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Politics and economics of bailouts: the case of Greece

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31 October 2023

14:00 - 14:50 CET


Courtroom, Palazzo Buontalenti

We welcome George Chouliarakis, Economic Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of Greece and former Greek Finance Minister, to share his views on the economics and politics of the 2015-18 period in the Greek crisis

This guest presentation takes place in the context of Professor George Papaconstantinou’s Crisis Seminar course (2nd year course of the MTnG in Transnational Governance).

Mr. Chouliarakis will share his experience as Minister of Finance during this critical period and bring his perspectives on the crisis as a policy practitioner and economist. 

Attendance is open to the EUI community only. If you would like to attend, please register. 

George Chouliarakis was Greece’s Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from February 2015 to July 2019, interim Minister of Finance in the run up to the elections of September 2015, and Alternate Minister of Finance - responsible for fiscal policy and the sovereign debt – from September 2015 to July 2019. From May to August 2015, he led Greece through the technical negotiations with the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund that resulted in the country's economic adjustment program and prevented Greece’s disorderly exit from the European Monetary Union. He oversaw the design and successful implementation of the fiscal consolidation program 2015-2018 and conducted for Greece the technical negotiations that led to the debt relief agreement of June 2018. From January 2020 to December 2022, he was Senior Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Since January 2020, he is serving as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Chair in Sovereign Debt, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, where he also taught as a visiting professor in 2019-2020. Prior to these, he held appointments at the Economics Departments of the University of Manchester (2004-15) and the University of Essex (1999-2004). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick.


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School of Transnational Governance


George Chouliarakis (Economic Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of Greece)

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