Opinions

My Teacher, Janet Yellen

My Teacher, Janet Yellen

Much has been written recently about the current Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, who after a highly successful career at the helm of the Central Bank, will be replaced in February by president Trump’s new pick, Jerome Powell, a current Fed governor.

Why Some Stay Silent

Why Some Stay Silent

In a Letter to the Editor published in the Washington Post on October 15, I argue that the analysis of the Harvey Weinstein scandal would be incomplete without an analysis of the social class that shrugged off the sexual harassment allegations against Donald Trump and voted for him in the 2016 US presidential elections.The same article appeared online on October 13 under the title “There Is a Culture That Accepts Men’s Abuse of Power”.

Europe Owes More to a truth-teller in Athens

Europe Owes More to a truth-teller in Athens

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal—Europe on August 23, 2017 I argue that the Eurozone partners of Greece have been too timid in their support for Mr. Andreas Georgiou.

The Pundits’ Flaw About Mr. Trump’s Motives

The Pundits’ Flaw About Mr. Trump’s Motives

In a brief commentary in the daily Naftemporiki I explain that most pundits are wrong in the interpretation of the true motives for the US president’s recent stunning remarks.

The Last Temptation

The Last Temptation

In an article entitled “The Last Temptation”, I try to explain why the IMF has rejected calls to re-enter the Greek bailout program, until two conditions have been met.

Essays

Charting the Future Now: European Economic Growth and its Importance to American Prosperity

Charting the Future Now: European Economic Growth and its Importance to American Prosperity

On March 10, 2017 the Atlantic Council, an influential think tank in Washington D.C., launched a groundbreaking report under the above title, ahead of the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.

Partners in Crime: The Destructive Role of the Greek Media during the Economic Crisis

Partners in Crime: The Destructive Role of the Greek Media during the Economic Crisis

In the November 7, 2016 issue of New Europe, I published an article on the destructive role of the Greek media during the economic crisis.

The Greek Economic Crisis: Myths, Misperceptions, Truths, and Realities

The Greek Economic Crisis: Myths, Misperceptions, Truths, and Realities

An academic article covering the period from the beginning of the crisis in 2009 through February 2016 was published in the March 2016 issue of the journal Mediterranean Quarterly.

Invited Lecture at Yale University

Invited Lecture at Yale University

At the invitation of Prof. Stathis Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and co-chair of the Hellenic Studies Program (HSP) at Yale University, on November 18, 2015 I gave a lecture entitled Myths and Realities about the Role of the IMF in the Greek Crisis: A View from Within. 

The “honest compromise” is a Dishonest Negotiating Tactic

The “honest compromise” is a Dishonest Negotiating Tactic

One of the neologisms of the Syriza government is “honest compromise”. It is related to the term “political solution”, which predates the Syriza administration.