Professor T. Pelagidis' New Book Releases

posted Jun 25, 2014, 2:44 AM by Georgios Dafnos   [ updated Jul 25, 2014, 6:14 AM ]
Professor T. Pelagidis of the E.R.S.G. consortium presented his new book co-authored with Dr. Michael Mitsopoulos titled "Greece: form Exit to Recovery".

The two Greek economic analysts explain the Greek financial crisis —from beginning to end.

The first section of Greece: From Exit to Recovery? explores the lead up to to Greece's adoption of the euro. Authors Theodore Pelagidis and Michael Mitsopoulos believe that the ensuing challenges were foreseeable. In fact, the authors posit that it was Greece's difficultly in dealing with those challenges that sparked the euro crisis.

Section II analyzes discrete sectors of the economy, paying special attention to labor and finance —and the mistakes creditors made in focusing on reducing Greek incomes —rather than increasing competitiveness on non-labor costs.

Section III investigates why Greek companies spend relatively little on research and development.? The authors' analysis indicates that policy decisions largely determine R& D performance in the private sector, and they advance a number of specific policy proposals to improve the situation.

You may find the announcement on the press in the following links:

Moreover, Professor T. Pelagidis and Dr. M. Mitsopoulos have contributed Chapter 2: "TaxEverything that Moves" in the Collective Work edited by Kemal Dervis and Jacques Mistral titled "Europe's Crisis, Europe's Future".

Both works have been published by Brookings Institution Press with the supoprt of "Stavros Niarchos Foundation".