Economic Crisis in Greece and the Consequential “Brain Drain”

  • Sofia AnastasiadouEmail author
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


Economic crisis in Greece had enormous impact on society and people’s lives. Political corruption, cronyism, nepotism, partisanship, bureaucracy, are some of the main causes which lead to the country’s plague, unemployment. “Brain drain” in Greece is inevitable. Thus, this study tries to record students’ opinions towards the Greek scientist emigration. The results reveal that Greek students are extremely pessimistic that unemployment could be restrained or reversed and that they believe that both Greek politicians and European authorities are incapable of leading the country into economic recovery.


Brain Drain Economic Crisis Greece 

JEL Classification Codes

A14 A22 Z13 Z10 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Western MacedoniaFlorinaGreece

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