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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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Cyprus in Time

Cyprus in Time

Monday 24 October - Friday 25 November 2016
(excluding Wednesday 26 October from 4pm)
Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building LSE
Time: 10.00 - 20.00

Photographic display of black and white images taken by Cypriot artist photographer and journalist Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou. This exhibition explores religious and political contrasts, the everyday life, the habits, traditions and moments in time of the people of Cyprus, captured from years of exploring and observing both sides of the island.

This exhibition is free and open to all - no booking required. 

This exhibition is organised by the Hellenic Observatory in association with LSE Arts to celebrate the 20 Year Anniversary of the Hellenic Observatory. It is supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Event details


Monday, 31 October 2016
Hellenic Observatory & Hellenic Bankers Association-UK
The Road to Recovery: Can Greek banks revive the real economy?

Speaker: Nikolaos Karamouzis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurobank Ergasias SA; Emeritus Professor, University of Piraeus
Chair: Dimitri Vayanos, Professor of Finance, Head of the Department of Finance; Director, Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE campus
Time: 18.30-20.00

This event is free and open to all, however registration is required via Eventbrite - opening soon. 


Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The Analytics of the Greek Crisis

Speaker: Dimitri VAYANOS, Professor of Finance, Head of the Department of Finance, Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House Time:18:00-19:30


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

Maps of the LSE Campus can be found here


HO Newsletter 2016

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

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GreeSE Paper No.101
Monokroussos, Platon; Thomakos, Dimitrios D. and Alexopoulos, Thomas A.
Explaining Non-Performing Loans in Greece: A Comparative Study on the Effects of Recession and Banking Practices
August 2016

NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper No.100
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Thomas Philippon, and Dimitri Vayanos
The Analytics of the Greek Crisis
July 2016

 World Economy Journal

External asymmetries in the euro area and the role of foreign direct investment
Christodoulakis, Nicos;Sarantides, Vassilis
The World Economy, June 2016


LSE Hellenic Observatory Policy Paper
Towards a new social contract: Greek pensions halfway through adjustment
Tinios, Platon
April 2016

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Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict
Bryant, Rebecca
Berghahn Books, March 2016 
This title is available on Open Access.


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

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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

Eurobank Global Markets Research

Greece Macroeconomic Outlook 2016 - Eurobank Global Markets Research
Monokroussos, Platon; Anastasatos, Tassos; Paraskevi Petropoulou; Stamatiou, Theodoros
Greece Macro Monitor, December 2015


La Crisis Griega 2010-18: Una Vision Desde Dentro
Lyberaki, Antigone and Tinios, Platon
Revista de Economica Crítica, no 20, pp159-171, October 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


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