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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

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Monday 27 November 2017
Round-Table Discussion: Post-crisis Greek Foreign Policy: Challenges and Prospects
Speaker: Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, Emmanuel Karagiannis, Senior Lecturer Defence Studies, KCL  and James Ker-Lindsay, Professor of Politics and Policy, University of St Mary's, Twickenham
Time: 19.00
Venue: Hellenic Centre, London

The event is organised by The Anglo-Hellenic League and the Hellenic Observatory


Tuesday, 5 December 2017- CANCELLED
Research Seminar

Manoeuvring between Economic Crisis, Refugees and Statelessness in Greece
Speaker: Mariangela Veikou, Affiliate of The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS), University of Twente, The Netherlands .

This event is now cancelled and will be rescheduled. Apologies for any incovenience caused.

NEW GreeSE cover

116. Andriopoulou Eirini, Karakitsios Alexandros, Tsakloglou Panos, Inequality and Poverty in Greece: Changes in Times of Crisis, October 2017

Balkan Journal

The Political Economy of the Eurozone Crisis: Competitiveness and Financialization in PIIGS
Özgün Sarımehmet Duman, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory
Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
October 2017



Reforms Dynamics in Greek Democracy Today
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory
July 2017
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Science Po Journal

How the quality of democracy deterio-rates: Populism and the backsliding of democracy in three West Balkan coun-tries 
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory
June 2017
Science Po, LIEPP Working Paper

Anthropology Daniel Knight

Alternatives to austerity
Edited by Laura Bear, Department of Anthropology LSE and Daniel M. Knight, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Special Issue of Anthopology Today
October 2017

Eurobank Global Markets Research

Eurobank Economy & Markets
From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? ‘Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination: Opportunities and Challenges’

Nikolaos Karamouzis (Eurobank Ergasias S.A. & Hellenic Bank Association), Platon Monokroussos, (Eurobank Ergasias S.A. and Hellenic Obervatory, LSE) and Tasos Anastasatos  (Eurobank)
September 2017

Arapoglou_Contested Landscapes of Poverty and Homelessness In Southern Europe

Contested Landscapes of Poverty and Homelessness In Southern Europe
Arapoglou, Vassilis P., Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Crete and Gounis, Kostas, Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Crete
September 2017

Beyond Austerity

Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy, MIT Press
Edited by Meghir Costas Professor of Economics, Yale University, Pissarides Christopher A. Regius Professor of Economics, LSE, Vayanos Dimitri  Professor of Finance and Vettas Nikos Professor of Economics, AUEB & General Director, IOBE
September 2017

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Conversations. The Promise of Humanities and Social Sciences
Eleni Andriakaina, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University, Athens and Rosa Vasilaki, Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
September 2014


Greece: Modernisation and Europe 20 years on
Edited by Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory
July 2017


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