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A Financial Crisis Manual

Reflections and the Road Ahead

  • Dimitrios D. Thomakos
  • Platon Monokroussos
  • Konstantinos I. Nikolopoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Dimitrios D. Thomakos, Platon Monokroussos, Konstantinos I. Nikolopoulos
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Industry Perspective

  4. The Case of Greece

  5. Crisis Economics and the Road Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Shanti P. Chakravarty
      Pages 257-280
    3. Alex Patelis
      Pages 281-307
    4. Dimitrios D. Thomakos, Platon Monokroussos, Konstantinos I. Nikolopoulos
      Pages 329-330

About this book


The recent financial crisis has generated many structural changes within the economy. Many issues are ongoing, and the question of how to recover from the crisis, and how to avoid another one, are continually addressed by scholars and practitioners everywhere. Where there is much discussion within academic and practitioner circles, there is not always adequate interaction between these schools of research. This book provides a thorough overview of the recent financial crisis from the perspective of both industry practitioners and academics specialising in the area. The first part provides practitioner insight on the crisis, and explores the causes and effects and of the recession, European public financing, ECB monetary policy and the Euro, the repression of financial markets, and financial stability. Part two focuses on the case of Greece, as a country still heavily impacted by the crisis, which has undergone various unorthodox policies imposed by the IMF, the ECB the EU. The third part provides insight from researchers and academics, covering an array of Economic theories and revealing new economics architectures available for the future. With informed views from both financial industry practitioners and academics, this book discusses current issues and implementable solutions for a faster post-crisis recovery.


crisis recession maroeconomics banking ecb imf monetary policy fiscal union debt sustainability eurozone brain drain euro financial markets foreign direct investment investment

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitrios D. Thomakos
    • 1
  • Platon Monokroussos
    • 2
  • Konstantinos I. Nikolopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PeloponneseGreece
  2. 2.Eurobank Ergasias S.AGreece
  3. 3.Bangor Business SchoolUK

About the editors

Dimitrios D. Thomakos is Professor of Applied Econometrics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Peloponnese, Greece, and Senior Fellow and Member of the Scientific Committee at the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis in Italy. Dimitrios holds an MA, MPhil and PhD from the Department of Economics of Columbia University. His research work has appeared in several prestigious international journals in economics and finance such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the Review of International Economics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the International Review of Financial Analysis, the International Journal of Forecasting and others. He has been a guest co-editor for Mathematical & Computer Modelling, an editorial board member of the Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods and now serves at the editorial board of the International Journal of Energy and Statistics. He is also the co-founder of

Dr. Platon Monokroussos is Deputy General Manager and Chief Market Economist at Eurobank Ergasias S.A. He is member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Bank Association and member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (EMAC) of the European Banking Federation. He is also a member of Board of Directors of Eurobank Properties REIC, a public company which manages one of the most important commercial property portfolios in Greece and Eastern Europe. He holds a Professional Qualification Certificate for the provision of investment services (type D) issued by the Bank of Greece. Before joining Eurobank, he held high-level positions in leading financial institutions, including ABN AMRO and Bank of America. Dr. Monokroussos holds a Bachelor's degree in theoretical Mathematics (University of Crete, Greece), Masters Degrees in Economics (Clark University, Worcester, MA USA) and Business Administration (Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management Boston, MA USA) as well as a Diploma in Business and Corporate Leadership from Harvard Business Publishing. He received his Ph.D. from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (doctorate thesis on foreign exchange microstructure).

Professor Kostas I. Nikolopoulos DEng, MEng (???), P2P, ITP (Kellogg-Northwestern) is the Director of forLAB, the forecasting laboratory ( in Bangor Business School. He is an expert in Time Series Analysis & Forecasting, Forecasting Support Systems and forecasting the impact of Special Events. Professor Nikolopoulos received his Engineering Doctorate in 2002 and his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) in 1997, both from National Technical University of Athens (???). He has worked in the past for the University of Manchester and other prestigious institutions in U.K. and Greece, and now holds the Chair in Decision Sciences in Bangor Business School and is the College Director of Research (Assistant Dean/Research) for the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences in Prifysgol Bangor University. His work has appeared in IJF, JoF, EJOR, JORS, Omega, IJPE, IJPR, IMA JMM, JBR, JCIS, IMDS, AE among other journals, and he is an Associate Editor of Oxford IMA Journal of Management Mathematics and Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal. He is co-originator of the Theta forecasting method and the ADIDA temporal aggregation method-improving framework.

Bibliographic information


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