Academic debate: “The Greek bail-out one year on: how can Greece return to growth?”

One year after Greece agreed a rescue package with the EU and the IMF, this academic debate considers how best Greece can secure future economic growth. Is the austerity plan working? Can Greece avoid a sovereign debt default? What new reform measures might be desirable in the future? The debate takes place under the auspices of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics. The speakers are (a) Costas Meghir, Professor of Economics, University College London; Douglas A. Warner III Professor, Yale University; Co-Director ESRC Research Centre, Institute for Fiscal Studies, and (b) Herakles Polemarchakis, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick; Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece. The debate will be chaired by Nikos Christodoulakis, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics & Business; Former Greek Minister of Economy & Finance, 2001-2004. The debate will be held at LSE’s Old Theatre (Old Building, Ground floor, Houghton St, London, WC2A 2AE) on Tuesday, 3 May 2011 at 18:30. It is free and open to all, however registration through LSE E-shop is required http://eshop.lse.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=67&deptid=159&catid=23. For further details please visit the Hellenic Observatory website http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/hellenicObservatory/.

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