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The Library contains a selection of publications about the crisis. The publications are classified into geographic and subject categories, as well as according to the type of publications. Access to some of these publications is free (typically opinion articles, policy papers and reports), while in some cases (usually scientific articles) access is restricted, for reasons outside the control of the Crisis Observatory. The Library does not contain a full catalogue of all publications concenring the crisis – this would be impossible – however, it does offer a substantial sample of texts; the criteria for their selection have been solid scientific methodology and representativeness, in terms of both subject focus and theoretical/political approaches.


The emigration of Greeks and diaspora engagement policies for economic development

Cavounidis , Jennifer, (2017), “The emigration of Greeks and diaspora engagement policies for economic development”, ΚΕPE The Global Economic and Financial Crisis has taken a heavy toll on the Greek economy. One of the direst aspects of the crisis has been the brain drain and the brain waste of the most talented of the young generation. The economy has to cope with the emigration of important segments of the labour force, …Read More

Holding out for a better deal: Brinkmanship in the Greek bailout negotiations

Pitsoulis, Athanassios, Schwuchow, Soeren C., (2016), “Holding out for a better deal: Brinkmanship in the Greek bailout negotiations”, European Journal of Political Economy, 9 September Greece and its creditors concluded negotiations over a third bailout by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 19 August 2015. The dominant view among most economic policy analysts and commentators seems to be that the actions of the Greek government in the months before the deal had …Read More

Greeks and Social Europe

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, (2016), “Greeks and Social Europe”, EU Forum, 8 Ιουνίου In pre-crisis Greece, Social Europe used to mean a welcome invitation to make Greece’s living standards converge with those of the rest of the EU. It also meant a less welcome push to introduce into Greece labour market and pension reforms, which would alter a patronage-based divide between insiders and outsiders. European social policies, including active labor market policies …Read More


Is the recent increase in long-term interest rates a threat to euro-area recovery?

Clayes, Gregory, Efstathiou, Konstantinos, (2017), “Is the recent increase in long-term interest rates a threat to euro-area recovery?”, Bruegel, 29 May After reaching historically low levels in the first half of 2016, European long-term sovereign yields experienced a notable increase in the second half of 2016 and at the beginning of 2017, before stabilising in the last few months. The nominal long-term interest rate can be decomposed into the following components: …Read More

Historical amnesia is undermining European democracy

Rubio, Diego, (2017), “Historical amnesia is undermining European democracy”, LSE EUROPP, 3 May Survey evidence suggests there is growing nostalgia toward former authoritarian regimes in a number of European countries. Diego Rubio writes that a degree of historical amnesia is now apparent in European societies, with those individuals who are too young to remember the authoritarian regimes of the past showing more openness toward the creation of authoritarian-like regimes today. He …Read More

Labour market performance of refugees in the EU

Peschner, Jörg, (2017), “Labour market performance of refugees in the EU”, Working Paper 1/2017, European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 5 May This paper analyses the individual and socio-demographic factors behind the low employment rate of refugees compared to individuals born in the EU but also compared to other migrants. It complements the 2016 Employment and Social Developments Review where a chapter was dedicated to the labour …Read More