Monday, 7 January 2013


While I haven't been writing much over the last year, I have been speaking, in both my professional capacity and as an amateur econblogger. Unfortunately, I've rarely been able to link to a recording (with a significant exception here).

So here's a little nameday treat for all the Johns and Joannas reading the blog, and the rest of you can be freeloaders in one of the rare instances that I will tolerate such. It comes from ACCA's 4th international public sector conference and is part of a session with Brian Quinn (director - loan department, World Bank) and 
Mario Marcel, deputy director - public governance and territorial development directorate, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD). 
You can watch a video of the session here.

My piece begins at 38:38 and I apologise in advance for the close crop that makes it impossible to read my slides. You can, of course, see and download them here instead:

As for people looking for something new, there is my presentation of 8 January at the Grande Bretagne in Athens, entitled 'Greece and the Eurozone Endgame'. You can read through it (or download, if you prefer) below.

This was a new experience for me. If you haven't presented non-stop for an hour and a half, you can't possibly imagine how difficult it is to be a populistar, quasi-military 'socialist' leader. We may need to start figuring them out though, because I dare say whoever is prime minister in Greece next will probably sound like that anyway. Hell, even our current PM is trying to.

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