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External Research Projects

The Hellenic Observatory has engaged in a number of projects conducted by external researchers to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks.

National Bank of Greece Research Calls

 

2015 NBG Research Call

In 2015 the Hellenic Observatory invited researchers with a recognised interest in contemporary Greece to submit an application for funding, in order to carry out a project on one of the following themes (1) An evaluation of reform implementation (2) What model of employment relations for Greece? (3) Immigration, asylum and the EU. The Call was open to all researchers with a university affiliation, who already held a doctorate (PhD degree) and had at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applications from groups of researchers were also eligible.

The call was made possible by funding generously provided by the National Bank of Greece, to which we wish to record our gratitude.This initiative is consistent with the Observatory’s mission to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks and follows on from previous successful calls made in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

The HO received a large number of competitive applications, but could only award one grant of Euros €12,000 to each of the thematic areas.

Following on from the selection process the HO are now very pleased to announce the three successful research projects:

THEME 1 - An evaluation of reform implementation

Project title:
The Reform of the Public Revenue Administration in Greece: Rebuilding the Ship During the Storm?

Researchers:

  • DIMITRAKOPOULOS Dionyssis, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • PASSAS Anargyros, Associate Professor in Public Administration and European Integration, Department of International, European and Area Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens

PROJECT REPORT


THEME 2 - What model of employment relations for Greece?

Project title: 
Prospects for New Employment Relations and Labour Market Model in Greece

Researchers:

  • KORNELAKIS Andreas, Senior Lecturer in International Management, Kings College London
  • VELIZIOTIS Michail, Research Fellow, University of West England, Bristol
  • VOSKERITSIAN Horen, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Bristol Business School, University of West of England
  • KAPOTAS Panos, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Portsmouth

PROJECT REPORT

 A GreeSE paper by Voskeritsian Horen, Veliziotis Michail, Kapotas Panos, Kornelakis Andreas,was published after the end of this project: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Social Partners and Reforms in the Wage-Setting System in Greece under Austerity, no 114, September 2017

THEME 3 -  Immigration, asylum and the EU

Project title: 
Back to Basics: Asylum Procedure in Greece. Manoeuvring between Economic Crisis and Statelessness

Researchers:

  • VEIKOU Mariangela, Affiliate of The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and Independent Researcher in the Political Science and International Relations Department, University of Peloponnese

PROJECT REPORT

2014 NBG Research Call

In 2014 the Hellenic Observatory invited researchers with a recognised interest in contemporary Greece to submit an application for funding, in order to carry out a project on one of the following themes (1) The Crisis and Gender (2) The Crisis and Political Extremism (3) Outward Migration from Greece during the Crisis. The Call was open to all researchers with a university affiliation, who already held a doctorate (PhD degree) and had at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applications from groups of researchers were also eligible.

The call was made possible by funding generously provided by the National Bank of Greece, to which we wish to record our gratitude. This initiative is consistent with the Observatory’s mission to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks and follows on from previous successful calls made in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The HO received a large number of competitive applications, but could only award one grant of Euros €12,000 to each of the thematic areas.

Following on from the selection process the HO are now very pleased to announce the three successful research projects:

THEME 1 - The Crisis and Gender

Project title:
Can the crisis lead to backtracking on gender progress in Greece? A need to rethink gender balance policies.

Researchers:

  • LYBERAKI Antigone, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Regional Development, Panteion University
  • TINIOS Platon, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Insurance Science, Piraeus University

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THEME 2 - The Crisis and Political Extremism

Project title: Radicalising the Mainstream? The Rise of the Golden Dawn and its impact on Greek Party Politics.

Researchers:

  • HALIKIOPOULOU Daphne, Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading
  • VASILOPOULOU Sofia, Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, University of York
  • NANOU Kyriaki, Lecturer in European Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

PROJECT REPORT

A GreeSE paper by Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou was published after the end of this project: Changing the policy agenda? The impact of the Golden Dawn on Greek party politics, no.103, October 2016.


THEME 3 - Outward Migration from Greece during the Crisis

Project title: Outward Migration from Greece during the Crisis.

Researchers:

  • LABRIANIDIS Lois, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Macedonia
  • PRATSINAKIS Manolis, Marie Curie IF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economic Sciences, University of Macedonia, Greece

A GreeSE paper by Lois Labrianidis and Manolis Pratsinakis was published after the end of this project: Greece's new Emigration at times of Crisis, no.99, May 2016.

PROJECT REPORT

For the full questionnaire report please contact Lois Labrianiadis loisl@uom.edu.gr 

2013 NBG Research Call

In 2013 the Hellenic Observatory invited researchers with a recognised interest in contemporary Greece to submit an application for funding, in order to carry out a project on one of the following themes (1) Reform of Public Administration in Greece; (2) Social Insurance Provisions in Greece; (3) Foreign Policy.

The Call was open to all researchers with a university affiliation, who already held a doctorate (PhD degree) and had at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applications from groups of researchers were also eligible.

The call was made possible by funding generously provided by the National Bank of Greece, to which we wish to record our gratitude. This initiative is consistent with the Observatory’s mission to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks and follows on from previous successful calls made in 2009 and 2011.

The HO received a large number of competitive applications, but could only award one grant of GBP £10,000 to each of the thematic areas.

Following on from the selection process the HO are now very pleased to announce the three successful research projects:

THEME 1 - Reform of Public Administration in Greece

Project title:
Evaluating Structural Reform of Central Government Departments in Greece: Application of the DEA Methodology

Researchers:

  • MAKRYDEMETRES Anthony, Professor of Administrative Science, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
  • ZERVOPOULOS Panagiotis, Senior Consultant Modelling Statistician, IRi Worldwide, Athens Centre of Excellence
  • PRAVITA Maria-Iliana, Lecturer in Administrative Science, University of Athens

A GreeSE paper by Professors Makrydemetres, Zervopoulos and Pravita was published after the end of this project: Reform of Public Administration in Greece. Evaluating Structural Reform of Central Government Departments in Greece: Application of the DEA Methodology, no.97, February 2016.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 13 October 2015 - see photos and listen to a recording of the event here. 

PROJECT REPORT

THEME 2 - Social Insurance Provisions in Greece

Project title:
Caring for the Homeless and the Poor in Greece: Implications for the Future of Social Protection and Social Inclusion.

Researchers:

  • ARAPOGLOU Vassilis, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
  • GOUNIS Kostas, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Crete

A GreeSE paper by Dr Arapoglou and Dr Gounis was published after the end of this project: 'Poverty and Homelessness in Athens: Governance and the Rise of an Emergency Model of Social Crisis Management', no.90, March 2015.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 8 March 2016 under the title 'Experiments with austerity and anti-poverty policies in Greece' - see photos and listen to a recording of the event here.

The book Contested Landscapes of Poverty and Homelessness In Southern Europe by Dr Arapoglou and Dr Gounis was published in 2017.

 PROJECT REPORT


THEME 3 - Foreign Policy

Project title:
National role perceptions and foreign policy orientation: the ideational bases of Greek political elite’s perception and policy towards Turkey.

Researchers:

  • IFANTIS Kostas, Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Kadir has University; Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens
  • TRIANTAPHYLLOU Dimitrios, Assistant Professor of International Relations & Director, Center for International and European Studies (CIES), Kadir Has University, Istanbul

More about this call: Centre for International and European Studies (CIES) website

A GreeSe paper by Dr Kostas and Dr Triantaphyllou was published after the end of this project: National Role and Foreign Policy: An Exploratory Study of Greek Elites’ Perceptions towards Turkey, no. 94, August 2015.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 12 January 2016 - see photos and listen to a recording of the event here. 

PROJECT REPORT

2011 NBG Research Call

At the end of 2011, the Hellenic Observatory invited researchers with a recognised interest in contemporary Greece to submit an application for funding in order to carry out a project on one of the following themes: (1) Migration and (2) The Social Consequences of the Current Economic Crisis

The Call was open to all researchers with a university affiliation, who already held a doctorate (PhD degree) and had at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Applications from groups of researchers were also eligible

The HO received a large number of competitive applications, but could only award one grant of GBP £10,000 to each of the thematic areas.

The Hellenic Observatory wish to record their gratitude to the National Bank of Greece for its generosity in providing funding for these two research projects. This initiative is consistent with the HO's mission to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks and follows on from a previous successful call made in 2009.

Following on from the selection process the HO are now very pleased to announce the two successful research projects:

THEME 1 - Migration

Research Project:

Emerging ethnic economies at times of crisis: socio-economic and spatial dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship in Athens.

Researchers:

  • Panos Hatziprokopiou, Department of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Yannis Frangopoulos, Department of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 28 January 2014 - see photos and listen to a recording of the event here. 

PROJECT REPORT 

THEME 2 -The Social Consequences of the Current Economic Crisis

Research Project:
State Crisis and Civil Consciousness in Greece.

Researchers:

  • Manussos Marangudakis, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Aegean, Greece
  • Kostas Rontos, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Aegean, Greece 
  • Maria Xenitidou, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, England

A GreeSe Paper by Dr Marangudakis, Dr Rontos and Dr Xenitidou was published after the end of the project: 'The Social Consequences of the Current Economic Crisis', no.77, October 2013.

PROJECT REPORT

2009 NBG Research Call

In line with our mission to support and promote high quality research on contemporary Greece, we have embarked on a new initiative, establishing a research competition for external projects.

Thanks to the support of the National Bank of Greece (NBG Research Fund), a Call for Projects was advertised in February 2009 under three pre-selected themes: (1) Inflation and Price Rigidities in Greece: causes and characteristics. (2) Assessing the impact of Privatisation in Greece on the subsequent management of the enterprise(s). (3) The effect on GDP of the opening-up of Closed Professions within Greece.

The Call was open to all researchers with a university affiliation and at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. We received a healthy number of applications, both from established and junior Greek academics, in Greece and abroad.
A three-member jury evaluated the applications and decided to award two grants under the 'Inflation' and 'Privatisation' themes: 

THEME 1 - Inflation and Prices in Greece  

The first grant was awarded to Professor Nikos Apergis (University of Piraeus), who conducted research on "Inflation and Prices in Greece"; 

The project was a macro-econometric study seeking to measure the extent of inflation persistence in aggregate and disaggregated price series, examining the quantitative importance of wage rigidities on trend inflation and price mark-ups, and finally investigate the presence of menu-costs as a source of downward nominal price rigidities in Greece.

A GreeSe paper by Professor Apergis was published after the project: 'Inflation and Prices in Greece', no.43, January 2011.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 9 October 2012 - listen to the event podcast here. 

PROJECT REPORT


THEME 2 - Politics, Labour, Regulation and Performance: lessons from the privatisation of OTE  

The second project was awarded to Professors Nikos Zahariadis (University of Alabama) and George Pagoulatos (Athens University of Economics and Business), for their project on "Politics, Labour, Regulation and Performance: lessons from the privatisation of OTE".

The project by Zahariadis and Pagoulatos will "use a model proposed by Durant et al (1998, American Journal of Political Science) to assess changes in regulations and labour relations, brought about by OTE's privatisation, on the company's economic and social performance".

The study involved both quantitative and qualitative analyses examining specifically the role of regulatory intensity and labour relations on various performance indicators such as labour productivity, capitalisation, product innovation, network reliability, call failures, etc. 

A GreeSe paper by Professors Zahariadis and Pagoulatos was published after the project: 'Politics, Labour, Regulation and Performance: lessons from the privatisation of OTE', no.46, April 2011.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 20 November 2012 - listen to the event podcast here. 

PROJECT REPORT

 
Other Research Projects

2014 Research Project

What do national political elites think about the European Union today? The case of members of the Greek Parliament, in the context of the forthcoming European Parliament elections of 2014'

Researchers:
Dr Dimitris Sotiropoulos - Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. Dr Ioannis Tsirbas - Adjunct Lecturer in Social Research Methods and Political Communication, University of Athens.

Research Grant: €3,000
Duration of Project: 1 Jan - 30 Sep 2014

A GreeSe paper was published by Dr Sotiropoulos and Dr Tsirbas at the end of the project: 'What do national political elites think about the European Union today? An exploratory analysis', no.93, July 2015.

A Reseach Seminar introduced the project to a wider audience in the European Institute, LSE on Tuesday 20 January 2015 - see photos and listen to a recording of the event here.