The Greek Saga: Competing Explanations of the Greek Crisis
A Lecture by Professor Stavros Mavroudeas
Friday, March 24, 10:00-11:15 am EST
This is the third speaker event of a three-part series on Political Economy. Professor Mavroudeas, is a renowned economist in the field of Political Economy. Despite the fact that the Greek economic crisis happened more than ten years ago, it is as relevant today as it was then because it shows that market economies are prone to breakdowns. Why did it happen? What brought about the crisis? Professor Mavroudeas will answer these questions from different perspectives and examine the role of EU policies in the aftermath of the crisis. Professor Mavroudeas will end his presentation with an overview of the evolution of the Greek economy after the 2010 crisis. Could such a crisis be avoided in the future? Could it happen in the U.S.? Join us to discuss these questions and many more.
Dr. Stavros Mavroudeas is a Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University, Athens, Greece. He received his Ph.D. from Birkbeck College, University of London. His teaching and research are in the field of Political Economy, Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Labor Economics, Economic Growth and Development Economics, and the Greek Economy. Dr. Mavroudeas is the author of numerous papers and books in English and Greek. The Limits of Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2012) and Greek Capitalism in Crisis (Routledge, 2014) are examples of his prolific work.