On Wednesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. EDT, Atlas Network will host a one-hour webinar on Greece at a crossroads: What is at stake, and what to expect, featuring Aristides Hatzis, the leading pro-reform expert on Greece and an associate professor of philosophy of law and theory of institutions at the University of Athens, to discuss Greece’s debt crisis and the urgency for finding a solution.
Hatzis will address the solutions that have been proposed and how each could impact both Greece’s and the world’s economy. Hatzis is one of the most sought-out intellectuals for nearly every major international news agency, a friend of Atlas Network, and a featured author in Tom G. Palmer’s After the Welfare State. He recently spoke at Atlas Network’s Athens event, Emergency Economic Summit for Greece. Hatzis is also the founder of co-founder of two Atlas Network partners, the John Stuart Mill Research Group and LearnLiberty.gr, and one of the leading blogs that has covered the Greek Crisis since its beginning, greekcrisis.net.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1967, Hatzis completed his basic legal studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He studied sociology, philosophy, history, and economic analysis of law at the graduate level at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Law (LL.B., LL.M.) and at the University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., J.S.D.).
In 1999, he received his doctorate on the economics of contract law under the supervision of Richard A. Posner (chair), Frank Easterbrook, and William Landes. He is an attorney-at-law and a member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 1992 and of the American Bar Association since 1994. In 2001 he was elected a member of the steering committee of the European Association of Law and Economics, and in 2002 he was the local organizer of EALE’s 19th annual conference.
Hatzis is also an associate fellow of the Center for Free Enterprise in Seoul and a member of the advisory board of the Society of European Contract Law, the steering committee of the European Network for Better Regulation, and the editorial board of the European Review of Contract Law. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, and the author of many academic papers and newspaper op-eds. He recently authored A split verdict on the blackmail and bullying over Greece and A ‘take-it-or-leave it’ vote is a recipe for disaster for Greece in the Financial Times.