“Versailles in Athens: the implications of German government policy for Greece”. New publication of Professor Brigitte Granville.

Prof Brigitte Granville, CGR Director and Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London, has contributed to the new publication of the European Policy Centre’s: “German Macro: how it’s different and why it matters?

The European Policy Centre is an independent think tank of EU affairs, dedicated to fostering European integration through analysis and debate. His latest e-book explores if German macro-economic substantially differs from standard Western Macro-Economics. The Publication was coordinated by George Bratsiotis, Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester and co-director of the Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research, and David Cobham, Professor of Economics at Heriot-Watt University. The E-book includes six papers that were presented at the seminar “German Macro: how it’s different and why it matters?” hold at Heriot-Watt University on December 2015.


Prof Granville contribution, “Versailles in Athens: the implications of German government policy for Greece”, focus on how the German experience of hyperinflation during the inter-war period still shapes its policy towards Greece and the Eurozone.  The complete article can be read at the ECP web. In her analysis Prof Granville references some of her previous works, including the Centre for Globalisation Research’ working papers: “Elites, Thickets and Institutions: French Resistance versus German Adaptation to Economic Change, 1945-2015” co-authored with Martha Prevezerand Jaume Martorell Cruz, and “Conflicting incentives for the public to support the EMU” co-authored with Dominik Nagly. As well as her Journal of Economic History’ article ““Weimar on the Volga”: Causes and Consequences of Inflation in 1990s Russia Compared with 1920 Germany”, co-authored with Niall Ferguson.

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