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Κατανοώντας την κρίση στην Ελλάδα

Μητσόπουλος, Μιχάλης, Πελαγίδης, Θοδωρής, (2012), Κατανοώντας την κρίση στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα, Ψυχογιός. Τα τελευταία χρόνια η ελληνική οικονομία αποτελεί κεντρικό θέμα συζήτησης στα διεθνή οικονομικά fora. Το βιβλίο αυτό αναλύει τις σύγχρονες οικονομικές προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζει η Ελλάδα, εξετάζοντας το πώς και γιατί μια πρότερη δυνατή οικονομία μπορεί να φλερτάρει σήμερα με την ολοκληρωτική κατάρρευση. Ο Μιχάλης Μητσόπουλος και ο Θοδωρής Πελαγίδης μελετούν τα λάθη του ελληνικού πολιτικο-οικονομικού συστήματος, το …Read More

Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and Why Politicians don’t get it

Pryce, Vicky, (2012), Greekonomics: The  Euro Crisis and Why Politicians don’t get it, Biteback Publishing. Economist Vicky Pryce reflects on the current crisis in the Euro Zone its causes and how Europe has responded, and offers her thoughts on what might and what needs to happen if the Euro is to survive in its current form. She pays particular attention to Greece, the country of her birth, the country first …Read More

If Greece goes…;The impact of a Greek default on Europe and the world economy

Financial Times, (2012), If Greece goes…;The impact of a Greek default on Europe and the world economy, Penguin Books. The Financial Times, the global business newspaper, has led the field with its coverage of the eurozone crisis and Greece’s political and financial chaos. As the chances of a Greek exit from the eurozone grow, the FT’s specialist correspondents and authoritative columnists dissect the potentially devastating consequences for businesses and governments …Read More

Sovereign Debt Restructurings 1950-2010; Literature Survey, Data, and Stylized Facts,

IMF, (2012), Sovereign Debt Restructurings 1950-2010; Literature Survey, Data, and Stylized Facts, IMF Working Papers, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Washington. This paper provides a comprehensive survey of pertinent issues on sovereign debt restructurings, based on a newly constructed database. This is the first complete dataset of sovereign restructuring cases, covering the six decades from 1950–2010; it includes 186 debt exchanges with foreign banks and bondholders, and 447 bilateral debt …Read More

Debt Crisis and the Welfare State in Greece

Sakellaropoulos, Theodoros, (2012), Debt Crisis and the Welfare State in Greece,  www.isa-sociology.org, 12 Φεβρουαρίου. The current Greek fiscal or debt crisis -putting at risk the euro and the modern welfare state- as well as the policies developed as a response to the crisis can be understood only when taking into consideration firstly some specific characteristics of the development model adopted in Greece since the 19th  century and secondly those phase …Read More

The Distribution of Full Income in Greece

Koutsampelas, Christos, Tsakloglou, Panos, (2012), ‘The Distribution of Full Income in Greece’, IZA Discussion Papers, N. 6396. Non-cash incomes from either private or public sources can have substantial effects on the distribution of economic welfare. However, standard approaches to inequality measurement either neglect them or take into account only selected non-monetary items. Using data for Greece in the mid 2000s we show that it is possible to incorporate a comprehensive …Read More

The Threats to Greece’s Debt Deal

Stevis, Matina, (2012), ‘The Threats to Greece’s Debt Deal’, blogs.wsj.com, 7 Ιανουαρίου. The process of imposing losses to private-sector holders of Greek debt–known as private-sector involvement or PSI–has dogged policy-makers for months. If the Greek finance minister is to be taken at his word, the first large-scale restructuring of sovereign debt of the euro area is nigh.

Μνημόνιο. Ένα post mortem

Ιορδάνογλου, Χρυσάφης (2011), ‘Μνημόνιο. Ένα post mortem‘,  www.booksreview.gr, Δεκέμβριος. Το Μνημόνιο και τα μέτρα που το συνόδευαν έγιναν νόμος του κράτους στις 6 Μαΐου 2010. Η Ελλάδα είχε ελάχιστα περιθώρια να παζαρέψει τις βασικές κατευθύνσεις του και ακόμη λιγότερα να τις απορρίψει. Η χώρα όφειλε να δανεισθεί άμεσα προκειμένου να εξοφλήσει ομόλογα αξίας 8,5 δισ. ευρώ που έληγαν στις 19 Μαΐου. Ήταν όμως πρακτικώς αποκλεισμένη από τις διεθνείς αγορές. Η …Read More

National populism and xenophobia in Greece

Doxiadis, Aristos, Matsaganis, Manos, (2012) “National populism and xenophobia in Greece”,  www.opendemocracy.net, 27 Νοεμβρίου. “National exceptionalism’ has long served as an antidote to the many disappointments that being a Greek has often entailed. But historically, has this now opened the door to populist forces in Greece’s political culture?”

Debt Buybacks and Backdoor Restructurings: Can Greece Pull an Ecuador?

Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo, (2011), ‘Debt Buybacks and Backdoor Restructurings: Can Greece Pull an Ecuador?’, www.brookings.edu, 29 Ιουλίου. The latest European package includes, as a way to lighten Greece´s heavy debt burden, a debt buyback: the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) would lend the money for Greece to buy back its own bonds in the secondary market at a discount, imposing a loss on private creditors while avoiding an outright default.