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Academic Year 2007-8 Seminars


Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Conditionality, EMU, and the Limits of Reform: reflections on southern European adjustment
by George Pagoulatos , Associate Professor of Politics, Athens University of Economics & Business


Tuesday, 13 November 2007
The EU and the wider Black Sea area: what role for Greece?
by Dimitris Triantafyllou Director General, International Centre for Black Sea Studies, Greece


Tuesday, 20 November  2007  
Microeconomic reform options for Greece 
by Costas Meghir, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UCL and Co-Director, ESRC Research Centre at the Institute of Fiscal Studies
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 27 November 2007
1999 and All That: Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its impact
by James Ker -Lindsay, Senior Research Fellow, European Research Centre, Kingston University


Tuesday, 11 December 2007 
The Greek Economy in the Euro-Zone: A Retrospective & Future Challenges
by Nicos Christodoulakis, Former Greek Minister of Economics & Finance; Professor of Economic Analysis, Athens Economics University
(ppt presentation, notes)


Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Micro-perspectives on Immigrant Welfare in Greece 
by Effie Fokas , A.C. Laskaridis Post-doctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 29 January 2008
The trade- offs between transition and sustainable development in the former socialist countries of the Balkans 
by Rumen Gechev, Professor of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Greek FDI and FDI in Greece 
Panel Discussion with  Fragkiskos Filippaios, MEF Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory & Lecturer, Kent Business School, University of Kent and Kostas Tzioumis, NBG Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory & and Consultant, Financial Sector Vice-Presidency, The World Bank
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 26 February 2008 
Foreign aid in the Balkans
by Vladimir Gligorov, Professor of Economics, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Modernization and Centre-Left Dilemmas in Greece: the Revenge of the Underdogs
by Euclid Tsakalotos, Professor of Economics, University of Athens
(ppt presentation)


Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Socio-Economic Differences in the Perceived Quality of High and Low-paid Jobs in the European Union
by Ioannis Theodossiou, Centre for European Labour Market Research, University of Aberdeen Business School, University of Aberdeen
(ppt presentation, paper)