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Yanis Varoufakis
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Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis taught economics at the universities of Essex, East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney, Glasgow, Texas, and Athens, where he still holds a chair in economic theory. Since the economic crisis began in 2008, he has emerged as a commentator of economic and social developments in Greece, Europe, and globally. In 2015 he was appointed Greece’s finance minister. He resigned to cofound DiEM25—the pan-European Democracy in Europe Movement. He holds an honorary professorship in comparative law economics and finance at the University of Torino’s International University College, in political economy at the University of Sydney, and a distinguished visiting professorship in political economy at King’s College London. His books include: Game Theory: A critical text (Routledge, 2004); Modern Political Economics: Making sense of the post-2008 world (Routledge, 2011); The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the World Economy (Zed Books, 2011, 2015), and And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability (Penguin, 2016). Together with Danae Stratou he founded vitalspace.org.