Elena Panaritis led a discussion on the role of the IMF in Greek Financial Reforms. Professor Jaime Marquez, International Economics and Associate Director of Masters in International Economics and Finance, also joined as a discussant. Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, International Development Program and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, moderated the discussion.
Elena Panaritis is an institutional economist, social entrepreneur, and policy innovator. She has served as Member of the Hellenic Parliament and adviser to Greece’s Prime Minister. As an economist at the World Bank, she spearheaded property rights reform in Peru, receiving International Best Practice awards. Her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust recounts her experience and expands on her methodology. Elena is the founder of Panel Group LLC, a triple-bottom-line business that focuses on distressed economies. She has also founded Thought for Action, an NGO that creates awareness about transforming informality and countries under solvency crisis, such as Greece.