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Levy Economics Institute and Economics Program present

Economics Seminar: "Euro or Drachma?" Austerity in the Eurozone and the Future of Greece?

By Nicos Christodoulakis, Minister for Economy and Finance of Greece, 2001–2004


Wednesday, April 16, 2014


From 1996 to 2004 Nicos Christodoulakis was successively the Deputy Minister of Finance, the Minister for Industry and Energy and the Minister for the Economy and Finance in Greece. Nicos participated to meetings at the World Bank, at the IMF and of the G7. In 2002-2003 he was chair of the Euro Group and Econ Fin, which are composed of all finance ministers of the Eurozone / member States of the European Union. From 1999 to 2007 he was elected as a member of the Greek Parliament with the PASOK party.

Nicos is currently Professor of Economic Analysis at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a Research Associate at LSE, Hellenic Observatory.

During his long and distinguished academic career and public service, Nicos has published several books and articles on economic policy and economic crises. His most recent books include: “Euro OR Drachma”, “Can the Titanic be saved? From 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 furthering the exchange of economic ideas in the greater Bard community.

For more information, call 845-758-7075, or e-mail tchernev@bard.edu.

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium