Scholars Appeal for Greece

We the undersigned call on the governments of Europe, the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF to respect the decision of the Greek people to choose a new course and to engage the new government of Greece in good faith negotiations to resolve the Greek debt.

The government of Greece is correct to insist on new policies because the previous policies have failed. They have not brought economic recovery. They have not brought financial stability. They have not brought jobs or foreign investments. They have stressed and damaged Greek society and weakened Greek institutions. There is therefore no value in that approach and no progress to preserve. We urge Greece's European partners to accept this reality, without which the new government would never have been elected.

Greece needs immediate humanitarian measures, a higher minimum wage, new jobs, new investments, and steps to restore and improve basic services such as education and health care. It needs a stronger and more progressive tax system, less dependent on VAT and better able to tax incomes and wealth. It needs to fight, punish and root out corruption. The new government needs fiscal space to implement these measures and to demonstrate their worth, and it needs continuing financial support from the European Central Bank to stabilize the financial sector meanwhile. We urge Greece's European partners and institutions to provide that fiscal space and that support.

The government of Greece is correct to ask for a write-off of debts owed to European partners. These debts are unsustainable and so will not be paid in any event. There is therefore no economic loss involved, for any other nation or its taxpayers, in writing them off. On the contrary, a fresh start for Greece will help bring new activity, income, jobs and profit to her partners. We urge Greece's creditors to seize this chance, and to explain these facts clearly and candidly to their own peoples.

These issues also engage the future of Europe as a whole. A policy of menace, threats, deadlines, obstinacy and blackmail will demonstrate to all Europeans that the European project will have failed. It will have failed morally, politically, and as a matter of economics. We urge Europe's leaders to reject and condemn all efforts to coerce the government and people of Greece.

Conversely, success for Greece can show the path toward renewed prosperity and stability for Europe, with a new role for democracy and a new openness to elections that bring constructive change. We stand with Greece and with Europe, with democracy and with change. We urge Europe's leaders to recognize the special basis of Greek decision-making in hard-fought and decisive democratic choice, and to choose the path of realistic assessment and reasonable negotiation.

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Manuel Aalbers, University of Leuven, Belgium
Nicola Acocella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Patrick Ainley, University of Greenwich, UK
Elmar Altvater, FU, Germany
Nacho Alvarez, University of Valladolid, Spain
Jack Amariglio, Merrimack College, USA
Greg Anderson, Ohio State University, USA
Bridget Anderson, University of Oxford, UK
Marcellus Andrews, Bucknell University, USA
Margarida Antunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research, USA
Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, UK
Annamaria Artner, King Sigismung College, Hungary
Philippe Askenazy, French National Center for Scientific Research, France
Kazim Ateş, Ankara University, Turkey
Cenk Aygül, Atılım University, Turkey
Stefano Ba, Leeds Trinity University, UK
Bernard Baha, Makerere University, Uganda
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research, USA
Giovanni Balcet, University of Turin, Italy
Evren Balta, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Steve Bannister, University of Utah, USA
Andrea Baranes, Sbilanciamoci!, Italy
Rudolph Bauer, University of Bremen, Germany
Josef Baum, Independent Researcher, Austria
Pinar Bedirhanoğlu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo, Italy
Fabio Berton, University of Turin, Italy
Karl Betz, FH Südwestfalen, Germany
Maria Luisa Bianco, University of Eastern Piemont, Italy
Carole Biewener, Simons College, USA
Bernard Billaudot, University of Grenoble, France
Cyrus Bina, University of Minnesota, USA
Joachim Bischoff, Magazine Sozialismus, Germany
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute, USA
Stephanie Blankenburg, SOAS, UK
Dorothee Bohle, Central European University, Hungary
Heinrich Bortis, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Stefan Bouzarovski, University of Manchester, UK
Clair Brown, University of California, Berkley, USA
| Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College, USA
Antonio Callari, Franklin and Marshall College, USA
Michele Cangiani, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
Looayne Carroll, University of Southern Maine, USA
Mario Cassetti, University of Brescia, Italy
Chambi Chacage, Harvard University, USA
Margarida Chagas Lopes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Evangelos Charos, Merrimack College, USA
Lynne Chester, University of Sidney, Australia
Victoria Chick, University College London, UK
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Loughborough University, UK
Aykut Coban, Ankara University, Turkey
Gabriel Colletis, University of Toulouse, France
Irwin Collier, FU Berlin, Germany
Richard Connoly, University of Birmingham, UK
Alexiou Constantinos, Cranfield University, UK
Benjamin Coriat, University of Paris XIII, France
Thomas Coutrot, ATTAC France, France
Rolf Czeskleba-Dupont, Roskilde University, Denmark
Yannis Dafermos, University of the West of England, UK
Hulya Dagdeviren, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Nana de Graaff, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Carmen de la Camara, University of Barcelona, Spain
Andre L.C. de Lourenco, UFRN, Brazil
Hartley Dean, London School of Economics, UK
Judith Delheim, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany
George DeMartino, University of Denver, USA
Nil Demet Güngör, Atılım University, Turkey
Dilara Demir, State University of New Jersey, USA
Andy Denis, City University London, UK
Radhika Desai, University of Manitoba, Canada
James Devine, Loyola Marymount University, USA
Ferda Donmez Atbasi, Ankara University, Turkey
Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College, USA
Giovanni Dosi, Pisa Institute of Economics, Italy
Ayse Durakbassa, Marmara University, Turkey
Cédric Durand, University of Paris XIII - EHESS, France
Wlodzimierz Dymarski, Poznań University of Economics, Poland
Gary A. Dymski, University of Leeds, UK
Dirk Ehnts, Bard College Berlin, Germany
Wolfram Elsner, University of Bremen - President of the EAEPE, Germany
Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts, USA
Seyhan Erdogdu, Ankara University, Turkey
Korkut Erturk, University of Utah, USA
Rafael Escudero, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
Trevor Evans, HWR, Germany
Péter Farkas, Senior Research Fellow - Institute of World Economics, Hungary
Olivier Favereau, University Paris X, France
Joao Pedro Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Bilge Firat, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Andrew Fischer, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
David Flecher, University of Paris XIII, France
Duncan Foley, New School for Social Research, USA
Jacques Fontanel, University of Grenoble, France
Guglielmo Forges Davanzati, University of Salento, Italy
Edward Fullbrook, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Jean Gadrey, University of Lille I, France
Giorgo Galanis, New Economics Foundation, UK
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas, USA
Mauro Gallegati, Polytechnical University of Ancona, Italy
Jorge Garcia Arias, University of Leon, Spain
Diana García López, University of Cambridge, UK
Francesco Garibaldo, Claudio Sabattini Foundation, Italy
Elisabeth Gauthier, Transform! Europe, France
Jacques Généreux, Institute for Political Science (IEP), France
Donald Gillies, University College London, UK
Gaël Giraud, CNRS, France
Claudio Gnesutta, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Jamie Gough, University of Sheffield, UK
Konstadinos Goulias, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Ilene Grabel, University of Denver, USA
Jeroen Gradener, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ionna Grammatikopoulou, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ulla Grapard, Colgate University, USA
Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University, USA
Adoracion Guaman, University of Valencia, Spain
Fatma Gül Ünal, Senior Regional Advisor - Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Burak Gürbüz, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Alexander Guschanski, University of Greenwich, UK
Sanem Guvenc-Salgirli, Marmara University, Turkey
Franz Hamburger, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Geoffrey Harcourt, UNSW Business School, Australia
John T. Harvey, Texas Christian University, USA
Serge Herbillon-Leprince, University of Paris XIII, France
Peter Herrmann, Corvinus University, Hungary
Stuart Holland, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Laura Horn, Roskilde University, Denmark
David Howell, The New School, USA
Sara Hsu, State University of New York at New Palz, USA
Michael Hudson, The Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
Paul Hudson, University of Württemburg-Halle, Germany
Stephanie Hürtgen, University of Frankfurt - Institut für Sozialforschung, Germany
Michel Husson, ATTAC France, France
Stefanos Ioannou, University of Leeds, UK
Victor M. Isidro, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Sabina Issehnane, University of Rennes II, France
Mariya Ivancheva, University College Dublin, Ireland
Florence Jany-Catrice, University of Lille I, France
Esther Jeffers, University of Paris VIII, France
Robert Jessop, Lancaster University, UK
Hans G. Jørgensen, Red-Green Alliance, Denmark
Robert Jump, SOAS, UK
Inge Kaul, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
Vanessa Kavvada, Hellenic Ministry of Interior Affairs, Greece
Steve Keen, Kingston University, UK
Joannes Kepler, University of Linz, Austria
Pierre Khalfa, Solidaires - Fondation Copernic, France
David Kiefer, University of Utah, USA
Andy Kilmister, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Yiannis Kitromilides, University of Cambridge, UK
Alfred Kleinknecht, Emeritus Pr. Of Economics - Fellow at the Hans Böckler Foundation, Germany
Jürgen Klute, Former Member of the Economic commission EU Parliament, Germany
Trudie Knijn, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Reinhart Kößler, Arnold Bergstraesser Institut, Germany
Roland Kulke, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation - Brussels Office, Belgium
Agnès Labrousse, University of Picardie, France
Gordon Lafer, University of Oregon, USA
Thomas Lamarche, University Paris Diderot, France
Dany Lang, University of Paris XIII, France
Marc Lavoie, University of Ottawa, Canada
Tony Lawson, University of Cambridge, UK
William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, USA
Jeremy Leaman, Loughborough University, UK
Sanghoon Lee, Hannam University, South Korea
Philippe Légé, University of Picardie, France
Ilse Lenz, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Grazzia Letto-Gillies, London South Bank University, UK
Haluk Levent, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey
Duncan Lindo, University of Leeds, UK
Konstantinos Loizos, University of Athens, Greece
Luis Lopes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Arianna Lovera, EHESS, France
Milton Lower, Former Senior Economist, US House of Representatives, USA
Yahya M. Madra, Bogazici University, Turkey
Aurelia Mañé-Estrada, University of Barcelona, Spain
Bernard Marx,, France
Gustave Massiah, Member of the International Council of the World Social Forum, France
Ignazio Masulli, University of Bologna, Italy
Christian May, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Jacques Mazier, University of Paris XIII, France
Elaine McCrate, University of Vermont, USA
Andrew McCulloch, University of Lincoln, UK
Terrence McDonough, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Richard Mcintyre, University of Rhode Island, Greece
Dominique Méda, University of Paris Dauphine, France
Michael Meeropol, Pr. Emeritus - Western New England University, UK
Jo Michell, University of the West of England, UK
Julien Milanesi, University of Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
Dimitris Milonakis, University of Crete, Greece
Mikidaddu Mohammed, University of Utah, USA
Simon Mohun, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Matthieu Montalban, University of Bordeaux, France
Mariana Mortagua, SOAS - Portugese MP (Bloco), Portugal
El Mouhoub Mouhoud, Paris Dauphine University, France
Léonard Moulin, University of Paris VII - Paris Diderot, France
Wolf-Dieter Narr, FU Berlin, Germany
Maria Nikolaidi, University of Greenwich, UK
Albert Noguera, University of Valencia, Spain
Andreas Nölke, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Domenico Nuti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Denis O'Hearn, Binghamton University, UK
Felim Óh Adhmaill, University College Cork, Ireland
Jose Oliveira, No-TTIP Platform, Portugal
Erik K. Olsen, University of Missouri Kansas City, USA
Özlem Onaran, University of Greenwich, UK
André Orlean, ENS, France
Fabienne Orsi, Research Institute for Development, France
Guido Ortona, University of Eastern Piemont, Italy
Frieder Otto-Wolf, Former MEP - Member of the EuroMemo Group, Germany
Henk Overbeek, Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Altay Özaygen, Institut-Mines Télécom, France
Gökçer Özgür, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Lia Pacelli, University of Turin, Italy
Alfonso Palacio Vera, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Marco Palacios, College of Mexico, Mexico
Thomas Palley, AFL-CIO and Economic Policy Institute, USA
Keith Paterson, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Heikki Patomäki, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jonathan Perraton, University of Sheffield, UK
Jean-Louis Perrault, University of Rennes I, France
Karl Petrick, Western New England University, UK
Paolo Piacentini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Mario Pianta, University of Urbino, Italy
Sol Picciotto, Lancaster University, UK
Jan Piewe, Senior Research Fellow at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK), Germany
Llorenç Planagumà, Coordinator of the Center for Territorial Stability, Spain
Henrik Plaschke, Aalborg University, Denmark
Geoffrey Pleyers, University of Leuven, Belgium
Zoltan Pogatsa, University of West Hungary, Hungary
C.J. Polychroniou, Levy Economics Institute, USA
Debby Potts, King's College London, UK
Jef Powell, University of Greenwich, UK
Brigitte Preissl, Editor-in-Chief - Intereconomics, Germany
Yonatan Preminger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Nuria Pumar Beltran, University of Barcelona, Spain
Hugo Radice, University of Leeds, UK
Kunibert Raffer, University of Vienna, Austria
Gilles Raveaud, University of Paris VIII, France
James Rebitzer, Boston University, USA
Miriam Rehm, Chamber of Labour, Austria
Michael Reich, University of California, Berkley, USA
José Reis, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Metin Reyhanoglu, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
Jacques Rigaudiat, Former Social Advisor to French PMs Rocard and Jospin, France
Michèle Rioux, Director of the Research Center on Integration and Globalization (CEIM), Canada
Rosaria Rita Canale, Univerity of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
Alessandro Roncaglia, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Sergio Rossi, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Andrea Roventini, Pisa Institute of Economics, Italy
Jill Rubery, University of Manchester, UK
David F. Ruccio, University of Notre Dame, USA
Hedwig Rudolph, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Magnus Ryner, King's College London, UK
Serdar Şahinkaya, Ankara University, Turkey
Serhat Salihoğlu, Trade Union DISK/Genel-Is, Turkey
Blair Sandler, University of Massachusetts, USA
Giulio Sapelli, University of Milan, Italy
Jacques Sapir, EHESS, France
Malcom Sawyer, Emeritus Pr. Of Economics - University of Leeds, UK
Christoph Scherrer, University of Kassel, Germany
Ronald Schettkat, Schumpeter School Wuppertal, Germany
John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research, USA
Stephanie Seguino, University of Vermont, USA
Mark Setterfield, The New School for Social Research, USA
Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research, USA
Hee-Young Shin, Wright State University, USA
Ajit Singh, Emeritus Pr. Of Economics - University of Cambridge, UK
Peter Söderbaum, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Susanne Soederberg, Queen's University, Canada
Sinan Sonmez, Atılım University, Turkey
Susan Spashlof, Left Unity - Policy Commission, UK
Ron Stanfield, Colorado State University, USA
Cornelia Staritz, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE), Austria
Armando F. Steinko, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, Spain
Henri Sterdyniak, Institute for Political Science (IEP), France
Andy Storey, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eduardo Strachman, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester, UK
Tae-Hee Tae-Hee, State University of New York, USA
Jeff Tan, Aga Khan University in the UK, UK
Ali C. Tasiran, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Daniela Tepe-Belfrage, University of Sheffield, UK
Bruno Theret, University of Paris Dauphine, France
Claus Thomasberger, University for Applied Sciences - HTW Berlin, Germany
Mario Tiberi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Lisa Tilley, University of Warwick, UK
BrunoTinel, University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Theodoro Togati, University of Turin, Italy
Gunnar Tomasson, Former Advisor to the IMF, USA
Jan Toporowski, SOAS, UK
Daniele Tori, University of Greenwich, UK
Maria Luisa Torregosa, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Mexico
Pasquale Tridico, University of Roma Tre, Italy
Axel Troost, Financial Spokesman Die Linke / Bundestag, Germany
Yuksel Tuna, University of Ankara, Turkey
Ruhi Tuncer, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Eric Tymoigne, Lewis & Clark College, USA
Fatma Ülkü Selçuk, Atılım University, Turkey
Leanne Ussher, Queens College, USA
Milica Uvalic, University of Perugia, Italy
Jorge Uxo, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
Henry van Maasakker, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Roberto Veneziani, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Kartik Verma, University of Utah, USA
Rudi von Arnim, University of Utah, USA
Paul Voos, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, USA
Robert Wade, London School of Economics, UK
John Weeks, Emeritus Pr. Of Economics - SOAS, UK
Carla Weinzierl, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Mark Weisbrot, Centre for Economic and Policy Research, Washington (Co-Director), USA
Julian Wells, Kingston University, UK
Daniele White, Wilkes Honors College, USA
Willem Wolters, Nijmegen University, Netherlands
Galip Yalman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Anne Yeagle, University of Utah, USA
Erinç Yeldan, Bilkent University, Turkey
Serim Yilday, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ajit Zacharias, Levy Economics Institute, USA
Helene Zajdela, University of Paris XIII, France
Wenjie Zhang, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, USA
Dimitri Zurstrassen, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain