Greek & European Economy Observatory

Following Greece’s exit from the adjustment programmes and the consolidation of economic recovery in Greece and the EU, ELIAMEP focuses on the dynamics of the Greek and European economy and the identification and analysis of the most important challenges facing them in securing strong and sustainable economic growth.

Τhe Greek and European Economy Observatory serves this objective by promoting research, the constructive exchange of views and the formulation of policy proposals.

Τhe Greek and European Economy Observatory continues the work of the Crisis Observatory, an ELIAMEP initiative, created in 2013 with the support of the “Stavros Niarchos Foundation”. The complete material of the Crisis Observatory (2013-19) is maintained in its previous website (, as an open access archive for informative and research purposes.

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Understanding the Greek Crisis

The section “Understanding the Greek Crisis” provides informational material about the crisis, presented in a format that is simple, comprehensible and appealing to the general public. Our aim is to present the Greek crisis in a way that can be understood by everyone, even if you don’t have advanced economic knowledge. More specifically, in this section visitors will find an animated video (in Greek) and a slideshow.  Both applications present a combination of quantitative information and analysis of the problems that led to the crisis in Greece, as well as the crisis management policies, and their consequences until today.

Crisis Timeline

The Crisis Timeline presents all the important events that determined the course of both the Greek crisis and the European debt crisis, from 2008 to this day.

Experts in Greek & European Economy Observatory

George Andreou
Research Fellow, EU Policies, Cohesion Policy
Panagiotis Barkas
Research Fellow, EU, International & Greek Economy; WTO Services Trade and Investment Economist
Apostolos Fasianos
A.G. Leventis Research Chair Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dimitrios Katsikas
“STAVROS COSTOPOULOS” Senior Research Fellow, Head, Greek and European Economy Observatory
Nikos Koutsiaras
Senior Research Fellow, European integration; Macroeconomic policy; Employment and Labour Market Policy
Achilleas Mitsos
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, University of the Aegean; European integration; Research policies
George Pagoulatos
Director General, Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Senior Research Fellow; Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; Public administration; Civil society; Democratization; Southern Europe and Balkans
Dimitra Tsigkou
Junior Research Fellow, European Economic Governance