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.

The Greek and European Economy Observatory monitors trends, analyses statistics, showcases research, assesses policy dilemmas, and promotes the general public’s understanding of the pressing economic issues of the day for Europe and Greece. Τhe Observatory is currently supported by two endowment grants, from the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Stavros Costopoulos Foundation respectively.
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.

Observatory Books

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, Greek & European Economy Observatory

George Andreou
Research Fellow, EU Policies, Cohesion Policy
Panagiotis Barkas
Research Fellow Greek & European Economy Observatory; Visiting Fellow, LSE Hellenic Observatory; European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Apostolos Fasianos
Research Fellow, Assistant Professor, University of Macedonia
Dimitris Katsikas
Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP; Assistant Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Alexander Kentikelenis
Research Fellow; Associate Professor of Political Economy & Sociology, Bocconi University
Nikitas Konstantinidis
Non-Resident Research Fellow; Associate Professor, School of Global & Public Affairs, IE University, Madrid
Yiorgos Korkovelos
Research Associate
Nikos Koutsiaras
Senior Research Fellow, European integration; Macroeconomic policy; Employment and Labour Market Policy
Manto Lampropoulou
Research Fellow, Public administration, Public sector reform, Privatization
Georgios Manalis
Research Fellow, Greek and European Economy Observatory; Researcher, University of Edinburgh
Manos Matsaganis
A. G. Leventis Foundation Senior Research Fellow; Head of the Greek and European Economy Observatory; Professor, Polytechnic University of Milan
Constantine Michalopoulos
Senior Policy Advisor; former senior official World Bank and USAID; Adjunct Professor, American University, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Achilleas Mitsos
Senior Policy Advisor; Professor, University of the Aegean; European integration; Research policies
George Pagoulatos
Ambassador to the OECD; Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
Chrysa Papalexatou
Research Fellow, Greek and European Economy Observatory
Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis
Senior Research Fellow; Entrepreneurial Internationalisation and Diaspora; Professor Emerita, Athens University of Economics and Business; Visiting Professor, University of Athens
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
Eugenia Vella
Research Fellow; Assistant Professor, AUEB; International Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics of Labor Markets