Understanding the Crisis in Greece: From Boom to Bust

Understanding the Crisis in Greece: From Boom to Bust

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As the tensions in the Greek economy take centre stage in the international headlines, this book examines the failed policies and political corruption that have bankrupted the nation. The authors comment on recent bailouts and haircuts and explore the uncertain future of Greece in the Eurozone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349315185
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2012
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAEL MITSOPOULOS is Co-ordinator of Research and Analysis at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, Greece. He has previously worked in the Greek financial sector and has held governmental positions. He has taught as an appointed lecturer at the Economic University of Athens and the University of Piraeus.

THEODORE PELAGIDIS is an advisor to the Greek Finance Minister, and Professor of Economic Analysis at Piraeus University, Greece. He is also a senior professorial fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction Vikings in Greece: Rents, the Design of the Greek Political System and the Blockage of Reforms Corruption, Policy Inadequacy and the Greek Constitution Efficiency and Quality of Justice in Greece Strong Growth and Weak Institutions: The Greek Paradox Re-considered Epilogue: The 2010-11 Greek Economic Crisis and the Conditionality Program

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