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Lecture | April 2014

Lecture by Nicos Christodoulakis, Former Greek Economics and Finance Minister

Euro or Drachma? Austerity in the Eurozone and the Future of Greece

Presented by the Bard College Economics Program and the Levy Economics Institute

Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito ’60 Auditorium, Bard College
April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

From 1996 to 2004, Nicos Christodoulakis was successively deputy minister of finance, minister for industry and energy, and minister of the economy and finance in Greece. He was chairman of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) during Greece’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2002–03 and also chaired the Eurogroup, where he particpated in international meetings with the G7, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank. From 1999 to 2007, Christodoulakis served as a member of the Greek Parliament with the PASOK party. He is currently professor of economic analysis at the Athens University of Economics and Business and a research associate at LSE, Hellenic Observatory, having previously taught at the University of Cyprus and Charles University, Prague.

During his long and distinguished career in academia and public service, Christodoulakis has published a number of books and articles on economic policy and economic crises during his long and distinguished career. His most recent books include Can the Titanic Be Saved? From the Memorandum, Back to Growth (2011) and Economic Theories and Crises: The Cycle of Rationality and Folly (2012).

This talk is part of the ongoing Economics Seminar Series, which is dedicated to facilitating the exchange of economic ideas within the greater Bard community.

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