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The Hellenic Observatory
European Institute
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


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Research Activities

The core research team at the Hellenic Observatory covers three main areas of research within the geographical contexts of Greece (and Cyprus), Southeast Europe and the European Union:

  • Public policy, policy processes and political economy
  • International relations and foreign and security policy
  • Economic geography and regional integration  

Within these areas, the Hellenic Observatory's permanent and associated staff are currently researching on a range of topics including:

  • Greek prime ministers since 1974 and the challenges of control and coordination of the government from the centre.
  • The domestic impact of EMU in Greece and the management of the crisis by the EU
  • Debt crisis and labour market adjustment in Greece: unemployment and wage adjustments at the national, sectoral and regional levels
  • Austerity and debt sustainability: the role openness and institutional quality
  • Policing the crisis - the views and experiences of Greek police officers in times of turmoil
  • The economic geography of regional and national development in Greece
  • Regional policy and spatial disparities in the post-transition Balkans
  • Regional cooperation and economic integration in Southeast Europe
  • Greek foreign and defence policy within the context of the European Union and Southeast Europe
  • Greece and regional cooperation in Southeast Europe