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Book Launch

A Financial Crisis Manual: Reflections and the Road Ahead

Speakers :

Platon Monokroussos, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
Kostas Nikolopoulos, Bangor University
Dimitris Thomakos, University of Peloponnese

Discussant :

Dimitri Vayanos, Head of the Department of Finance, LSE

Chair :

Kevin Featherstone, Head of European Institute

Date :

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Venue : Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Time : 18.30-20.00

Book Abstract

The recent financial crisis has generated many structural changes within the economy. Many issues are ongoing, and the question of how to recover from the crisis, and how to avoid another one, are continually addressed by scholars and practitioners everywhere. Where there is much discussion within academic and practitioner circles, there is not always adequate interaction between these schools of research. This book provides a thorough overview of the recent financial crisis from the perspective of both industry practitioners and academics specialising in the area. The first part provides practitioner insight on the crisis, and explores the causes and effects and of the recession, European public financing, ECB monetary policy and the Euro, the repression of financial markets, and financial stability. Part two focuses on the case of Greece, as a country still heavily impacted by the crisis, which has undergone various unorthodox policies imposed by the IMF, the ECB the EU. The third part provides insight from researchers and academics, covering an array of Economic theories and revealing new economics architectures available for the future. With informed views from both financial industry practitioners and academics, this book discusses current issues and implementable solutions for a faster post-crisis recovery.



Dr. Dimitrios D. Thomakos is Professor of Applied Econometrics & Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Peloponnese, Greece

Dr. Platon Monokroussos is Group Chief Economist and Deputy General Manager of Eurobank Ergasias S.A and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos
is Director of Research for the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences and Professor of Decision Sciences at Bangor Univesity.He is also the Director for LAB. He is an expert in Time Series Analysis & Forecasting,  Forecasting Support Systems and forecasting the impact of Special Events.

For more information on the book please visit the Palgrave website.







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