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Alexios Anastasiadis studied at the Economics Department of the University of Piraeus (B.A. Economics) and Erasmus University of Rotterdam (M.Sc. in Econometrics). He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Patras. His research interests mainly focus on the roots of the recent economic crisis in the US economy.

George Androulakis was awarded his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece, where he also received his Ph.D. in Unconstrained Optimisation Methods. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration; he also teaches on the postgraduate course in Mathematics for Decision Making, University of Patras. His interests are focused on nonlinear unconstrained optimisation, neural networks training, optimal Runge-Kutta methods, systems of non-algebraic and/or transcendental functions, and quantitative methods.

Alexandros Chrysis studied law and political science at the Universities of Athens and Leicester. He is Professor at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Department of Sociology). He teaches History of Ideas and Philosophy of History. He has written a number of books and articles on the Enlightenment and Marxism.

George Economakis is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Patras. He studied at the Economics Department of the University of Athens (B.A. Economics, 1984) and Panteion University (M.Sc. in Regional Development, 1988, and Ph.D. in Political Economy, 1998). He has published in many academic journals and has co-authored several books.

Eirini Gaitanou holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London (Department of European and International Studies), having presented a thesis entitled ‘Forms and characteristics of the social movement in Greece in the context of the economic and political crisis’, focusing on the forms of political participation and the transformation of actors’ consciousness in relation to this participation and experience. She has been active in the social movements in Greece for over a decade and has participated in both practical and theoretical debates during this time.

Angelos Kontogiannis-Mandros received his Ph.D. from the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London. He holds a B.A. in Political Science (University of Athens), an M.Sc. in Political Behaviour (University of Essex) and an M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Psychology (London School of Economics). He has also worked on various posts in the polling industry.

Giannis Kouzis is a Professor in the Department of Social Policy at Panteion University, Athens. He received his Ph.D. from Paris X University. Since 1991 he has been in charge of labour relations research at the Institute of the Greek Trade Union Confederation (INE-GSEE).

Christos Laskos teaches in Greek secondary education. He has a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education. With Euclid Tsakalotos he co-wrote Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone and the World Economic Crisis (London: Pluto, 2013).

Maria Markaki received her Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the National Technical University of Athens. She is a post-doctoral researcher at the Panteion University of Athens. She has participated in several research programmes and has over 50 publications in journals, book collections and conference proceedings.

Stavros Mavroudeas is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Macedonia. He received his Ph.D. from Birkbeck College, University of London (1990). He has published articles in many academic journals and has authored several books in English and in Greek. He is a founding member of the Greek Association of Political Economy and has subsequently served in its governing council.

Despina Paraskeva-Veloudogianni has an M.A. in political theory from the Department of Politics, University of Athens. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Athens. She has written a book on Golden Dawn, The Enemy, the Blood and the Punisher: Analyzing Thirteen Speeches of Golden Dawn’s ‘Leader’ (Athens: Nisos, 2015 [in Greek]).

Spyros Sakellaropoulos received his Ph.D. from the University of Paris VIII. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at Panteion University, Athens. He has published in several academic journals and is the author of several books.

Panagiotis Sotiris received his Ph.D. from Panteion University Athens. He has taught Social and Political Theory and Philosophy at the University of Crete, Panteion University, the University of the Aegean, the University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University.

Euclid Tsakalotos is a Professor at the University of Athens. He has previously taught at Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a Ph.D. from Oxford University. He has been a member of the Greek Parliament since 2012, he was Alternate Minister for International Economic Relations in the first SYRIZA-ANEL government and has been Minister of Finance since July 2015.

Yiorgos Vassalos is a political scientist based in Brussels and Strasbourg specialising in interest representation in the EU. He was a researcher for the Corporate Europe Observatory for six years. He is currently working on his Ph.D. on the working relations of EU agents with financial lobbyists on drafting EU financial regulation in the University of Strasbourg. He has written on EU economic governance and austerity policies in Greece. He is also active in anti-austerity movements.

Ioannis Zisimopoulos studied at the Economics Department of the University of Patras (B.A. Economics, 2004), Department of Business Administration of the University of Patras (M.B.A., 2008). He is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Relations and Political Economy at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Patras. His work has been published in proceedings of international conferences and academic journals.