Staff Publications

Staff Books and Publications

The Hellenic Observatory collaborates with publishers or other institutions to produce published monographs, edited volumes and conference proceedings. Below is a selective list of publications produced under the auspices of the HO or by its staff.

Recent Publications



Summertime and the drivin’ is easy? Daylight saving time and vehicle accidents

Ioannis Laliotis, Giuseppe Moscelli and Vassilis Monastiriotis  
Health Economics, 2023



Fiscal Sustainability: Interest Rates, Growth and Debt-based Policy Rules

George Economides and Apostolis Philippopoulos
EconPol Forum 24, July 2023


When Do Crises Centralise Decision-making? The Core Executive in the Greek Economic Crisis

Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou
Journal of European Public Policy, June 2023


‘European Foreign Policy and The Role of Member States: Europeanisation or Renationalisation?’ Spyros Economides, in eds.Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker-Kormoss International Relations and the European Union, Oxford University Press, April 2023


The Changing Discourses of EU Enlargement: a Longitudinal Analysis of National Parliamentary Debates

Spyros Economides, Kevin Featherstone, Tom Hunter
Journal of Common Market Studies, April 2023



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Greece and the Euro: From Crisis to Recovery

Edited by George Alogoskoufis and Kevin Featherstone, July 2021

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power now available in Greek ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΙ Το Παράδοξο της Εξουσίας 

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri Papadimitriou 
Diametros, December 2019


Greece: Modernisation and Europe 20 years on

Edited by Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory, July 2017


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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou
Oxford University Press, June 2015

Past Publications


Handbook of Banking & Finance

Bank Profitability in the Euro Area: the asymmetric effect of common supervision 

Ioanna Avgeri, Yiannis Dendramis and Helen Louri
 in Nguyen, Duc Khuong (ed) Handbook of Banking and Finance in Emerging Markets, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022


Government Debt Accumulation and non-Performing Loans: an ARDL bounds testing approach

Maria Karadima and Helen Louri
Economics and Business Letters, July 2022

Southeast European and Black Sea Studies

Why Resist?: opposition to mask-wearing during the covid-19 pandemic in Greece

Athanasia Chalari
Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, July 2022


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Regional Inequalities in Greece During a Time of Flux 

Burhan Can Karahasan and Vassilis Monastiriotis
Ekonomi-tek, 10 (3), 173-200, 1 December 2021

Journal of International Financial Markets

The Single Supervisory Mechanism and its implications for the profitability of European Banks

Ioanna Avgeri, Yiannis Dendramis and Helen Louri Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Septemper 2021

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Subjects in crisis: Paradoxes of emancipation and alter-neoliberal critique

Dimitris Soudias
The Sociological Review, SAGE Journals, 24 May 2021

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Το Τίμημα του Εμφυλίου: Συγκρούσεις και κατάρρευση στην Ελλάδα 1946-1949

Nicos Christodoulakis
Epimetro, February 2021 

*Partly based on research conducted at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE.

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Professionalisation of short-term rentals and emergent tourism gentrification in post-crisis Thessaloniki

Philipp Katsinas
Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, SAGE Journals, 20 January 2021  


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Narratives of Leaving and Returning to Homeland: The Example of Greek Brain Drainers Living in the UK

Athanasia Chalari and Efi-Irini Koutantou
Sociological Research Online, SAGE Journals, 29 October 2020

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics 

Edited by Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos 
Oxford University Press, October 2020

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Which Firms Survive in a Crisis? Investigating Gibrat’s Law in Greece 2001–2014

Christos Axioglou, Nicos Christodoulakis
Journal of Industrial and Business Economics,

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Crisis, Adjustment and Resilience in the Greek Labor Market: an unemployment decomposition approach

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Angelo Martelli
International Regional Science Review , 6 October 2020


Non-performing Loans in the Euro Area: does bank market power matter?

Maria Karadima, Helen Louri
International Review of Financial Analysis, November 2020


The Single Supervisory Mechanism and its Implications for the Profitability of European Banks 

Ioanna Avgeri, Yiannis Dendramis, Helen Louri
Bank of Greece Working Paper, October 2020


The Economic Effects of political disintegration: lessons from Serbia and Montenegro 

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Ivan Zilic
European Journal of Political Economy, 21 August 2020


Minimum Wages and Firm Employment: evidence from a minimum wage reduction in Greece 

Andreas Georgiadis, Ioannis Kaplanis & Vassilis Monastiriotis
Economics Letters, Volume 193, August 2020

Journal of Elections

Crisis and Extremism. How Does an Extreme Far Right Emerge in a Modern Democracy? Evidence from Greece’s Golden Dawn

Costas Roumanias, Spyros Skouras & Nicos Christodoulakis
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 15 June 2020

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The Sustainability of External Imbalances in the European Periphery 

Vassilis Monastiriotis and Cigdem Borke Tunali 
Open Economies Review, 31(2), 273-294, 7 May 2020

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From Fatigue to Resistance: EU Enlargement and the Western Balkans

Spyros Economides
Dahrendorf Forum IV, 20 March 2020

Journal of Risk And Financial Management

Bank Competition and Credit Risk in Euro Area Banking: fragmentation and convergence dynamics

Maria Karadima, Helen Louri
Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 16 March 2020


Economic Policy Uncertainty and non-Performing Loans: the moderating role of bank concentration

Maria Karadima, Helen Louri
Finance Research Letters, February 2020



Summertime and the drivin’ is easy? Daylight Saving Time and vehicle accidents

Ioannis Laliotis, Guiseppe Moscelli & Vassilis Monastiriotis
LEQS Paper No. 150/2019, December 2019

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power now available in Greek ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΙ Το Παράδοξο της Εξουσίας 

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri Papadimitriou 
Diametros, December 2019

The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration

The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration: Radical Change and the Limits of Conditionality 

Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos and Argyris G. Passas
Springer, 2019 (formally 2020)

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On the choice of legal standards: a positivetheory for comparative analysis

Yannis Katsoulacos
European Journal of Law and Economics, October 2019

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State-Society Relations in Greece Before and After the Recent Economic Crisis

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
CGK Working Paper no.2019-06 
The Fletcher School,Tufts University, May 2019


Firm-level bargaining and wage adjustments before and during the crisis: evidence from the 2011 industrial relations reform, Nicholas Giannakopoulos & Ioannis Laliotis in eds H. Voskeritsian, P.Kapotas & C.Niforou Greek Employment Relations in Crisis: Problems, Challenges and Prospects

Routledge 2019


Sectoral returns in the Greek labour market over 2002-2016:dynamics and determinants, Rebekka Christopoulou & Vassilis Monastiriotis in eds H. Voskeritsian, P.Kapotas & C.Niforou Greek Employment Relations in Crisis: Problems, Challenges and Prospects

Routledge 2019

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Transition Dynamics in European Labour Markets During Crisis and Recovery

Vassilis Monastiriotis, Corrado Macchiarelli and Nikole Lampropoulou
Comparative Economic Studies, 14 March 2019 



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The Backsliding of Democracy in Today's Greece 

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, December 2018


Sustainability and Fairness in the Greek Social Security System

Nicos Christodoulakis
Wiley Online Library, 21 September 2018

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The European Court of Human Rights and minority religions: messages generated and messages received

Edited by Effie FokasJames T. Richardson
Taylor and Francis, September 2018 


‘Pluralism and Religious Freedom: Insights from Orthodox Europe’ Effie Fokas, in eds. Elisabeth A. Diamantopoulou and Louis-Leon Christians, Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights in Europe. Theology, Law and Religion in Interaction

Peter Lang, 2018 


EU Security Strategies: Extending the EU System of Security Governance

Edited by Spyros Economides and James Sperling
Routledge, February 2018 




‘God’s advocates: The multiple fronts of the war on blasphemy in Greece’ Effie Fokas, in eds. Jeroen Temperman and Andras Koltay, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression: Comparative, Theoretical and Historical Reflections after the Charlie Hebdo Massacre 

Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017

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Alternatives to austerity

Edited by Laura Bear, Department of Anthropology, LSE and Daniel M. Knight, Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Special Issue of AnthopologyToday
October 2017 


Non-Performing Loans and Resolving Private Sector Insolvency

Editors: Monokroussos Platon, Gortsos, Christos (Eds.)
Palgrave, October 2017

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Eurobank Economy & Markets 
From a vicious to a virtuous cycle? ‘Turning Greece into an attractive investment destination: Opportunities and Challenges’

Nikolaos Karamouzis (Eurobank Ergasias S.A. & Hellenic Bank Association), Platon Monokroussos, (Eurobank Ergasias S.A. and Hellenic Obervatory, LSE) and Tasos Anastasatos   (Eurobank) September 2017

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Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy

Edited by Meghir Costas Professor of Economics, Yale University, Pissarides Christopher A. Regius Professor of Economics, LSE, Vayanos Dimitri   Professor of Finance and Vettas Nikos Professor of Economics, AUEB & General Director, IOBE
MIT Press, 2017


Contested Landscapes of Poverty and Homelessness In Southern Europe

Arapoglou, Vassilis P., Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Crete and Gounis, Kostas, Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Crete
September 2017 


Conversations. The Promise of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eleni Andriakaina, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University, Athens and Rosa Vasilaki, Research Associate, Hellenic Observatory, LSE
September 2017


Greece: Modernisation and Europe 20 years on

Edited by Spyros Economides, Director of the Hellenic Observatory

July 2017

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Reform dynamics in Greek democracy today: Stagnation and reform in rule of law, mass media and social inclusion

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Hellenic Observatory Research Associate

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Athens Office, July 2017

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Fiscal policy relaxation in a depressed economy - Can there be a “Free Lunch” for Greece?

Platon Monokroussos, Visiting Professor in Practice, Hellenic Observatory & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A, July 2017

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A quantitative assessment of the agreement on Greece reached at the Eurogroup of 15 June 2017

Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A
May 2017

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Greece: How much relief is actually needed to restore public debt sustainability

Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A

May 2017

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The Greek Cypriot Nationalist Right in the Era of British Colonialism

Yiannos Katsourides, Director of the Prometheus Research Institut (Nicosia) and Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, LSE

Springer, May 2017

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Greece Expenditure on Social Protection and Pensions: How generous it is by international standards and relative to the rest of the EU?

Platon Monokroussos, Hellenic Observatory Senior Visiting Fellow & Group Chief Economist, Eurobank Ergasias S.A, March 2017

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Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook

Monokroussos, Platon; Anastasatos, Tassos; Stamatiou, Theodoros; Dimitriadou, Anna; Gogos, Stylianos G.
Greece Macro Monitor, March 2017

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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

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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


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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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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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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

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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

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External asymmetries in the euro area and the role of foreign direct investment

Christodoulakis, Nicos; Sarantides, Vassilis

The World Economy, June 2016

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LSE Hellenic Observatory Policy Paper

Towards a new social contract: Greek pensions halfway through adjustment

Tinios, Platon

April 2016

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feature article on Professor Kevin Featherstone's and Professor Dimitris Papadimitriou's presention of their latest book 'Prime Ministers and the Paradox of Power in Greece' as part of the Megaron Lecture Series was published in the European Court of Auditors (ECA) Journal.

The edition also features an interview with both Professors, titled 'How far can Europe intervene into national administrative processes?'

March 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.

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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



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Greece Macroeconomic Outlook 2016 - Eurobank Global Markets Research

Monokroussos, Platon; Anastasatos, Tassos; Petropoulou
Paraskevi;Stamatiou, Theodoros
Greece Macro Monitor, December 2015


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La Crisis Griega 2010-18: Una Vision Desde Dentro

Lyberaki, Antigone and Tinios, Platon

Revista de Economica Crítica, no 20, pp159-171, October 2015

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A Financial Crisis Manual: Reflections on the Road Ahead

Thomakos, Dimitrios; Monokroussos, Platon; Nikolopoulos, Konstantinos (Co-editors)

Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions

October 2015

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris Oxford University Press, June 2015

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The Europeanisation of Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus

Kyris, George

Ashgate, 2015

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'Re-organising Everyday Greek Social Reality: Subjective Experiences of the Greek Crisis'

Chalari, Athanasia

In Karyotis G and Gerodimos R. (Eds) The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece beyond the Crisis

London: Routledge, 2015

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'Wit and Greece's economic crisis: Ironic slogans, food, and anti-austerity sentiments'

Knight, Daniel M.
American Ethnologist, Volume 42, Issue 2,  pages 230–246, May 2015


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History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece

Knight, Daniel M., Visiting Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory and Foreword by Robert Layton

Palgrave Macmillan, May 2015








  • Bartlett, W. & Monastiriotis, V. (eds.) (2010), South Eastern Europe after the economic crisis: a new dawn or back to business as usual? LSE Research on South East Europe, London, UK.

  • Economides, S. & Ker-Lindsay, J. (2010), Forging EU foreign policy unity from diversity: the 'unique case' of the Kosovo Status Talks'. European foreign affairs review, 15 (4). pp. 495-510. ISSN 1384-6299., 15 (4). pp. 495-510. ISSN 1384-6299.

  • Economides, S., Ker-Lindsay, J. & Papadimitriou, D. (2010), Kosovo: four futures. Survival, 52 (5). pp. 99-116. ISSN 0039-6338., 52 (5). pp. 99-116. ISSN 0039-6338.

  • Monastiriotis, V. Petrakos, G. (2010), Twenty years of economic transition in the Balkans: transition failures and development challenges. Southeastern Europe, 34 (2). pp. 149-169. ISSN 0094-4467.

  • Monastiriotis, V. & Zartaloudis, S. (2010), Beyond the crisis: EMU and labour market reform pressures in good and bad times. LSE 'Europe in Question' discussion paper series, LEQS paper no. 23/2010. The European Institute, LSE, London, UK.

  • Economides, S. (2010), Balkan Europe. In: Dyson, Kenneth and Sepos, Angelos, (eds.) Which Europe?: the politics of differentiated integration. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230553774.