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“Structural Reforms in Greece during the Crisis: 2010-2014. Overview, Evaluation and Policy Proposals”

« A new report entitled “Structural Reforms in Greece during the Crisis: 2010-2014. Overview, Evaluation and Policy Proposals”, has just been published by the Crisis Observatory. The report is the outcome of the research programme “The Political Economy of Structural Reforms in Greece”, which was assigned to the Crisis Observatory by the Bank of Greece. The report was coordinated and edited by Dimitris Katsikas (Head of the Crisis Observatory). The …Read More

«Διαρθρωτικές Μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Ελλάδα κατά τη Διάρκεια της Κρίσης: 2010-2014. Επισκόπηση, Αποτίμηση και Προτάσεις Πολιτικής»

«Δημοσιεύτηκε έκθεση με τίτλο «Διαρθρωτικές Μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Ελλάδα κατά τη Διάρκεια της Κρίσης: 2010-2014. Επισκόπηση, Αποτίμηση και Προτάσεις Πολιτικής». Την έκθεση εκπόνησε το Παρατηρητήριο για την Κρίση του ΕΛΙΑΜΕΠ, μετά από σχετική ανάθεση της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος, στο πλαίσιο του ερευνητικού προγράμματος «Η Πολιτική Οικονομία των Μεταρρυθμίσεων στην Ελλάδα». Η έκθεση κυκλοφορεί ηλεκτρονικά ως έκδοση της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδας και του Παρατηρητηρίου για την Κρίση του ΕΛΙΑΜΕΠ. Τη συγγραφή της …Read More

Financial protection of households against health shocks in Greece during the economic crisis

Chantzaras, A. E., & Yfantopoulos, J. N. (2018). Financial protection of households against health shocks in Greece during the economic crisis. Social Science & Medicine. Background Harsh funding cutbacks along with measures shifting cost to patients have been implemented in the Greek health system in recent years. Our objective was to investigate the evolution of financial protection of Greek households against out-of-pocket payments (OOPP) during the economic crisis. Methods National …Read More

Eurogroup statement on Greece of 22 June 2018

europa.eu/Eurogroup statement on Greece of 22 June 2018 Completion of the fourth and final review and growth strategy The Eurogroup commends the Greek authorities for the completion of all the agreed prior actions of the final review of the ESM programme. We congratulate the Greek authorities and Greek people for the successful conclusion of the ESM programme. The Eurogroup acknowledges the significant efforts made by the Greek citizens over the …Read More

Network service deregulation and manufacturing exports in Greece

Daude, C. and C. de la Maisonneuve (2018), “Network service deregulation and manufacturing exports in Greece”, OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1474 Network sectors (energy, transport and communications) have undergone a process of liberalisation in Greece in more than a decade. This paper analyses the relationship between these reforms and the export performance of manufacturing industries. The analysis is based on firm-level data and performed between 1997 and 2013. An …Read More

OECD – Greece – Economic forecast summary (May 2018)

OECD – Greece – Economic forecast summary (May 2018) GDP growth is projected to rise to 2.3% in 2019. Exports will be the main driver of growth, benefitting from rising external demand and improved competitiveness. Investment and private consumption will recover as confidence rebuilds, following improved fiscal crediblity. Continuing high excess capacity will limit price and wage pressures. In 2018, the budget surplus will out-perform the medium-term target, through restrained …Read More

Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding Fourth Review of the ESM Programme DRAFT – 23 May 2018

Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding/ Fourth Review of the ESM Programme/ DRAFT – 23 May 2018 • Implementation of the reform agenda provides the basis for a sustainable recovery, and the policies are built around four pillars:Restoring fiscal sustainability (section 2): Greece will target a medium-term primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP. This is supported by an ambitious programme to strengthen tax compliance and public financial management, and fight tax …Read More

IMF – World Economic Outlook report – April 2018

IMF, (2018), “World Economic Outlook report -Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change”, April The global economic upswing that began around mid-2016 has become broader and stronger. This new World Economic Outlook report projects that advanced economies as a group will continue to expand above their potential growth rates this year and next before decelerating, while growth in emerging market and developing economies will rise before leveling off. For most countries, current favorable …Read More

ΕΛΣΤΑΤ- Η ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ (THE GREEK ECONOMY)

Elstat: The Greek Economy, 13 April 2018 The Greek Economy publication aims to provide the latest key economic information on Greece in a clear and comprehensive manner. Written in both the Greek and English languages, it is designed for users of statistics who seek updated information on recent economic developments, as well as long-term economic trends. It provides information on major economic indicators and time series compiled mostly by the …Read More

Independent report on the Greek official debt

Emilios Avgouleas, Barry Eichengreen, Ugo Panizza, Miguel Poiares Maduro, Richard Portes,Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Charles Wyplosz, Jeromin Zettelmeyer, (2018),  “ Independent report on the Greek official debt”, CEPR Policy Insight No 92, Tuesday 20 March Although Greece’s third economic programme gives reason for cautious optimism, the country will require further debt relief. The scale and mechanism of its delivery, however, remain controversial. This Policy Insight addresses these issues, arguing that any further debt relief …Read More

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