Author Archives: M_Haliassos

About M_Haliassos

Goethe University Frankfurt

Greece: Are we missing the reform opportunities of the crisis?

On June 20, 2015, Michael Haliassos published a  CEPR Vox post on the Greek crisis and the key failure of the adjustment program The Greek adjustment programme failed. This column argues that the problem lay in the programme’s design. By … Continue reading

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Grexit is now less dangerous for the Eurozone

In a full-page interview in the Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” on Sunday, January 11, 2015, Michael Haliassos describes where the Greek adjustment program of the past five years has gone wrong, and why Greece has no room for creating further uncertainties … Continue reading

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The NCRT (2010-13) Proposed Strategic Plan on Research and Innovation for the Period 2014-20

Strategic plans are used to scope out the strengths and weaknesses of the Research & Development (R&D) enterprise, identify areas where critical mass exists to enable rapid progress and innovation, promote and strengthen connections of the research establishment with the … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Crisis is a Crisis in Trust

The sources of the fiscal crisis have been different, but the prescribed measures amount to two: achieve budget surpluses to start reducing the size of the debt, and undertake the necessary reforms to create or boost the productive base, so … Continue reading

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Attracting Top Research and Innovation Performers: A Way Out of the Greek Crisis

Alexander Kritikos and Odysseas Kartalos argue forcefully that, for Greece, the way out of the current economic crisis is not austerity but a long-term plan focusing on innovative industries with high added value. However, in comparison to other countries in … Continue reading

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Industrialization: A Special Feature of Greece

Professor John Spraos, a distinguished Greek economist, Professor Emeritus at University College London and former economic adviser to Prime Minister Constantinos Simitis, kindly agreed to contribute to our blog. He writes: I was discussing industrialisation with Michalis Haliassos and he … Continue reading

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Salary Cuts and Competitiveness

Promotion of competitiveness in the international market for goods and services, especially for fiscally troubled countries, is both an objective of European Union policies and a prerequisite for the longer-run viability and repayment of public debt. Massive horizontal salary cuts … Continue reading

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Germany must lead or pull the plug: Greek Economists for Reform interviewed in Die Welt

German newspaper Die Welt interviewed three founding members of Greek Economists for Reform in its issue of June 28, 2012, coinciding with the important European Summit. The newspaper noted that numerous economists around the world express views on Greece and … Continue reading

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Renegotiation of Memorandum Terms is a Red Flag for International Partners

In a radio interview to the station ‘Athina 9.84’, Michael Haliassos points out the dead end for which Greece is headed when it sets renegotiation of terms as its objective while the international partners stress the need to stick to … Continue reading

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Tools for development: ESET and research & technology

Reforms in the way research is funded and in the extent to which it is linked to technology and innovation in industry provide important tools for putting Greece on a growth path. In this presentation, Prof. Stamatis Krimigis, Chairman of … Continue reading

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