Yanis Varoufakis

Former Finance Minister of Greece

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist, academic, author, philosopher and politician. He is best known as the Left wing former Greek minister of finance who led negotiations with the EU to during the economic crisis of 2010.

He describes himself as a "libertarian Marxist"

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Topics

  • Rethinking Economics and Politics
  • New Ways in a Modern Europe
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • What Should the Future of Capitalism Look Like?
  • Dealing with Change

Languages

He presents in Greek and English.

How he presents

Yanis combines authority and deep knowledge with an ability to explain complex economic issues in an easy to understand way.

Publications

  • Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works..and How It Fails
  • Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment
  • And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
  • The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy
  • Economic Indeterminacy
  • The Global Minotaur
  • Modern Political Economics
  • The Globalising Wall

In Detail

Varoufakis teaches economic theory at the University of Athens, where he challenges mainstream notions, arguing that after the financial crash of 2008 we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism. He was inspired to study economics after he met Andreas Papandreou, Greece's first socialist Prime Minister. After training in mathematics and statistics, he received his PhD in economics in 1987 at the University of Essex. From January 2004 to December 2006 he was an advisor to Papandreou's government. In 2015, the International University College of Turin awarded him an Honorary Professorship in Comparative Law Economics and Finance for his extraordinary theoretical contribution to the understanding of the global economic crisis.

WHAT he OFFERS YOU

The anti-austerity economics Professor, Yanis Varoufakis explains the global economic challenges that countries are facing including the Greek debt crisis. A remarkable economist and change maker, he shares with audiences around the world his views on how to revive the global economy.

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