Yanis Varoufakis
Yanis Varoufakis
Contributor, The Yuan

Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

Efforts to regulate Big Tech are turning into an exercise in futility
Emerging markets
Most agree Big Tech needs some sort of regulation, but its situation is very different from that of traditional monopolies. University of Athens Economics Prof Yanis Varoufakis, ex-Greek finance minister and head of the MeRA25 party, probes the thorny thickets of tech regulation.
Yanis Varoufakis  |  Nov 27, 2023
Is Europe deindustrializing?
As exorbitant energy costs and Washington’s drive to lure Europe’s green companies to the US slam the continent’s industry, are its industrial zones set to become rustbelts? Is Germany to languish as its factories shutter, forcing its highly skilled craftsmen to take menial jobs?
Yanis Varoufakis  |  Mar 03, 2023
Sympathy for Germany
Germany, Europe’s largest economy, has long stood as worth emulating, especially as it helped the eurozone navigate the 2010 economic crisis and continued steady growth on its strong manufacturing and robust exports. But cracks have begun to show in this model as its overreliance on Russian oil and gas has emerged, along with underinvestment in key infrastructure.
Yanis Varoufakis  |  Aug 10, 2022