At a time when the financial crisis in Greece and elsewhere is reaching a highpoint, the 4th Athens Biennale (AB4) cannot but respond to this bleak situation through a pertinent question: Now what? While Monodrome (AB3) attempted to reflect upon Modern Greek history and the origins of the crisis, this year the Biennale will set out to explore creative alternatives to a state of bankruptcy. Titled “Agora” the exhibition sets out to answer the question “Now what?”
All speakers are confirmed. Talks will be approximately 20 minutes followed by short Q&A. The event will begin take place between 17.00 and 21.00.
Overview of the crisis
Paolo Manasse, Professor of Macroeconomics and International EconomicPolicy, University of Bologna.
Capital flows and the crisis
Vito Polito, University of Bath
Views from other countries:
Professor Frances Ruane, Director of the ESRI, Ireland
Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Former chief macroeconomist in the German Institute for Economic Research.
Interlude: What’s wrong with economics (by video link)
Greece (part I)
Loukas Tsoukalis, Jean Monnet Professor of European Organisation, University of Athens; President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, ELIAMEP.
Nicholas Economides, (Stanford/NYU) Internationally recognized academic authority on network economics, electronic commerce and public policy (by video link)
Concluding panel: Greece (part II)
Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of economics, London Business School. Before joining LBS in 2008, she worked at the European Central Bank where she was the first female director-general of research.
Elias Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Economics, London Business School. He is a research affiliate of the CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) and the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research).