On September 20, 2019, the Yale Macmillan Center Hellenic Studies Program hosted a conference on the Greek economy at the Yale School of Management. Yale SOM Finance Professor, Nicholas Barberis, was one of the conference organizers and the International Center for Finance was one of the conference sponsors.
The one-day conference on the future of the Greek economy brought together leading experts on the Greek economy from Greece, other European countries, and the United States, and from both academia and the policy world to debate ideas for promoting economic growth in Greece in the years ahead.
With the recent exit from the fiscal and economic crisis, ten years after the unofficial outbreak of the turmoil, it is an opportune time to discuss the country’s economic prospects. Inspired by the precedent of two decades of miraculous economic growth in the 1950s-60s, the conference will gather leading practitioners and scholars to evaluate the potential of feasible paths toward a new era of significant economic growth and to assess how economic research can help fuel it. Speakers will cover several important aspects of growth such as labor market reforms, export growth, innovation, investment by both domestic and foreign firms, and pension reform with aim of generating specific, concrete, and applicable proposals given the country’s economic fundamentals.
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Watch a recording of the conference below:
Jump to the following sections of the recording:
- Public Sector Governance and Fiscal Sustainability: Tasos Giannitsis, Dimitri Vayanos
- Exports and Foreign Investment: Manolis Galenianos, Loukas Karabarbounis
- Lunch Panel with: Costas Meghir, Nikos Vettas, Stathis Kalyvas, Yannis Stournaras, George Papakonstantinou, Yannis Manuelides
- Markets and Competitiveness: Christos Genakos , Vasiliki Skreta
- Greek Debt Sustainability: John Geanakoplos and George Chouliarakis
- Keynote on Sustainable Growth Policies for the Decades to Come: George Chouliarakis
- Greek Statistics and Economic Growth: Athanasios Thanopoulos, Nikos Vettas
- Corruption and Growth: Margarita Tsoutsoura, Elias Papaioannou