Modern Topics in Greek Economy


Course Contents

  • Evolution of the Greek economy in the context of the European Economic and Monetary Integration.
  • Industrialization and deindustrialization of the Greek economy. The main developmental lags of the Greek economy.
  • Evolution of the macroeconomic dimensions of the Greek economy: income inequality and poverty, unemployment, inflation, budget deficits and debt.
  • Labor devaluation and deregulation of the labor market as a consequence of the crisis.
  • The role of the state and the quality of the institutions, in the development and growth of the country.
  • Bureaucracy, corruption, shadow economy and immigration.
  • For a national development policy. The convergence of the Greek economy, challenges and prospects.

Educational Goals

The course proposes a review of the most important phases of the Greek economy in the light of alternative economic theories, the study of the evolution of the main macroeconomic indicators and the analysis of the main structural problems of the Greek economy. Also, through the perspective of Economic Analysis, it seeks an approach to critical and current issues facing the Greek modern reality in an environment of domestic and international economic and social crisis. The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with methodological tools through which they can analyze current economic issues.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able:

  • to understand the special characteristics of the Greek economy in relation to those of other European countries,
  • to study and analyze through alternative interpretations the causes and effects of the most important structural problems of the Greek economy,
  • to acquire the ability to critically read the issues that have arisen from the current economic crisis,
  • to be able to assess the effects of the crisis on the basic parameters of the Greek economy,
  • collect, analyze and synthesize data and information, using appropriate technologies,
  • to search and study the Greek and foreign literature regarding the topics they have been taught and to be able to write a comprehensive paper.

General Skills

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Teaching Methods

  • Face to face.

Use of ICT means

  • Online guidance.
  • Slides Projection in the classroom.
  • Use of E-mail and onlne communication systems.
  • Use of e-learning system (moodle).

Teaching Organization

ActivitySemester workload
Lectures / Exercises39
Personal Study55

Students Evaluation

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Recommended Bibliography

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  2. Κατσίκας, Δ., Φιλίνης, Κ. και Μ. Αναστασάτου (2017). «Κατανοώντας την ελληνική κρίση». Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση.
  3. Κόλλιας, Χ., Ναξάκης, Χ. και Μ. Χλέτσος (2005). «Σύγχρονες Προσεγγίσεις της Ελληνικής Οικονομίας». Συλλογικό Έργο. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη.
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  5. Παπαηλίας, Θ. (2014). «ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ. Οι εξελίξεις στην ελληνική οικονομία μεταπολεμικά». Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
  6. Πετράκης, Π. (2011). «Η Ελληνική Οικονομία και η Κρίση: Προκλήσεις και Προοπτικές». Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Quaestor.
  7. Σκάλκος, Δ. (2019). «Ο Μίτος της ανάπτυξης. Οικονομική ευημερία στην Ελλάδα μετά την κρίση». Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο.
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