Panel discussion on the Greek financial crisis

On Friday night, 24/9/2010, at the end of a two-day academic conference on “Household Finance,” organized by professors L. Guiso, M. Haliassos, G. Hardouvelis, and T. Jappelli under the auspices of the Frankfurt-based Center for Financial Studies, a panel discussion took place on the Greek financial crisis. The chair of the discussion was the conference main co-organizer Michael Haliassos, Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Speakers in order of appearance were: (a) Lucas Papademos, Professor at Athens University and Former Vice President of the European Central Bank; (b) Athanasios Orphanides, Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus; (c) Gikas Hardouvelis, Professor at the University of Piraeus and Chief Economist at Eurobank; (d) Christos Gortsos, Professor at Panteion University and Secretary General of the Hellenic Bank Association; and (e) Costas Meghir, Professor at University College London and Yale University, together with Dimitri Vayanos, Professor at the London School of Economics. The presentation of Lucas Papademos is available here, of Athanasios Orphanides here, of Gikas Hardouvelis here and a related article by the same author published in the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine here, of Christos Gortsos here, and of Costas Meghir and Dimitri Vayanos here. The press release of the event is available here. The editors of this blog do not necessarily endorse any political views expressed in the above documents.

Summaries of the event in the Greek press: Euro2day, Kathimerini, Nea, Skai, Vima.

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