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Interview with Claus Offe, Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance

Claus Offe, Professor Emeritus of Political Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance, answers in the following questions: Question 1(00:06 – 03:09) : How would you expect Germany to react after the United Kingdom referendum and the vote for Brexit? Question 2 (03:10-06:39): A lot has been said about the management of the Eurozone crisis by Germany. Six years after the beginning of the crisis how would you assess it?

Interview of Alan Kirman, Emeritus Professor at Aix-Marseille III University, to the Crisis Observatory

Alan Kirman, emeritus professor at Aix-Marseille III University, answers the following questions: 1) Ηave we learned the right lessons from the crisis? 2) Which are the challenges that economic theory has to face after the crisis? 3) What do you think about the crisis in the Εurozone periphery? What went wrong in these countries and how do you evaluate the handling of the crisis so far? 4) What do you …Read More

Interview of Federico Steinberg, Professor of Political Exonomy at Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma, to the Crisis Observatory

Federico Steinberg, Professor of Political Exonomy at Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma, answers the following questions: 1. Which is the current economic situation in Spain? 2. Is the financial system more resilient nowadays? 3. Could the political instability in Spain affect the economy?

Interview of Paolo Manasse, Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna, to the Crisis Observatory

Paolo Manasse, Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna, answers the following questions: 1. Which are the main reasons of structural reforms failure in Greece? 2. The combination of fiscal consolidation and structural reforms, without debt relief or other growth policies, could lead to the recovery of the Greek economy? 3.If labour and product market reforms have been adopted hand in hand during the implementation …Read More

Interview of Associate Professor Sofronis Clerides to the Crisis Observatory

  The assistant professor of Economics at the University of Cyprus Sofronis Clerides answers the following questions of the Crisis Observatory, concerning the crisis of Cyprus (English subtitles available). 1. In what degree, do you think that the Greek crisis, and consequently the haircut, influenced the Cypriot crisis and mainly its extent? 2. Do you believe that the different result between Greece and Cyprus and the exit of the second …Read More

Interview of Martin Wolf, writer and columnist at the Financial Times, at Crisis Observatory

  Martin Wolf, eminent writer and columnist at the Financial Times, answers the following questions: 1. Do you believe that the Eurozone crisis is over? If so, why was it so hard for the Eurozone to overcome this crisis mainly in contrast to other countries like USA or UK? 2. According to your point of view, what should have been done to face the crisis? What do you believe that …Read More

Interview of Belke Ansgar, Professor for Macroeconomics at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Research Professor at CEPS, in Crisis Observatory

Belke Ansgar, Professor for Macroeconomics  at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Research Professor at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) answers the following questions of the Crisis Observatory (greek subtitles available): 1. How you assess the role of Germany during the european debt’s crisis? 2. How you assess the role of IMF during the european debt’s crisis?Do you believe that the Fund will participate in the 3rd greek bailout? 3. Do you …Read More

Interview with Tasos Giannitsis, Former Minister, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Economics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Tasos Giannitsis, Professor Emeritus at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Economics), answers the following questions of the Crisis Observatory, concerning the fiscal policies during the crisis (English subtitles available): 1. How did the adjustment policies, implemented during the crisis, affect the income of the Greek citizens? 2. Were the adjustment policies, implemented during the crisis, based on solidarity and progressiveness? How did these policies affect the …Read More

Interview with Aristides N. Hatzis, Associate Professor at the Department of Methodology, History & Theory of Science (University of Athens)

Aristides N. Hatzis, Associate Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Methodology, History & Theory of Science), answers the following questions of the Crisis Observatory, concerning Economics and the way it is being taught since the beginning of the crisis. (English subtitles available) Question 1: In the wake of both the financial crisis and the economic crisis that ensued (and continues to cause problems, especially to …Read More

Interview with Professor Emilios Avgouleas, inaugural holder of the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh

Professor Emilios Avgouleas, inaugural holder of the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh, answers the following questions of the Crisis Observatory, concerning Economics and the way it is being taught since the beginning of the crisis. (English subtitles available) Question 1: In the wake of both the financial crisis and the economic crisis that ensued (and continues to cause problems, especially to the European economy), …Read More