and co-leads TILEC's work on standardization, competition and innovation. Previously, he was a senior research fellow at the World Trade Institute, where he led the preparation of a comprehensive report on the fragmentation and coherence of international trade regulation and an interdisciplinary two-year project on financial innovation. In the academic year 2015-16, Panos was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a Fellow with the Program on International Financial Systems, on research leave from Tilburg University.
In December 2016, he was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council (ERC), the most prestigious mid-level personal grant at the EU level. With his team, Panos conducts empirical research on the strategies and transformative abilities that enhance the resilience of non-State regulatory bodies in finance and manufacturing.
Panos' research focuses on the comparative regulation of services industries, issues of transnational governance and the regulation of international trade. More recently, he has worked on standardization in services, including the financial sector, and on financial innovation. His work has appeared in top refereed international and European journals.
Panos is the author of 'International Trade in Services and Domestic Regulations - Necessity, Transparency, and Regulatory Diversity' (International Economic Law Series, Oxford University Press, 2007). He also co-edited two collective volumes, the first on 'The Prospects of International Trade Regulation' (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the second on 'Financial Services at the Crossroads – Implications for Supervision, Institutional Design and Trade' (Kluwer Law International, 2011). More recently, he edited a comprehensive book on 'The Law, Economics and Politics of International Standardization', published by Cambridge University Press in 2015, and a Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law, published by Elgar Publishing in 2016. Panos studied law in Greece, Germany and Switzerland.