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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|


The Hellenic Observatory wishes to all of you
'Happy Easter!' Καλό Πάσχα!
The LSE will be closed from Thursday 2nd April until Wednesday 8th April (inclusive),
re-opening on Thursday 9th April.


Thursday 30 April 2015
Panel Discussion: Is austerity winning the argument  on ‘euro-zone’ recovery? Can the solutions to the crisis also be socially just?|
Speakers: Paul MASON, Economics Editor, Channel 4 News, John MILIOS,  Former Member of the Central Committee of SYRIZA; Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University of Athens, Holger SCHMIEDING, Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank, Miranda XAFA, Senior Scholar, CIGI and Former Member of the IMF Executive Board 
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Free admission, but registration is required through Eventbrite|


Thursday, 14 May 2015
Book Launch: The Golden Dawn's 'Nationalist Solution' : Explaining the Rise of the Far Right in Greece
Discussant: Othon ANASTASAKIS

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



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
NEW GreeSE cover

GreeSE Paper no.89
Sophia Dimelis; Ioannis Giotopoulos; Helen Louri
Can firms grow without credit? Evidence from the Euro Area, 2005-2011: A Quantile Panel Analysis|
February 2015  


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


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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