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

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Photo by MacroPolis Tailor-made Maastricht criteria for Greece?

The European Union is discussing how to reform the fiscal rules for its member states. The original rules, called the “Maastricht Criteria” for the deficit and the debt, appeared straightforward, in principle. They called for the deficit of a member state to remain below 3 percent of GDP a year, while the stock of debt should not exceed 60 percent of GDP.

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Categories: Europe (274), Economy (309), Greece (462)

Photo by MacroPolis Where is Odysseus? Part 6 - Potential real GDP

As in our previous five monthly blogs, we continue to trace the progress of modern-day Odysseus, who started a long voyage in 2018 to help bring Greece back home to a sustainable and prosperous economy. He is seeking to navigate the winds of a high debt ratio of 185 percent of GDP towards a debt ratio of 60 percent of GDP. The plan that Odysseus had developed in 2018 is described in a book on the macroeconomy of Greece.

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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Categories: Europe (274), Politics (361), Economy (309), Greece (462)

Photo via https://flic.kr/p/2cusZTV Where is Odysseus? Part 5 - Productivity

As in our previous four monthly blogs, we continue to trace the progress of modern-day Odysseus, who started a long voyage in 2018 to help bring Greece back home to a sustainable and prosperous economy. He is seeking to navigate the winds of a high debt ratio of 185 percent of GDP towards a debt ratio of 60 percent of GDP. The Plan that Odysseus had developed in 2018 is described in a book on the macroeconomy of Greece.

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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Categories: Politics (361), Economy (309), Society (128), Greece (462)

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Where is Odysseus? Part 4 - Unemployment and Employment

As in the previous three monthly blogs, we continue to trace the progress of modern-day Odysseus, who started a long voyage in 2018 to help bring Greece back home to a sustainable and prosperous economy. He is seeking to navigate a high debt ratio of 185 percent of GDP towards a debt ratio of 60 percent of GDP.

Contributor: Bob Traa & Jens Bastian

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Categories: Europe (274), Politics (361), Economy (309), Society (128), Greece (462)

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