Agora

In ancient Athens, the agora was where citizens gathered to hear news, discuss and, later, trade. The agora was the heart of the city’s political, cultural and spiritual life. It is this spirit we hope to channel in this section of the website. Here, the Agora is a public forum for discussing events unfolding in Greece and beyond.

In May 2020, we also launched a podcast called The Agora, delivering insight from our own experts and analysis from special guests. If you enjoy intelligent, lively discussion and want the bigger picture, join us for a stroll through the Agora. Our show is hosted on Acast, but you can also listen to us here:


 

Posts by Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

Photo by MacroPolis Labour market developments in Greece during Covid-19

Every month, the Greek statistical agency ELSTAT publishes a helpful report on developments in the domestic labour market called the “Labour Force Survey.” The issue from February 11, 2021 presents data through November 2020 on employment, unemployment, and how many people in the WAP (the working-age population, 15-74 years) are inactive. These monthly reports have long time series attached to them which are also available from ELSTAT (in excel format).

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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Greece - On the importance of productivity growth

In early January, Macropolis published a blog from our hand that discussed the importance of demographics for the future of Greece and the Greek economy. Demographics are important for the overall size of the economy. More people tends to translate into bigger economies, and this can influence the scope for sustainable fiscal deficits and public debt.

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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