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Enough is Enough!

Marios Angeletos, MIT, published a post in Huffington Post Greece, in which he explains the reasons why Greeks should vote YES in the referendum on July 5. Read the post here (in Greek).

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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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The solution for the Greek sovereign debt

Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, NYU We are at the most critical phase of the negotiation, and it is imperative that Greece signs an agreement with the Europeans avoiding bankruptcy and the disaster of the New Drachma. The government … Continue reading

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A mediocre agreement is better than no agreement

Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph, Canada) posted an article (in Greek) in Huffington Post Greece. We present it here, in the original Greek text and in English translation. There have been five months since the January election in Greece and … Continue reading

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The new and the recurring mistake

Article by Elias Papaioannou, published in Kathimerini on 14.6.15 (in Greek). The article draws on ideas expounded in a joint article with Richard Portes and Lucrezia Reichlin published by Project Syndicate.

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Sign the agreement now!

We have reached the end of a negotiation that took several months and was associated with a debilitating lack of liquidity for the Greek State and for the private sector and with enormous uncertainty. If an agreement with the Europeans is … Continue reading

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Europe will benefit from Greece being given a fresh start

On January 22, 2015, the Financial Times have published a letter signed by eighteen economists, including Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Chris Pissarides (GEfR founding member). The letter argues that Europe will benefit from Greece being given a fresh start. … 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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Greek and EU Economic Crisis

Professor Nicholas Economides of the Stern School of Business NYU and the Haas School of Business UC Berkeley presented on May 28, 2014 at KEPE his proposals for the reduction of the Greek public debt, growth, and structural reforms for … 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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