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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.

Greece

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook

Monokroussos , Platon, (2017), "Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook", Eurobank, 1 March Greece’s real GDP came in at -0.4% QoQ / +0.3% YoY in Q4-16 (quarterly national accounts, flash estimate), interrupting two consecutive quarters of positive QoQ growth (Q3: 0.9%; Q2: 0.3%). For the full-year, real output grew by 0.3%, broadly in line with our earlier forecast and compared with a -0.3% projection penciled in the 2017 budget. This translates into …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

EU

European spring – Trust in the EU and democracy is recovering

Batsaikhan, Uuriintuya, Darvas, Zsolt, (2017),  "European spring – Trust in the EU and democracy is recovering", Bruegel, 24 March Increased support for populistic movements in the world’s richer countries is typically explained by two types of disappointment: economic insecurity and cultural backlash. Economic insecurity is fuelled by various factors, such as increased unemployment, slow wage growth or even wage drops, fears of ‘robotisation’, and cuts in social support through fiscal …Read More

The Gaps of Nations & The Rise of Far-Right Populism

Laboure, Marion, Braunstein, Juergen, (2017), "The Gaps of Nations & The Rise of Far-Right Populism", LSE Euro Crisis in the Press, 23 March The rise of populism in 2016 has several potential explanations. Some commentators explain the US presidential election outcome as well as the Brexit vote as a form of protest with socio-economic origins. The tectonic plates upon which the socio-economic order of OECD countries rests have started to shift: …Read More

Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago

European Trade Union Institute and European Trade Union Confederation, (2017), "Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago", 13 March Workers are still not feeling economic recovery: wages are lower now than they were eight years ago in seven EU member states, according to new research published today by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The research also shows that in 18 …Read More