The eight-year adjustment program followed by Greece in the aftermath of the 2010 crisis has been concluded. The program was associated with the deepest and longest recession in Greece’s post war history.
The conclusion of the program presents an opportunity for a limited re-orientation of Greece’s macroeconomic and reform policy, towards a policy mix that will assist the recovery of the Greek economy, but it also entails the danger that Greece returns to ineffective short run policies similar to those that helped bring about the crisis of 2010.
With this in mind, the Karamanlis Chair on Hellenic and European Studies at the Fletcher School of Tufts University and the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics are organizing a conference on Greece and the Euro: From Crisis to Recovery, at Tufts University, on April 12, 2019.
The conference organisers are George Alogoskoufis, Constantine Karamanlis Professor at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Professor of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics, at the London School of Economics.
The conference focuses on the economic, political and institutional prerequisites for a sustained recovery of the Greek economy following the conclusion of the current program. It brings together a number of leading academics to consider these matters from a variety of perspectives, economic, political, international and cultural.
The papers presented in the conference, and the discussions around them, will be published in a special volume of the conference proceedings in both English and Greek.