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Technical change turns Basic Income into a necessity

, 12/05/2016

Addressing the Future of Work conference, Zurich, 5th May 2016, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Is Finance Fit To Purpose?

, 14/04/2016

Yanis Varoufakis speaking at John McDonnell’s Economic Lecture Series Event, City of London, 30th March 2016

An Agenda for a Democratic, Recovering Europe: At the European House of Ambrosetti, 9th April 2016

, 13/04/2016

This panel, organised by the House of Ambrosetti (Cernobbio), included: Martin Wolf (Chair), Jyrki Katainejn (Vice President of the European Commission), Yves Mersch (ECB Executive Board Member), Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), Jens Spahn (State Minister, Finance Ministry, Germany)

Lectio Magistralis (video) & Ugo Mattei on Varoufakis as economist – University of Torino

, 25/03/2016

Click here to watch the video of the Lectio Magistralis entitled: DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE – The Political Economics of an Epic Struggle. March 17, Torino, Italy. Professor Ugo Mattei’s eulogy follows below. From Abstraction to Phenomenology in Social Theory: Yanis Varoufakis the Economist di UGO MATTEI.* We are here to honor a great economist a very successful academic, […]

Artists should be feared by the powerful – Keynote closing the 6th Moscow Biennale, 1st October 2015 (audio)

, 04/10/2015

Click above for an audio of my Moscow talk – which RT-tv was broadcasting live until I began to criticise the Putin government…

On the state of the European Union – Address at the 41st Forum of The European House-Ambrosetti

, 07/09/2015

In a session entitled ‘Old and New Conflicts and Challenges in the EU’, featuring also Peter Sutherland (FT), Mario Monti and Otmar Issing, I used the unwillingness of the Eurogroup, and the troika, even to consider a document prepared by my (then) ministry  (entitled “A Policy Framework for Greece’s Fiscal Consolidation, Recover and Growth“) as a […]

Greece, Germany and the Eurozone – Keynote at the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Berlin 8th June 2015

, 09/06/2015

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO Thank you for inviting me. Thank you for being here. Thank you for the warm welcome. Above all thank you for the opportunity to build bridges, to pave common ground, to bring harmony in the face of blatant attempts to sow the seeds of discord between peoples whose historic duty […]

A Blueprint for Greece’s Recovery within a Consolidating Europe – Brussels Keynote 7th May 2015

, 15/05/2015

On 7th May 2015 I was invited to deliver a lunchtime keynote speech at the European Business Summit 2015 in Brussels. Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister introduced the talk. Click here for the accompanying powerpoint slides. The text of the talk follows below

Varoufakis and Tsakalotos on the Eurozone institutions and bank bailouts – INET-OECD April 9th 2015

, 13/04/2015

Two SYRIZA ministers for the price of one! Here you can find audio of our talks at the INET-OECD 9th April conference on the subject of ‘Eurozone institutions during the bank bailout negotiations’. Yanis Varoufakis’ talk below Euclid Tsakalotos talk below

Presenting an agenda for Europe at AMBROSETTI (Lake Como, 14th March 2015)

, 15/03/2015

Dear All, Ministerial duties have impeded my blogging of late. I am now breaking the silence since I have just given a talk that combines my previous work with my current endeavours. Here is the text of the talk I gave this morning at the Ambrosetti Conference on the theme of ‘An Agenda for Europe’. Long time […]

MODERN MONEY: AESTHETICS AFTER THE GOLD STANDARD (video), UC Berkeley, 7th Nov. 2014

, 18/11/2014

Click the image above to watch a 60′ keynote on Money, and its Aesthetics, after the Gold Standard, following by a presentation by Danae Stratou of her remarkable installation ‘It’s Time to Open the Black Boxes’ – click here for a full description (and pictures and video) of that work.  

Why is Europe not ‘coming together’ in the aftermath of the euro crisis? – audio

, 10/11/2014

This talk was delivered to the PhD Colloquium of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, on 6th November 2014. It was based on this article and is part of my research for my next book EUROPE UNHINGED: The next phase of the global crisis.

Today’s Eurozone seen from an investor’s perspective – Keynote (audio)

, 01/11/2014

On 30th October I was invited to address a meeting of German, Austrian and Swiss pension fund managers on how they should make sense of the Eurozone’s current state of play. In this keynote (click below for the audio and the accompanying slides) I present an explanation of the causes underlying the impossible dilemmas pension fund […]

A proposal for Federal Unemployment Benefits in the €-Zone: By EU Commissioner László Andor

, 16/06/2014

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, has recently given a speech (at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 13 June 2014) entitled Social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union: What lessons to draw from the European elections? It is a good speech, well worth reading carefully, that outlines a proposal for a federal-like Eurozone-wide unemployment […]

DIGITAL ECONOMIES: Markets, Money and Democratic Politics Revisited

, 08/05/2014

Audio and transcript of the keynote I delivered on 5th May 2014 in Seattle in the context of the CFA Institute’s Annual Conference entitled The Future of Finance. 

Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns: An intimate account – MGSA Keynote 2013

, 16/11/2013

(Gonda Van Steen introduced the audience to the MGSA 2013 Conference and Artemis Leontis introduced me. The talk begins at around 10′, when the audio becomes loud and clear) The Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) kindly invited me to deliver its 2013 Keynote, at the MGSA biannual Conference held at Indiana University. I grabbed the opportunity […]

Democracy: Its trials and tribulations in the face of financialisation, crisis and technological change

, 15/11/2013

On 15th November the Department of Political Science at Indiana University kindly organised a talk on the theme of Democracy. Here is an audio of my 40 minute talk on the subject. 

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