Yanis Varoufakis


Born in Athens, 1961, Varoufakis read Mathematical Economics (Essex), Mathematical Statistics (Birmingham) and completed a PhD in Economics (Essex). His academic appointments included posts at the Universities of Essex, East Anglia, Cambridge, Glasgow, the Université Catholique de Louvain, Sydney, Athens and Texas at Austin.

Since the global and European crises began in 2008, Varoufakis has been an active participant in the debates occasioned by these events, with op-eds in Le Monde, Die Zeit, BBC Online, Handelsblatt, FAZ, The New York Times etc. Together with Stuart Holland and James Galbraith, he is the author of A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis, recently published in a number of European languages with a Preface by M. Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister of France.

His next book, to be published in 2015, is entitled:

Europe Unhinged: The Next Phase of the Global Crisis (NY: Nation Books)

Previous books include:

The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the World Economy (Zed Books, 2013)

Economic Indeterminacy: A personal encounter with the economists’ peculiar nemesis (Routledge, 2013)


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The Future of Europe

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Paradigm Lost

New Economic Thinking 2012

Event Plenary | Apr 12–15, 2012

The Institute joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in hosting its third-annual plenary conference in Berlin from April 12-15, 2012.