Populism, political risk and economic policy with Theodore Pelagidis, Events Series 2017


Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 8:00pm


CHS Greece, Philhellene Square and Otto Street, 21 100, Nafplio, Greece

Full title:

Populism, political risk and economic policy in the Greek case


Theodore Pelagidis, Economic Analysis Professor, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus & NR Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, US



Synopsis of the lecture:

The lecture highlights the following questions: How much was the assistance really received by Greece during the three programs? Where was this money directed? How can the partial failure of the programs be explained? To what extent can the current unfavorable situation be explained by a dysfunctional political system and the rise of the political extremism/populism? How can the sustainability of depth as well as that of any recovery be linked to the market policy risk?

Short bio of the lecturer:

Theodore Pelagidis is Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution US, & economic analysis professor at the University of Piraeus. He has been Fulbright scholar at Columbia University, US & NBG professorial fellow at LSE. He has at least 50 publications in refereed international scholarly journals including: The Journal of Economic Policy Reform, The Journal of Policy Modelling, Cambridge Journal of Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Studies, European Journal of Law and Economics, etc. In Greece, he has authored 12 monographs. Internationally, he has co-authored with M. Mitsopoulos the following books: Understanding the Crisis in Greece. From Boom to Bust, MacMillan/Palgrave 2011 & 2012 (2nd edition), Greece, From Exit to Recovery? Brookings Institution Publ. 2014 and Who’s to Blame for Greece? MacMillan/Palgrave 2016. He has published articles in the Financial Times, e-CNN, e- NYT & The Guardian.