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Hellenic Observatory


Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE.

Established in 1996, the Hellenic Observatory is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece. It brings together a core group of LSE academics, and a range of Research, Post-Doctoral and Visiting Fellows, to create a multidisciplinary network of social scientists researching Greece. The Hellenic Observatory is affiliated to two other units at the European Institute: LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe| & Contemporary Turkish Studies|; while in 2011 it expanded its coverage to include contemporary Cyprus|

We publish an in-house discussion papers series|  and have an extensive schedule of public lectures, seminars and conferences (including a biennial PhD Symposium); while our staff and fellows publish regularly in international scientific and policy outlets and engage in individual and collaborative research projects. For more information click on the relevant tabs below.

We are currently busy planning the 2014/15 public programme which will commence in October 2014. More information on our future events will be available in August.


 For more information on the Hellenic Observatory Past Events please visit the Events| section.



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GreeSE Paper no.84
Kyris, George
Europeanisation and 'Internalised' Conflicts: The Case of Cyprus|
April 2014


Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution|
Author: Ker-Lindsay, James
Published by I.B. Tauris, August 2014


(When) Does Austerity Work? On the Conditional Link between Fiscal Austerity and Debt Sustainability|
Monastiriotis, Vassilis
, Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol.8 (1), pp.71-92, 2014


When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923
Edited by Vally Lytra
Ashgate, 2014
Dr James Ker-Lindsay contributed a chapter, titled 'The Politics of Identity, Language and Culture: Does a Cyprus solution still matter?', pp.109-124.

Germany's War Debt to Greece: A Burden Unsettled-Nicos Christodoulakis

Germany's War Debt to Greece: A Burden Unsettled
Author: Nicos Christodoulakis, Research Associate LSE, Hellenic Observatory.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan.
May 2014


Regional Growth and National Development: Transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Regional Kuznets Curve in the East and the West
|Monastiriotis, Vassilis, Spatial Economic Analysis, Volume 9,  Issue 2, pp-142-161, 2014

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The public-private duality in wage reforms and adjustment during the Greek crisis
|Monastiriotis, Vassilis
and Christopoulou, Rebekka
Crisis Observatory (ELIAMEP)
April 2014


For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here|

Timelines of the crisis

European Central Bank: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/html/crisis.en.html|

The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/business/interactive/2012/oct/17/eurozone-crisis-interactive-timeline-three-years|

Bruegel: http://www.bruegel.org/blog/eurocrisistimeline/|

Athens Centre for International Political Economy (ACIPE): http://www.idis.gr/acipe/timeline/|

CNN­­ International News: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/06/23/greece.crisis.timeline/|

BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13856580|

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_debt_crisis_timeline|

Blogs, analysis and monitoring

Hellenic Observatory (Greece@LSE): http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/greeceatlse/category/the_greek-debt-crisis/|

Crisis Observatory, ELIAMEP: http://crisisobs.gr/en/the-observatory/|

Policy Analysis Research Unit (Athens University of Economics and Business): http://www.paru.gr/|

The Greek Crisis blog: http://www.greekcrisis.net/|

Greek Economists for Reform: http://greekeconomistsforreform.com/|

Greek Public Policy Forum: http://www.greekpublicpolicyforum.org/|

Protagon: http://www.protagon.gr|

Greek Ministry of Finance: http://www.minfin.gr/portal/en|

European Commission, Economic and Financial Affairs: http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/index_en.htm| 







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