This expanded and enlarged second edition of Theodore Pelagidis and Michael Mitsopoulos’ popular Who’s to Blame for Greece? (2016) reviews Greece’s economy since its accession to the Monetary Union, with new research focusing on the perils of the populist Syriza government during the critical ‘Grexit talk’ period of 2015-2016. The authors also focus on political developments since that time and in particular propose a new form of taxation as well as explore debt sustainability in relation to Greece’s economic challenges. This book will appeal to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers interested in the EU and the political economy of Greece and offers valuable updates on the first edition.
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The new book by Theodore Pelagidis and Michael Mitsopoulos offers insightful analysis of the Greek drama. It makes fascinating reading and well demonstrates that the blame is widely shared.
-André Sapir, University Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and former Economic Adviser to the President of the European Commission
Who is to blame for Greece? If I could pick just two experts on the Greek debacle to answer this question it would be Theodore Pelagidis and Michael Mitsopoulos. And thankfully they have done just that in this penetrating analysis of what has happened to Greece over the past five years. It’s a timely and incisive work and no one gets off easy a must read.
-Landon Thomas, Jr., Financial Reporter, New York Times, USA