Yanis Varoufakis

Professor of Economic Theory
University of Athens

Born in Athens, 1961, where he completed his secondary education, Varoufakis moved to England to read Mathematical Economics (Essex), Mathematical Statistics (Birmingham) and to complete a PhD in Economics (Essex). His academic appointments (teaching economics, econometrics and political philosophy and game theory), began at the University of Essex and then took him to the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney and Glasgow. Since 1996 he is Hoover Fellow in Economic and Social Ethics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. In 2000 Varoufakis returned to his native Greece to take up an appointment at the University of Athens as Professor of Economic Theory as well as to found UADPhilEcon, an international doctorate program in economics. He is currently Director of the Division of Political Economy. His books include:

  • The Global Minotaur: The True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, London and New York: Zed Books
  • Modern Political Economics: Making sense of the post-2008 world, London and New York: Routledge, (with J. Halevi and N. Theocarakis) 2010
  • Game Theory: A Critical Text, London and New York: Routledge, (with S. Hargreaves-Heap), 2004
  • Foundations of Economics: A beginner's companion, London and New York: Routledge, 1998
  • Rational Conflict, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1991

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Yanis Varoufakis, Department of Economics, University of Athens at the panel entitled "The Future of Europe" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 13, 2012. #inetberlin

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Discussion and Q&A at the panel entitled "The Future of Europe" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Paradigm Lost Conference in Berlin. April 13, 2012. #inetberlin