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Public Lecture

The current economic developments in Greece and Cyprus: when and how crisis exits are feasible

Speaker :

Michalis Sarris
Former Minister of Finance of Cyprus; Former Department Director at the World Bank

Yiannis Kitromilides
Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre of Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Chair : Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
Associate Professor in the Political Economy of South East Europe
Venue : CLM 2.02, Clement House, LSE
Date :

Monday 12 October 2015, 18.30-20.00


This event was a presentation and a debate of two alternative narratives of the eurozone crisis and its effects on Greece and Cyprus. There are a number of controversial questions about the crises which the speakers debated. Why was Greece ‘bailed-out’ in 2010 and Cyprus ‘bailed-in’ in 2013? Why the Greek economy collapsed after 2010 and how significant are structural reforms?

Dr Michalis Sarris, a former department director at the World Bank, served twice as Minister of Finance of Cyprus, including when the country adopted the euro and later sought an international bailout package in 2013. 

Dr Yiannis Kitromilides is Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre of Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He has previously taught at the University of Greenwich, University of Westminster, University of Middlesex and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.