Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis

Former Finance Minister of Greece in 2015, economist and author of several treaties about economy .

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Yanis Varoufakis served as Minister of Finance of Greece in 2015. From 2004 to 2006, Varoufakis served as economic advisor to George Papandreou, then Leader of the Opposition during 2004-06. In 2012 Varoufakis became Economist-in-Residence at Valve Corporation. He researched the virtual economy on the Steam digital delivery platform, specifically looking at exchange rates and trade deficits. From 2013-14 he taught at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a visiting professor.

On 25 January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis was appointed finance minister by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the election victory of Syriza in the parliamentary election. Varoufakis resigned as Finance Minister on 6 July 2015.

He has written several books on game theory, microeconomics and macroeconomics.

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