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Yanis Varoufakis

Born in Athens, 1961, Varoufakis moved to England to read Mathematical Economics (Essex), Mathematical Statistics (Birmingham) and to complete a PhD in Economics (Essex). His academic appointments (teaching economic theory and policy, political economics and philosophy, econometrics, and game theory), began at the University of Essex and then took him to the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Glasgow, and the University of Sydney – before returning to his native Greece to take up an appointment at the University of Athens as Professor of Economic Theory and director of the Political Economy Program, as well as to found UADPhilEcon, an international doctorate program in economics. He now holds a Visiting Professorship at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. Since the Global and Euro Crises began in 2008, Varoufakis has been an active participant in the debates occasioned by these events. Together with Stuart Holland and James K. Galbraith, he is the author of A Modest Proposal for Resolving the Euro Crisis. (See also his blog at


The biggest threat to Greece's left-wing coalition is itself.

Yanis Varoufakis