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Χρεοκοπία και οικονομική κρίση

Αργείτης, Γιώργος, 2012, Χρεοκοπία και οικονομική κρίση, Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια. Στο βιβλίο επιχειρείται η αποδόμηση της νέας δανειακής συμφωνίας και του πλαισίου οικονομικής πολιτικής του Μνημονίου ΙΙ ως βιώσιμης στρατηγικής εξόδου της Ελλάδας από την «παγίδα χρεοκοπίας». Η υλοποίησή τους ωθεί την Ελλάδα σε διαδικασία δομικού μετασχηματισμού προς ένα laissez faire μοντέλο ασταθούς χρηματοπιστωτικού καπιταλισμού με μικρό κράτος, συρρικνωμένο και αποδυναμωμένο σύστημα παραγωγής, πολύ υψηλή ανεργία, πολύ χαμηλούς μισθούς και χαμηλό …Read More

Greece needs plans for growth, not eurozone exit

Katsikas, Dimitris, (2012), ‘Greece needs plans for growth, not eurozone exit’,, 23 Μαρτίου. The second bail-out agreement for Greece has been hailed by the political elites in Europe and the parties of the Greek governing coalition as a historic achievement that paves the way for the country’s return to normalcy. Nonetheless, as soon as it was signed, a number of analysts criticised it as insufficient and predicted that in …Read More

The Logic and Fairness of Greece’s Program

Blanchard, Olivier, (2012), ‘The Logic and Fairness of Greece’s Program’,, 20 Μαρτίου. Some countries have been able to work down heavy public debt burdens. Those that were successful did it through sustained high growth. But in Greece’s case, it had become clear that high growth—let alone sustained high growth—was not going to come soon enough.   

What Is It About Greece?

Stevis, Matina, (2012), ‘What Is It About Greece?’,, 9 Μαρτίου. The Greek debt restructuring, now in its final stretch, is “being as closely watched as a U.S. presidential election,” a market participant quips. But, why, one might ask, are people prepared to put themselves through the process of memorizing acronyms, learning about complicated legal maneuvers and following what has been an exhausting process, if they’re not getting paid to do …Read More

Greek Economy and the Crisis: Challenges and Responses

Petrakis, Panagiotis, (2012), Greek Economy and the Crisis; Challenges and Responses, Springer. The book “The Greek Economy and the Crisis. Challenges and Responses” targets all those who think about the present and future of this (culturally) long-lived small geographic region (Greece), to form a personal view of its social and economic problems. A society that repeats the same types of behaviour over the centuries does not do so due to random …Read More

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