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November 5, 2016

Tchaikovsky was gay, too

In the November 5, 2016 issue of The Economist I wrote a Letter to the Editor that refers to a story from the Cold War with protagonist the celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn.
October 11, 2016
A Tale of Two Countries: The Rise of Demagogy in Greece and the United States

A Tale of Two Countries: The Rise of Demagogy in Greece and the United States

In an article that was published in the Huffington Post (US edition) on October 10, 2016 I analyze the similarities and differences between the election of Mr. Tsipras as prime minister of Greece in 2015 and the nomination of Mr. Trump as the Republican party's nominee for the US general election in 2016.
September 14, 2016
Alfred Dreyfus

The Dreyfus Affair and the Georgiou Affair

In a blog post on this website dated January 15, 2016 and titled “A Shocking Summary Statistic” I had noted that the prosecution of former Greek chief statistician Andreas Georgiou is an indication of the moral bankruptcy of the contemporary Greek ruling class— politicians, economists, civil servants, parliamentarians and the judiciary– in other words, of the members of the Greek “elite” that betrayed the ethical standards of their respective professions or public sector positions.
July 15, 2016
the washington post

Justice Ginsburg toes the line between law and politics

In a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post on July 15, 2016 I stated my view about the Editorial Board’s disagreement with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s earlier comments about Mr. Donald Trump.
May 9, 2016
huffington post

The Athens Tram

In an article that appears on on May 9, 2016, I draw a parallel between the Greek economy and the Athens tram and argue that few people have realized that six years ago the Greek economy was placed on rails from which it is nearly impossible to deviate.
March 16, 2016
IMF Greece

Greece at a critical crossroads: The role of the IMF and Eurozone partners at the intersection of the economic and the migrant crises

In an Op-Ed article that appeared in New Europe on March 15,  2016 I argue that Greece is now at a critical intersection between the continuing economic crisis and the recent refugee crisis.
March 6, 2016
Bank of Greece

The Bank of Greece Annual Report to Shareholders

On February 25, 2016, and on the occasion of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of the Bank of Greece, Governor Yannis Stournaras delivered a speech on Greece’s recent economic developments and prospects.
January 25, 2016
With students of the Manhasset High School

A Journey of Hope to Manhasset, New York

Last week, at a lecture to a high school in Long Island, New York, I received a large number of pertinent questions on the Greek economic crisis, especially for a presentation attended by a younger audience.
January 15, 2016

A Shocking Summary Statistic

A common definition of the term "summary statistic" is the information that gives a quick and simple description of the data. In true statistical terms it can include mean, median, mode, minimum value, maximum value, range, standard deviation, etc.