Understanding Challenges for the Greek Economy

Sep 12 2019

Understanding Challenges for the Greek Economy

Eighteen distinguished academics and professionals addressed timely topics of importance for the Greek economy, capital markets, and firms, with a view on international research and practice.


Opening Remarks:

  • Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director, Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation, University of Piraeus & Queen Mary University of London
  • George Zavvos, Deputy Minister of Finance in charge of the Financial System
  • Professor Gregory Chondrokoukis, Vice Rector of Research & Exec Training, University of Piraeus
  • Professor Dimitris Malliaropoulos, Chief Economist, Bank of Greece & University of Piraeus

Session 1

Sovereign and Corporate Debt

  • Self-Inflicted Debt Crises, Professor Theodosios Dimopoulos, HEC Lausanne
  • Asymmetric Information, Liquidity and Corporate Finance: Evidence from the Introduction of Credit Ratings, Professor Carola Frydman, Northwestern University & NBER
  • Lending Relationships in Loan Renegotiation: Evidence from Corporate Loans, Dr. Melina Papoutsi, European Central Bank
  • Chair: Professor Angelos Antzoulatos, University of Piraeus

Session 2

Economy and the Markets

Panel 1

Non-Performing Loans in the Greek Banking Sector

  • Spyros Avramopoulos, CEO, Sodia Capital Management, An Affiliate of Apollo Global Management
  • George Georgakopoulos, Executive General Manager, Piraeus Bank S.A.
  • Theodoros Kalantonis, Deputy CEO, Troubled Assets Group, Eurobank Ergasias S.A. & Chairman, NPL Steering Committee, Hellenic Bank Association
  • Ioannis Tsikripis, Deputy Director, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Greece
  • Moderator: Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director of IFFR, University of Piraeus & Queen Mary University of London

Panel 2

Invest in Greece

The conference was hosted by the Bank of Greece and has been supported by Alpha Asset Management ΑΕΔΑΚ and Alpha Trust. Media partners: Οικονομική Επιθεώρηση/Greek Business File, Euro2Day.gr and Naftemporiki.gr