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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010 10:00 A.M. EDT

(3:00 PM LONDON) (4:00 PM PARIS) (5:00 PM ATHENS)



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Professor Stournaras will provide us with a detailed overview of the developments and outlook of the Greek Economy given the drastic measures undertaken by the current government. Given his long and distinguished track record in both the public and private sectors, he has unique insight of the Greek Economy. Naming just a few of his assignments, he served as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, participated in the design of macroeconomic and structural policies, and participated in the negotiations for the entry of Greece in the Economic and Monetary Union, and served as Chairman and CEO of the Commercial Bank of Greece.


Professor Yannis Stournaras
Professor of Economics/University of Athens
and Director General/Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)

Born in Athens December 10th, 1956. He graduated from the Department of Economics, University of Athens in 1978. He obtained his post-graduate degrees (MPhil 1980, DPhil 1982) from Oxford University, specializing in Economic Theory and Policy. He was Research Fellow and Lecturer at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, from 1982 to 1986. At the same time he worked at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, specializing in the petroleum market and the consequences of petroleum crises on the global economy. Following his return to Greece and the fulfillment of his military service, he worked as a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (1986-1989) on Public Enterprises and Incomes Policy issues, and to the Bank of Greece (1989-1994) on Monetary Policy issues. During that period he represented the Bank of Greece as an alternate member in the Meetings of the Governors of European Union's Central Banks.

He is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Athens, which he joined in 1989. He teaches Macroeconomics and Economic Policy. He has published articles in academic journals on Macroeconomics, Optimum Taxation Theory, Public Debt Dynamics, Economic and Monetary Union, Energy Economics, Monetary Policy, Distortions of Financial Systems. His academic and professional interests focus on the following fields: economic theory, economic policy, international economics, monetary economics, energy economics, public finance, banking, project evaluation and the effects of Economic and Monetary Union on the Greek economy.

From 1994 to July 2000 he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He participated in the design of macroeconomic and structural policies (especially in the design and implementation of the Convergence Programmes) and represented the Ministry of Economy and Finance at the Monetary Committee (now Economic and Financial Committee) of the European Union. In this capacity, he participated in the negotiations for the entry of Greece in the Economic and Monetary Union. He was responsible for the consultations with international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

From 1994 to 1997 he was Vice Chairman of the Public Gas Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Debt Management Office (from 1998 until July 2000).

From 2000 to 2004 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emporiki Bank and Vice Chairman of the Association of Greek Banks.

From 2005 to August 2008 he was managing director of Kappa Securities. In 2005 he was elected a Trustee of Gennadius Library. He is also a honorary member of the board of directors of the "Euterpi" classical music group.

Since September 2009, he is Director General of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE).

Moderated by

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link


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The Greek Economy in the Light of the Recent Reforms is organized by Capital Link, a New York-based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm.

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About The Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE)

The Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) is a private, non-profit, public-benefit research organisation. It was established in 1975 with the dual purpose of promoting research on current problems and prospects of the Greek economy and its sectors and of generating reliable information, analysis and proposals for action that are not produced elsewhere and can thus be of high value to policy makers in the context of economic policy making.

In that sense, IOBE holds a unique position in Greek society: it is the only politically independent, non-partisan body dealing with major issues of the economy, and it aspires to being pro-active, that is, it seeks to identify, at an early stage, economic issues that can become crucial in the future and to propose timely solutions for these.

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About Capital Link      

With its headquarters in New York and presence in London and Athens, Capital Link has been active since 1995 in the fields of Investor Relations, Financial Communications and Strategic Advisory. Its activities focus mainly on three areas: 1) Linking companies -including several listed on the Athens Exchange- with strategic and institutional investors, bankers, analysts, and the financial media in Europe and the United States 2) Closed-End Funds and ETFs, 3) Listed shipping Companies on European and U.S. Exchanges. Capital Link`s programs combine IR, IT and financial media in one comprehensive package enabling Companies to maximize their penetration and recognition in the global investment community. Capital Link also works with Stock Exchanges and Governmental Organizations and has arranged presentations to U.S. investors for the Ministers of Economy / Finance of Bulgaria, France, Greece and Portugal. It also organizes annually in New York, London and Athens a series of Investment Forums focusing on its main activity fields (, as well as a series of Webinars on topics of contemporary interest. Capital Link`s Webinars are for educational purposes only.

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