A Progressive Agenda for Greece (Part 2 of an Evening with Syriza)

Michael Stephens | February 7, 2013

Part 2 of a special event on Greece and the eurozone crisis, featuring top leadership of the official opposition party in Greece, SYRIZA:

(1:30) Yiannis Milios, Economic Advisor, SYRIZA, Member of the Political Secretariat of Synaspismos and Professor of Political Economy, National Technical University of Athens
(10:15) Rania Antonopolous, Senior Scholar and Director, Gender Equality and the Economy Program, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
(18:55) Helen Ginsburg, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and Co-Founder, National Jobs for All Coalition
(29:00) Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
(37:15) Panelist Q&A

(101:30) Q&A with Alexis Tsipras, Leader of the Opposition in Greek Parliament, SYRIZA

For more background on some of the issues covered by Rania Antonopoulos’ discussion of direct social service job creation programs, see “Direct Job Creation for Turbulent Times in Greece” (Antonopoulos, Papadimitriou, and Toay).

The Levy Institute also released an interim report on the Greek economy that uses the Institute’s macroeconomic model (inspired by Wynne Godley) to identify the causes and consequences of the current Greek recession and to assess the likely results of the policy status quo: “Current Prospects for the Greek Economy” (Papadimitriou, Zezza, and Duwicquet). A final report will be issued shortly.


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