Economic History of Greece

Professor George Alogoskoufis, Athens University of Economics and Business

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The Greeks: A Global History, by Roderick Beaton – review

This survey reflects the depth and complexity of Greece, a small country with a world-conquering ethos Katherine Fleming*, The Guardian December 10 2021 When the Greek poet George Seferis rose to give his speech on being awarded the 1963 Nobel prize for literature, he asserted that the Swedish Academy’s honour was not so much for […]

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 […]

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