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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. Read more about the HO



Thursday 11 May 2017
Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and how to Avoid the Next One?

Speaker: Lord Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics, LSE; Member of the House of Commons Select Committee 

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies; Head of the European Institute, LSE
Discussant: Eleni-Louri Dendrinou, Professor of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Venue: Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall (Αίθουσα Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος), Megaron, Athens, Greece
Time: 19:00


Monday, 15 May 2017
Defeating populism, defending the truth and unleashing the potential of the Greek economy

Speaker: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of Nea Dimokratia
Chair: Kevin Featherstone
, Head of the European Institute, LSE
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: LSE Campus ( to be confirmed to ticket holders only)

Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be in conversation with Kevin Featherstone.
A Q&A session will follow.

Registration for this event is FREE
A ticket will be required which can be requested via the online ticket request form which will be live on the LSE Events Website on
Monday 8 May, 18.00 until Tuesday 9 May, 12.00

If you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk


Monday, 22 May 2017
Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association 4th Annual Economic Forum
Investing in the Future: The Private Sector’s Bid For Economic Recovery
Venue: King George Hotel, Athens

A forum organised by the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE) in partnership with the Hellenic Observatory, LSE

More information on the registration will follow



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.108
Boomerang Kids in Contemporary Greece: Young People's Experience of Coming Home Again
Charalambos Tsekeris, Evdokia Ntali, Apostolos Koutrias and Athena Chatzoulis
March 2017


Greece Expenditure on Social Protection and Pensions: How generous it is by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU?

Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A, March 2017

Eurobank Global Markets Research
Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook
Monokroussos, Platon; Anastasatos, Tassos; Stamatiou, Theodoros; Dimitriadou, Anna; Gogos, Stylianos G.
Greece Macro Monitor, March, 2017
NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.107  
Arrivals of Tourists in Cyprus Mind the Web Search Intensity
Theologos Dergiades, Eleni Mavragani, Bing Pan
February 2017

Platon Monokrousos Eurobank Paper

Greece: Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme
Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
Greece Macro Monitor, February, 2017

 European Journal of Homelessness

Researching Housing Exclusion and Homelessness in Southern Europe: Learning Through Comparing Cities and Tracking Policies
Vassilis Arapoglou
, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
10th Anniversary Issue of the European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 10, No. 3 2016


Yet Another Greco-German Imbalance
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, former Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, published a review on the book 'Against the Troika: Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone', by Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas
EuropeNow Journal, January 2017


HO Newsletter 2016

This is the HO's annual newsletter which reports on our recent activities and publicises forthcoming events.


The Sociology of the Individual-Relating Self and Society
Athanasia Chalari, former A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellow; University of Northampton, London School of Economics & Political Science
SAGE Publishing 2016

Angelos Chryssogelos-Chatham-House

Research Paper
The EU’s Crisis of Governance and European Foreign Policy
Angelos Chryssogelos, former National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Fellow; Teaching Fellow in International Relations & Politics, King's College London
Chatham House, November 2016

Platon Monokrousos Eurobank Paper

QE for Greece: a necessary precondition for stabilizing investor sentiment and preventing the need for further official sector financing post-2018
Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
Greece Macro Monitor, October 25, 2016


The Achievements of Cohesion Policy: long-period evidence on the factors conditioning success and failure from 15 selected regions
Crescenzi R., Fratesi U. and Monastiriotis V.
Ch.6 in Dotti, N.F. (ed), Learning from Implementation and Evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: lessons from a research-policy dialogue, RSA Research Network on Cohesion Policy, Brussels 2016


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