Economic History of Greece

Professor George Alogoskoufis, Athens University of Economics and Business

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A new book shows how the Greek revolution shaped Europe

The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe. By Mark Mazower. Penguin Press; 608 pages; $35. Allen Lane; £30 Review in The Economist, November 6, 2021 _______________________________________________ When a coalition of footloose merchants, sea captains, hard-pressed peasants, landlords, bandits, clerics and intellectuals raised the flag against the Ottomans in the spring of 1821, […]

Key Drivers of the History of the Greek Economy: From 1821 to the Present

Summary of a Paper presented by George Alogoskoufis at the online Harvard/Fletcher Conference on New Perspectives on the Greek Revolution, September 24-25, 2021. Modern Greece has a history of about two centuries. During these two hundred years, the country and the economy have been radically transformed.  1. Greece managed to almost triple its national territory, in […]

1821 Before and After: Major Exhibition at the Benaki Museum, Athens

The Benaki Museum, in cooperation with the Bank of Greece, the National Bank of Greece and Alpha Bank, presents a major anniversary exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of the pivotal year in modern Greek history, 1821, the year when the revolution which resulted in the country’s independence was declared. One thousand and two hundred objects […]

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