Category Archives: General

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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Prodigal Italy, Greece, Spain? A Letter to Northern Partners

Michael Haliassos presents a key dilemma in the current debate regarding the future of the Euro: to prolong support of debt refinancing to countries in the periphery, so as to signal to markets that Euro membership is a one-way street; … Continue reading

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Euro versus Drachma: A Televised Debate

On December 12, 2011, the Greek TV station ‘SKAI’ broadcast a debate between seven Greek economists on whether Greece should stay with the Euro or switch to a new Drachma. The debate was aired a second time on December 15. … Continue reading

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Civic Capital(ism)

In a TEDx Academy talk that took place in the Benaki Museum, Athens, on October 10, 2011, Elias Papaioannou argues that the current economic crisis in Greece is driven by the lack of civic capital. Papaioannou starts his analysis reviewing … Continue reading

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In support of the appointment of Lucas Papademos as Greek PM

We welcome the selection of Prof. Lucas Papademos as Greek Prime Minister at this most critical moment. Greece’s greatest need at this dreadful juncture is confidence in the ability of its government and its people to overcome the deep economic … Continue reading

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Greek Economists for Reform comment on Greece’s political turmoil in the foreign media

Radio interview of Yannis Ioannides at Bloomberg Radio News on Friday 4/11/2011. The interview covers the issues pertaining to the Greek crisis while the debate on the vote of confidence was going on in the Hellenic Parliament. TV interview of … Continue reading

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Feature: Greece and the Euro

The dramatic events of the past week have brought again into question Greece’s participation in the Eurozone. Will Greece manage to stay in the Eurozone or will it have to exit? Should Greece seek to exit? More generally, what are … Continue reading

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To Euro or not to Euro?

In two interviews with Hurriyet Daily News (Oct. 11) and The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch (Nov.4), Costas Azariadis advocates a suspension of all interest payments on Greek debt and a return to the drachma as a stopgap measure that will buy … Continue reading

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