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Hellenic Observatory

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Welcome to the Hellenic Observatory (HO), part of the European Institute at the LSE. Established in 1996, it is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. In 2016 the HO is celebrating its 20 Year Anniversary with a range of special events, details of which can be found on our dedicated Anniversary page.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Still Europeanized?: Greek Foreign Policy During the Eurozone Crisis
Angelos CHRYSSOGELOS, National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House
Time: 18.00-19.30


Tuesday, 1 March 2016
BOOK LAUNCH: Who's to blame for Greece? Austerity in Charge of Saving a Broken Economy
Speakers: Theodore PELAGIDIS, NR Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, USA, Professor of Economics, University of Piraeus;
Michael MITSOPOULOS, PhD Boston University, Coordinator of Research and Analysis, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Time: 18:30-20:00
Free entry event - first come first served basis
For more information on the book please visit the Palgrave website


Imagine Greece

A photographic exhibition on Greece showcasing images of the country and its people. Organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE Arts and Photoglobe Seminars to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hellenic Observatory.

Monday 7 March- Friday 18 March 2016
(except Wed 9 March from 17.00 onwards)
Visitors are welcome Monday - Friday 10.00-20.00.

Venue: LSE Atrium Gallery Please check LSE Arts for more details.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Experiments with austerity and anti-poverty policies in Greece
Vassilis ARAPOGLOU,  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,University of Crete; Visiting Senior Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House
Time: 18.00-19.30
We are grateful to the National Bank of Greece for funding this research project.

 A Financial Crisis Manual

Thursday, 17 March
BOOK LAUNCH: A Financial Crisis Manual - Reflections on the Road Ahead
Speakers: Platon MONOKROUSSOS, Eurobank Ergasias S.A; Kostas NIKOLOPOULOS, Bangor University; Dimitris THOMAKOS, University of Peloponnese
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of European Institute
Discussant: Professor Dimitri Vayanos, Head of the Department of Finance, LSE
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE campus
Time: 18.30-20.00


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

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here

NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.96
Looking for an Oasis of Support: Greece and the Gulf states
January 2016


La Crisis Griega 2010-18: Una Vision Desde Dentro
Lyberaki, A. and Tinios, P
Revista de Economica Crítica, no 20, pp159-171, 2015

Eurobank Global Markets Research

Greece Macroeconomic Outlook 2016 - Eurobank Global Markets Research
Dr. Platon Monokroussos, Group Chief Economist, Deputy General Manager Eurobank Ergasias S.A., Visiting Senior Fellow, HO;
Dr. Tassos Anastasatos, Deputy Chief Economist; Paraskevi Petropoulou, G10 Markets Analyst;
Dr. Theodoros Stamatiou, Senior Economist
Greece Macro Monitor - December 21, 2015


'Ethnographies of Austerity: Temporality, Crisis and Affect in Southern Europe'
Knight, Daniel M.
History and Anthropology, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, January 2016


'On Critical Times: Return, Repetition, and the Uncanny Present'
Bryant, Rebecca
History and Anthropology, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 19-31, January 2016

 European Journal of Homelessness

'Revisiting the Concept of Shelterisation: Insights from Athens, Greece'
Arapoglou, Vassilis  & Gounis, Kostas
European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 9.2, pages 137-57, 
December 2015

 A financial crisis manual

A Financial Crisis Manual: Reflections on the Road Ahead
Thomakos, DimitriosMonokroussos, Platon; Nikolopoulos, Konstantinos (Co-editors)
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions, October 2015

 Kevin Featherstone-Prime Ministers in Greece

Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris
Oxford University Press, June 2015

only when you order directly via the Oxford University Press website adding promotion code AAFLY7 to your shopping basket. 
Discount valid until 31/12/2015

 The Europeanisation of Statehood

The Europeanisation of Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus
Kyris, George
Ashgate, 2015
Discount coupon for 50% off available here when you buy the book.


'Wit and Greece's economic crisis: Ironic slogans, food, and anti-austerity sentiments'
Knight, Daniel M.
American Ethnologist, Volume 42, Issue 2,  pages 230–246, May 2015

Daniel-Knight - History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece

History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece
Knight, Daniel M., Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory and Foreword by Robert Layton
May 2015, Palgrave Macmillan


For more details on the Hellenic Observatory publications click here

For a detailed timeline of the crisis, including media coverage, progress reports, opinion polls and other resources, please click here.

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 

Euro Crisis in the Press: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/

Stratfor: https://www.stratfor.com/topics/economics-and-finance/europes-economic-crisis?older=1436773273