About

MacroPolis was launched on September 24th, 2013 with the aim of providing insight through timely, accurate and penetrating analysis of the key political, economic and social developments in Greece.

What is MacroPolis?

MacroPolis is an independent analysis service providing daily insight on what makes Greece tick. Since 2014, we have been operating a subscription scheme, a business model we believe best safeguards our independence.

MacroPolis is proud to have built up a solid subscriber base including European and international institutions, central banks, political organisations, ministries outside Greece, the media, the investment community and local embassies.

We have become a trusted reference point for subscribers and readers around the world due to our to-the-point analysis of the events that have shaped the agenda in Greece and within the eurozone.

Who are we?

MacroPolis is a team of independent analysts with numerous years of experience covering Greece.

It was founded by Nick Malkoutzis, a journalist who has spent more than 15 years covering Greece for local and international media, and Yiannis Mouzakis, who held several senior positions at Reuters for a number of years. You can find out more about our team below.

MacroPolis is self-financed and is not affiliated to any political party or corporate institution.

How do we make a difference?

MacroPolis's mission is to filter out the noise that accompanies developments. We provide our readership with impartial and pertinent analysis that puts Greece in perspective.

We offer our subscribers a well-balanced mix of political insight and fact-driven analysis that gives an all-round picture of what is happening in Greece, as well as snapshots of key events.

What do we offer?

Among the services we provide to subscribers are:

·       Daily analysis on politics, economics and society

·       Coverage of statistical releases from ELSTAT, Finance Ministry and Bank of Greece

·       More than 400 charts of the most significant market moving indicators, with data exporting capability

·       Daily e-mail bulletin that details all the analysis and data published on our site in the last 24 hours

·       Weekly e-newsletter reviewing key developments, which can be read online or via free mobile apps

In 2017, MacroPolis also started producing its own reports, beginning with a political and macro overview. We also take on bespoke analysis projects for clients.

Accessing our service

Apart from our blog section, The Agora, MacroPolis stands behind a paywall, with a subscription being required to access the rest of our analysis and data. Details of our various subscription packages are available here. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Core team

Nick Malkoutzis

Nick is the editor and co-founder of MacroPolis. He was the deputy editor of the English Edition of Kathimerini, a leading Greek daily, between 2004 and 2016. He also wrote a weekly column for the newspaper. His work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek and other international publications such as Die Zeit and The Guardian. Nick has written several papers about Greece for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany. In 2015 he was awarded the Ernest Udina prize for European journalism. 

Follow Nick: @NickMalkoutzis

Yiannis Mouzakis

Yiannis held a number of senior positions at Thomson Reuters before co-founding MacroPolis. He has contributed extensively over the last few years to the debate around the Greek crisis and the events in Cyprus through his blog The Prodigal Greek, which earned him a place in the esteemed group of Emergency Specialist bloggers, according to FT Alphaville. If you appreciate strong views and economic charts look out for Yiannis in The Agora.

Follow Yiannis: @YiannisMouzakis
 

Omaira GillMarcus Bensasson

Marcus is MacroPolis’s economics editor. He reported on the Greek crisis for Bloomberg News for nine years after moving to Athens in 2010. His two-decade career in journalism began in Mexico, then continued in London, where he worked at specialist finance magazines and newspapers including the Guardian and Financial Times. In 2020 he started the Grecology newsletter, which offers insights on Greece’s macroeconomic developments. 

Follow Marcus: @mbensass
 

Associates

Alexandra Voudouri

Alexandra has covered foreign affairs for Athens International Radio (2005-2011) and the municipal radio station Athina 984 FM since 2011. She has reported on European councils, UN general assemblies and covered numerous visits of foreign ministers to Greece. Alexandra has also worked with other Greek and international media during the course of the Greek crisis, as well as carrying out interviews with European officials.

Follow Alexandra: @alexvoudouri

Georgia NakouGeorgia Nakou

Georgia writes about current affairs, policy and culture. She has several years' experience in the hedge fund sector, has worked for think tanks in the energy sector, and produced influential academic research. She maintains an interest in her first field of study, archaeology.

Follow Georgia: @georgia_nakou_

 

Jens Bastian

Jens is an independent economic and investment analyst for southeast Europe. From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the European Commission Task Force for Greece in Athens. Jens has worked in the private banking sector in Greece and has held various academic positions at Nuffield College and St Antony’s College in Oxford as well as The London School of Economics.


 

Elli Siapkidou

Dr Elli Siapkidou is a freelance independent researcher, based in London. She has worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI) and taught Economics and European Politics at the University of Thrace. She holds a MA in Economics and Management, an MPhil in European Politics from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in EU Politics from the University of Athens.