Issue No 36 – June 2018






1. Macroeconomic analysis and projections

1.1. Recent developments and prospects in the main demand components
       Ersi Athanassiou, pages 4-10

1.2. The evolution of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in Greece and in the Eurozone
       Yannis Panagopoulos, pages 11-13

1.3. Factor model forecasts for the short-term prospects in GDP
       Factor Model Economic Forecasting Unit Ersi Athanassiou, Theodore Tsekeris, Ekaterini Tsouma, pages 14-15

1.4. The international environment: Recent developments and prospects of the global economic activity
       Aristotelis Koutroulis, pages 16-19

1.5. Recent economic developments in the Western Balkan Region
       Ritsa Panagiotou, pages 20-25


2. Public finance

2.1. State Budget execution first quarter 2018
       Elisavet Nitsi, pages 26-27

2.2. The evolution and structure of public debt
       Christos Triantopoulos, pages 28-30


3. Human resources and social policies

3.1. Recent developments in key labour market variables
       Ioannis Cholezas, pages 31-39

3.2. The Special Eurobarometer on the integration of migrants and the case of Greece
       Jennifer Cavounidis, pages 40-46


4. Development policies and sectors

4.1. External trade of agro-food products
       Athanasios Chymis, pages 47-51

4.2. The development of the transport fuels market for the 2016-2017 period and the impact from the Excise Duty increase
       Vassilis Lychnaras, pages 52-58




Special topics


Changes in inequality and poverty in Greece: 2007-2015
Eirini Andriopoulou, Alexandros Karakitsios, Panos Tsakloglou, pages 59-70

The significance and impact of the time and cost of (non-) collecting claims on receivables from non-performing bank loans (NPLs)
Spilios Mouzoulas Yannis Panagopoulos Ioannis Peletidis, pages 71-82

E-commerce and Information and Communication Technologies in Greek firms
Alexandra Kontolaimou Georgia Skintzi, pages 83-90

Applying behavioural insights to policy-making
Fotini Economou, pages 91-101