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At the Kreisky Forum: Why have Europe's social democrats surrendered to the toxic logic of current policies?

, 07/12/2012

On 5th December, I had the great pleasure of addressing a splendid audience at the Kreisky Forum, in Vienna. My theme was, surprise surprise, the European Crisis in its Global Context. Nevertheless, in view of the very special venue (dedicated to the late Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, and delivered in his former home), I was compelled to […]

Eurozone slips into recession again: Debating the causes on China International Radio

, 30/11/2012

Click below for a China International Radio debate on the Eurozone Crisis, the extent to which austerity has caused the latest slip of the currency union area into recession and what can be done about it.   Panel Discussion involving: -Cui Hongjian, Research Fellow with the China Institute of International Studies. -Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economic […]

Audio of talk at Columbia Law School on the Causes and Nature of the Euro Crisis, 5th October 2012

, 11/10/2012

While the Columbia University technicians are preparing a proper podcast of my debate with Marshall Auerback  (held last Friday, 5th October) on the Euro Crisis at the Columbia Law School, readers can have a pre-hearing (as opposed to a preview) of my presentation. The audio is reasonable and can be heard here: YV talk Columbia […]

A 45' interview on the Global and Euro Crisis: Interviewed by Tom O' Brien

, 02/10/2012

Tom O’ Brien runs From Alpha to Omega, an excellent podcast-based blog focusing on political economics. He recently interviewed me on the Global and Euro Crisis. Click here to visit From Alpha to Omega, and listen to the 45′ interview. Or for a podcast uploaded on this site click here: 

Interviewed by Doug Henwood on my new position as Economist-In-Residence at Valve Software

, 11/07/2012

A discussion with Doug Henwood on why I accepted the position of Economist-In-Residence at Valve Software.  Jump to 33’40” to hear my take on the company’s anarchosyndicalist management structure and the scope for original economic research it provides. (Please forgive the poor sound quality – courtesy of a low quality skype line). See also this […]

On ABC Radio National, PM program: 'Stupendously idiotic' policies for Greece can't work.

, 14/05/2012

For the audio of the interview click. For the transcript (courtesy of ABC), continue reading…

On China Radio International (中国国际广播电台), discussing the Greek elections

, 03/05/2012

A radio panel discussion on China Radio International discussing, for a whole hour (!), the (I am afraid) inconsequential Greek Elections that are coming up this Sunday. Click here PANEL: –Zhao Changhui, Senior analyst with the Export-Import Bank of China;  –Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens;  –Nicholas Economides, Professor of […]

Two radio interviews promoting the Modest Proposal for the Euro

, 29/11/2010

In my bid to promote the Modest Proposal for the Euro, I have embarked on a number of interviews. Here are links to two such, rather long, very recent interviews. The first one with Doug Henwood, Radio KPFA Berkeley, and the second one with Karen Coleman of Irish Radio Station Newstalk: 20th November 2010, Doug […]

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