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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.


Panel Discussion: "Growth and Social Cohesion: Challenges for Greece and Beyond"
|Thursday 15 May 2014, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

The event is organised by the Hellenic Observatory, LSE and the Hellenic Bankers Association, UK in the framework of the Hellenic Presidency of the EU Council.

After the emergency actions taken at the height of the euro-crisis, serious attention has focussed on how the ‘bail-out’ states can return to growth on a sustainable and socially-inclusive basis. In part, this will depend on whether Europe has the right policies in place. A crucial dimension is also that of how Europe can best support reform in the bail-out states: are they receiving the right mix of support? How should external leverage be applied? And what is the best domestic strategy for the bail-out states themselves? Are they doing enough? The panel will address both the European and the national agendas, focussing on the Greek case in particular.

Registrations are FREE but a ticket will be required. To register please visit Eventbrite.|

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



NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper no.83
Christodoulakis, Nicos
The Conflict Trap in the Greek Civil War 1946-1949: An economic approach
|March 2014 

NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper no.82
Simiti, Marilena
Rage and Protest: The case of the Greek Indignant movement
|February 2014


Turkey and the European Union; Facing New Challenges and Opportunities |
Edited by Firat Cengiz, Lars Hoffmann
Routledge 2014
Chapters contributed by Dr George Kyris , Hellenic Observatory & Neapolis University Post-Doctoral Fellow and Dr Nikos Skoutaris recent  A.N. Hadjiyiannis Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Observatory.


The Slow Growth and Sudden Demise of Supplementary Pension Provision in Cyprus |
Casey, Bernard H and Yiallouros, Panayiotis, Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol 7, No. 2 , pp-2-51, 2013

Social Issues in Focus
New Generation Research on a Changing Greece|
Five A.C Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellows, LSE: Effie Fokas, Diana Bozhilova, Effie Vraniali, Elpida Prasopoulou and Athanasia Chalari
Introduction by Kevin Featherstone, Economia Publishing
October 2013
Mediterrenean Politics Journal

The Cypriot Economic Collapse - More Than a Conventional South European Failure |
Authors: Adonis Pegasiou, Research Associate, European University Cyprus Research Centre ; Visiting Fellow, LSE Hellenic Observatory
Journal of Mediterranean Politics, 2013


Οι τελευταίοι Οθωμανοί - Η μουσουλμανική μειονότητα της Δυτικής Θράκης, 1940-1949|
Featherstone K, Παπαδημητρίου Δ, Μαμαρέλης Α, Νιάρχος Γ
Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, 2013
The book was published in English by Palgrave Macmillan Publishers| (2011)


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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