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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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Thursday, 2 March - Sunday, 5 March 2017
Delphi Economic Forum II
Outlook for Greece and the Region Vision 2020 - 2030

Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos

The Hellenic Observatory is a proud programming partner of the annual conference

Venue: European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Greece

Register now



Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Beyond Crisis: Constitutional Change in Greece after the Memoranda                  

Speaker: Anna TSIFTSOGLOU, NBG Postdoctoral Research Fellow, LSE

Venue: Cañada Blanch Room COW 1.11 Cowdray House
Time: 18.00-19.30

Harris Georgiades

Monday, 13 March 2017
Cyprus: Revival from the crisis in the European Economic Dimension

Speaker: Harris GEORGIADES,
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus

 Prof Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, LSE

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Time: 18.30-19.45

The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECyprus

Thursday, 16 March 2017
The Origins of ISIS in Iraq

Speaker: Toby DODGE, Professor of International Relations, LSE; Director of Middle East Centre, LSE

Chair: Dr Katerina Dalacoura, Associate Professor in International
Relations, LSE

Discussant:  Thanos Dokos, Director General of Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Venue:  Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, Megaron, Athens, Greece
Time: 19.00


Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Reflections on the “Punctuated Equilibrium” Theory of Modern Greek History                

Speaker: Stathis KALYVAS, Arnold Wolfers Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University                  

Venue: CLM. 6.02, Clement House, LSE
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

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GreeSE Paper No.107  
Arrivals of Tourists in Cyprus Mind the Web Search Intensity
Theologos Dergiades, Eleni Mavragani, Bing Pan
February 2017

Platon Monokrousos Eurobank Paper

Greece: Contrasting the views of the EU Institutions and the IMF staff on the outlook of Greek economy and the present bailout programme
Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
Greece Macro Monitor, February, 2017

 European Journal of Homelessness

Researching Housing Exclusion and Homelessness in Southern Europe: Learning Through Comparing Cities and Tracking Policies
Vassilis Arapoglou
, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
10th Anniversary Issue of the European Journal of Homelessness, Volume 10, No. 3 2016

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GreeSE Paper No.106 
‘Real’ Flexicurity Worlds in action: Evidence from Denmark and Greece
Kougias, Konstantinos
January 2017


Yet Another Greco-German Imbalance
Dr Angelos Chryssogelos, former Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, published a review on the book 'Against the Troika: Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone', by Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas
EuropeNow Journal, January 2017


HO Newsletter 2016

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


The Sociology of the Individual-Relating Self and Society
Athanasia Chalari, former A.C. Laskaridis Post-Doctoral Fellow; University of Northampton, London School of Economics & Political Science
SAGE Publishing 2016

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Research Paper
The EU’s Crisis of Governance and European Foreign Policy
Angelos Chryssogelos, former National Bank of Greece Postdoctoral Fellow; Teaching Fellow in International Relations & Politics, King's College London
Chatham House, November 2016

Platon Monokrousos Eurobank Paper

QE for Greece: a necessary precondition for stabilizing investor sentiment and preventing the need for further official sector financing post-2018
Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
Greece Macro Monitor, October 25, 2016


The Achievements of Cohesion Policy: long-period evidence on the factors conditioning success and failure from 15 selected regions
Crescenzi R., Fratesi U. and Monastiriotis V.
Ch.6 in Dotti, N.F. (ed), Learning from Implementation and Evaluation of the EU Cohesion Policy: lessons from a research-policy dialogue, RSA Research Network on Cohesion Policy, Brussels 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