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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.  Read more about the Hellenic Observatory|


Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The Restructuring of the Greek Economy: 2010-2014
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11
Seminar details|

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Thursday, 5 February 2015
Public Debate: What do the Greek elections mean for Greece's future?
|Speakers: Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos, Daphne Halikiopoulou, Dimitri Vayanos
Venue: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building


Thursday, 12 February 2015
Hellenic Observatory 14th Annual Lecture
The Greek Economy: Current Developments and Future Prospects
by Yannis STOURNARAS, Governor of the Bank of Greece; Former Greek Minister of Finance
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: LSE Campus
Tickets: Can be requested via the online ticket request form which will be live at the LSE Events Website|  from around 6pm on 5 February.
Media Enquires: If you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk|


Tuesday, 17 February 2015
How to study the crisis anthropologically? Theoretical and methodological puzzles|
Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Policing the Crisis: The other side of the story|
: Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11
Time: 18:00-19:30
Seminar details|


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

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here|.


  • Professor Kevin Featherstone asked  ‘Can Greece make the choice?’ in an Op-Ed in Kathimerini (Greece) ahead of Sunday’s elections. He questioned what choice the voter was being offered and whether the choices offered could be delivered. Owing to an editorial error, mistakes appeared in the published version. Click here  for the correct version in Greek and English version.
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was quoted in in an article by Jonathan Berr published on 5 January at CBS News titled “Is Greece heading for the "Grexit"?”
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article 'Samaras Has Four Weeks to Trump Anti-Austerity Party on Greek Economy' (Bloomberg, 30/12/14)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis was interviewed by Justin Rowlatt, Business Daily programme, BBC World Service on the extension of the Greek adjustment programme (08/12/14)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article Biden to meet with Erdogan as divide between US and Turkey widens ( The Guardian, 21/11/2014)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay was quoted in the article Natural Gas Fight Dampens Any Optimism for Cyprus Reunification (World Politics Review, 12/11/2014)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live TV interview to Popi Tsapanidou about the EC Aging Report and its projections on Greece, STAR Channel (Greece) (11/11/14)
  • Dr James Ker-Lindsay  gave a radio interview to Athens International Radio on the rising tensions over natural gas exploration around Cyprus (10/11/14)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a radio interview on the Greek economy and the conclusion of the Greek Memorandum, Athina 984 (02/11/14)
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis gave a live TV interview to Popi Tsapanidou about the rising spreads on Greek government bonds and the plans for an ‘early exit’ from the Memorandum agreement, STAR Channel (Greece) (17/10/14)  
  • Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis has been appointed member of the Scientific Council (Advisory Board) of the “Administration and Public Employment Review” (RAEP), a policy review published by the Directorate General for Administration and Public Employment (DGAEP) of the Ministry of Finance, Portugal.
  • Professor Kevin Featherstone's book The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union  was chosen for the “100 books on Europe to remember” book list, compiled by the European Parliament. You can access the list here.
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GreeSE Paper no.86
Thomadakis, Stavros; Gounopoulos, Dimitrios; Nounis, Christos and Riginos, Michalis
Financial Innovation and Growth: Listings and IPOs from 1880 to World War II in the Athens Stock Exchange|
September 2014


The evolution of wage returns across the Greek regions during the crisis
 Monastiriotis, Vassilis
To be published in the Conference Proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference, London, 27-28 November, 2014


Convergence through Crisis? The Impact of the crisis on the wage returns across the Greek regions
Monastiriotis, Vassilis

Region et Developpement, 2014, November, vol.39


The regional impact of EU association agreements: lessons for the ENP from the CEE experience|
Monastiriotis V., Kallioras D. and Petrakos G
LEQS Discussion Paper No80, October 2014


Between equity, efficiency and redistribution: An analysis of revealed allocation criteria of regional public investment in Greece
|Monastiriotis V
. and Psycharis Y.
European Urban and Regional Studies, 2014 ,vol.21, No.4, pp.445-462


Economic Crisis, Social Solidarity and the Voluntary Sector in Greece
|Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory and Bourikos, Dimitris
Journal of Power, Politics & Governance June 2014, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 33-53


The social situation of Greece under the crisis; Basic socio-economic data for Greece, 2013
|Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory
Report published by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, May 2014

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Civil Society in Greece in the Wake of the Economic Crisis
|Sotiropoulos, Dimitri A
, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory
Report published by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and ELIAMEP, 2014


External conditionality and the debt crisis: the ‘Troika’ and public administration reform in Greece
Featherstone, Kevin
, Journal of European Public Policy, September 2014


The Subjective Experiences of Three Generations during the Greek Economic Crisis
|Chalari, Athanasia, World Journal of Social Science Research. 1(1): 89-109, 2014


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