Yanis Varoufakis

Select articles by Yanis Varoufakis, a prestigious economist who heads the Department of Economic Policy at the University of Athens. From 2004 to 2007 Varoufakis served economic adviser to George Papandreou. Author of several books on Game Theory, Varoufakis is also a recognized speaker and often appears as guest analyst for news media like the BBC, Russia Today and Bloomberg TV among others. Truman Factor features Varoufakis’ articles in English and in Spanish.

Ending 2011 with a fable for our times

Ending 2011 with a fable for our times

Just like its mythological predecessor, our Global Minotaur kept the world economy going for decades...…

[VIDEO] «All Europeans are Seeing the Collapse Coming»

[VIDEO] «All Europeans are Seeing the Collapse Coming»

Interview for The Capital Account (RT) on the December 9th euro zone summit.…

Abandoning a sinking ship? A plan for leaving the euro

Abandoning a sinking ship? A plan for leaving the euro

How a peripheral member-state could try to minimise the (huge) socio-economic costs of an exit from the eurozone forced upon it by the latter’s steady disintegration.…

[VIDEO] The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective

[VIDEO] The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective

Presentation of Yanis Varoufakis' book "The Global Minotaur: America, the true causes of the world economy and the future of the world economy."…

A Simple And Boring Common Bond

A Simple And Boring Common Bond

Europe has no time left in its hourglass. It must act now. What it needs to do is to empower the ECB to issue its own (euro)bonds.…

Europe’s Reverse Alchemy in Full Throttle

Europe’s Reverse Alchemy in Full Throttle

The anxiety to see Greece and Italy return to the Brussels’ Agreement fold is a sign of the calamity to befall the global economy. …

[VIDEO] Varoufakis: It’s a banking crisis…

[VIDEO] Varoufakis: It’s a banking crisis…

Interview taped after Yanis Varoufakis' presentation of his "Modest Proposal" at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on October 6th, 2011.…

Understanding the Euro Crisis

Understanding the Euro Crisis

Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis on the roots of the crisis in the Eurozone, and his own proposals for solving it.…

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