Yanis Varoufakis

Leading Economist and 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"

Add to my shortlist


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


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.

Books & Media

  • Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism
  • Another Now
  • 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

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.


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.


There aren't any reviews for this speaker, be the first to leave a review.

Leave a review

Leave a Review

Sign up or Log in to access this feature.

Click here to sign up or log in.

Get in touch

Our consultants have the expertise and knowledge to find your perfect speaker and make your vision a reality.

Send a message

Contact us directly

Talk to our consultants on +44 (0)1628 601 400
Email us on
Visit us in BurnhamVisit us in London

Request a callback