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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.

Click here for the Hellenic Observatory Annual Newsletter 2013-2014|


Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Greece: Taking Stock: Economic and Financial Changes Since the Onset of the Global and Euro Area Crises
by Eleni LOURI-DENDRINOU, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business; Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Seminar details|

Yannis Palaiologos

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
BOOK LAUNCH: The Thirteenth Labour of Hercules Inside the Greek Crisis
|by Yannis PALAIOLOGOS, Features reporter for "Kathimerini" newspaper, Athens, Greece
(Published by Portobello Books- click here| for more details)
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB


Monday, 20 October 2014
BOOK LAUNCH: The Impact of European Employment Strategy in Greece and Portugal
by Sotirios ZARTALOUDIS, Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, History and IR, Loughborough University
(Published by Palgrave Macmillan - click here| for more details)
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Crisis and Democracy: Democracy in Crisis: Social Anthropological Perspectives on the Fragility of the Social Contract
by Elisabeth KIRTSOGLOU, Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Durham
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 11 November 2014
The Newly Disadvantaged: Responses to rapid socioeconomic change in Greece
by Alexander KENTIKELENIS, Research Associate, Department of Sociology & King's College, University of Cambridge
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Banal, benign or pernicious? The relationship between religion and national identity from the perspective of religious minorities in Greece
by Effie FOKAS, Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Athens, and Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
Venue:Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House 
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 9 December 2014
BOOK LAUNCH: The European Debt Crisis: The Greek Case
by Costas SIMITIS, Former Greek Prime Minister
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 20 January 2015
What Greek Political Elites Think about Europe and the Crisis? Preliminary Results of Recent Survey Research
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House
Seminar details|


Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Everyday Strategies against Austerity in Greece: the View from Anthropology
Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11, Cowdray House
Seminar details (to be announced soon)


Tuesday, 17 March 2015
The Agent-Structure Issue in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) – The “Macedonian” issue
Venue: Cañada Blanch Room, COW 1.11 Cowdray House
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|.


NEW GreeSE cover

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 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


(When) Does Austerity Work? On the Conditional Link between Fiscal Austerity and Debt Sustainability|
Monastiriotis, Vassilis
, Cyprus Economic Policy Review, Vol.8 (1), pp.71-92, 2014


When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923
Edited by Vally Lytra
Ashgate, 2014
Dr James Ker-Lindsay contributed a chapter, titled 'The Politics of Identity, Language and Culture: Does a Cyprus solution still matter?', pp.109-124.

Germany's War Debt to Greece: A Burden Unsettled-Nicos Christodoulakis

Germany's War Debt to Greece: A Burden Unsettled
Author: Nicos Christodoulakis, Research Associate LSE, Hellenic Observatory.
Published by Palgrave Macmillan.
May 2014


Regional Growth and National Development: Transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Regional Kuznets Curve in the East and the West
|Monastiriotis, Vassilis, Spatial Economic Analysis, Volume 9,  Issue 2, pp-142-161, 2014

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The public-private duality in wage reforms and adjustment during the Greek crisis
|Monastiriotis, Vassilis
and Christopoulou, Rebekka
Crisis Observatory (ELIAMEP)
April 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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